Lytera® 2.0 Advanced Pigment Correcting System is an all-in-one system for optimal skin evening, rejuvenation, and UV & infrared protection, which not only reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation but also addresses overall photodamage.
What products are in the system?
There are 6 products included in the system: Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum, TOTAL DEFENSE + REPAIR Broad Spectrum SPF 34 Sunscreen, Retinol Complex 0.5, Rejuvenative Moisturizer, AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, and AHA/BHA Cream.
What does each individual product in the system do?
- Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum: Addresses the appearance of stubborn skin discoloration across diverse patient populations
- TOTAL DEFENSE + REPAIR Broad Spectrum SPF 34 Sunscreen: Defends against harmful UVA, UVB, and infrared rays while supporting the skin’s ability to restore itself
- AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser: Gently scrubs away dead skin, promotes cellular turnover, and improves the appearance of skin texture and tone
- AHA/BHA Cream: Exfoliates and improves the appearance of skin tone and texture revealing brighter skin
- Rejuvenative Moisturizer: Helps nourish, hydrate, and rejuvenate skin
- Retinol Complex 0.5: Renews skin and diminishes the appearance of fine lines
What ingredient in the system helps improve the appearance of overall photodamage?
The proprietary blend of antioxidants in TOTAL DEFENSE + REPAIR Broad Spectrum SPF 34 Sunscreen, SOL-IR™ Advanced Antioxidant Complex, has been clinically proven to improve the appearance of photodamage while also promoting skin rejuvenation.
Can patients add other topical or prescription-strength products to this regimen?
Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum is developed to work as both monotherapy and in combination with other treatment plans for optimal results. However, it is at the physician’s discretion whether or not to supplement the system with additional products.
How does this system compare to prescription-strength systems on the market?
The Lytera® 2.0 Advanced Pigment Correcting System was clinically shown to deliver results comparable to a leading prescription-strength system on the market.
What skin type is appropriate for the Lytera® 2.0 Advanced Pigment Correcting System?
The system was very well tolerated in the clinical study across a wide range of ethnicities and skin types, with Fitzpatrick Skin Type III–V represented.
Can patients with sensitive skin use the Lytera® 2.0 Advanced Pigment Correcting System?
The system was very well tolerated in the clinical study across a wide range of ethnicities and skin types. However, as with all SkinMedica® products, we defer to our physician partners in recommending products that best suit their patients’ skin types.
What are common side effects?
During the clinical trials, no subjects reported adverse events. Mild peeling, redness, and irritation may occur when using Retinol Complex. Patients should be encouraged to consult with their healthcare provider if they are experiencing any side effects.
Can the system be used during pregnancy?
The system includes Retinol Complex. Patients should NOT use any retinol product if they are pregnant, lactating, or planning to become pregnant.
How long should the system last?
If used according to the directions, each system should last approximately 90 days.
How many steps are there in the treatment regimen?
There are 4 steps recommended in the morning and 4 steps in the evening.
How long should patients use the system?
Hyperpigmentation is a chronic condition and results may vary depending on severity of the condition. In a clinical efficacy and tolerability study, the Lytera® 2.0 Advanced Pigment Correcting System was studied over 12 weeks. Results were documented at weeks 4, 8, and 12. For optimal results and long-term maintenance, patients must adhere to the treatment plan, use sunscreen daily, and avoid excessive sun exposure.
What value does the system offer versus purchasing each product individually?
When purchasing the system, patients save over 20% as compared to purchasing all 6 products individually. In addition, they receive a free 1 oz. TOTAL DEFENSE + REPAIR Broad Spectrum SPF 34 Sunscreen, a premium SkinMedica® travel bag, and a $40 Brilliant Distinctions® rebate for their next system purchase.