Skin Care in Glen Ellyn & Naperville, IL



The entire aesthetic product line is inspired by the science of the skin. As skin ages, elasticity decreases, lines appear and overall appearance is diminished. SkinMedica products contain specialty ingredients that improve the overall appearance of skin.

The scientifically proven recovery compounds include essential ingredients ranging from vitamins C and E to retinol to TNS® — their patented blend of growth factors, soluble collagen, antioxidants and matrix proteins. The impact is clear beautiful skin. All results of the SkinMedica commitment to creating a lifelong skin care solution for healthier looking skin.

Revision Skincare

Revision Skincare

Revision skincare philosophy centers around the 7 keys to unlocking the healthy skin for any skin type: purify, refine, resurface, restore, protect, hydrate and correct. Revision has provided effective solutions to common skin concerns such as pre mature aging and hyperpigmentation. For over 15 years Revision Skincare has been providing physicians with the most advanced skincare resources available. The corporate headquarters is located in Dallas, Texas and integrates research and development with state-of-the-art manufacturing enabling Revision Skincare to offer matchless, innovation and product advancement.

Elta MD

Elta MD





Retail Cosmeceuticals – What’s in the stuff we recommend

Why Do We Care About Our Skin

  • UV radiation (sun) causes damage that accelerate the aging of the skin, injury to skin resulting in photo-damage. The damage disrupts the normal architecture of connective tissue within the dermis.
  • Wrinkles, pigmentation, sagging, surface roughness.
  • Cosmeceuticals – topical cosmetics intended for cleansing, beautifying, and promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance. They require a licensed physician to dispense.

Growth Factors

  • What: Regulator proteins that mediate signaling pathways between and within cells.
  • Huh?: Materials within our body that regulate tissue repair and regeneration – and you need several since they work synergistically (together). 
  • How: Accelerates wound healing (sun damage) and rejuvenate aging skin. Stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin.
  • Expect: Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Reduction in pigmentation.
  • Best results: Use in conjunction with Peels, Microdermabrasion, and Laser photorejuvenation.
  • Risks: None to date unless allergic to substance.
  • Issues: Difficult to keep GF stable and active, New pumps solve the problem.


  • What: Beta-carotene derivative of which Vitamin A is the active metabolite as well as synthetic analogs. Retinol, retinaldehyde, retinal esters, retinoic acid (Rx Retin A).
  • Huh?: Naturally occurring compounds that influence gene expression patterns in the skin to induce collagen expression and elastic fiber components.
  • Yeah Right?: Works with your cells genetic material repair and remodel photo-damaged skin.
  • Expect: Skin becomes smoother, thicker, dark blemishes become lighter which results in more even and younger skin.
  • Cosmetic use – Treats photo damage.
  • Dermatological uses: Acne and psoriasis
  • Risks: Irritation – stinging and burning (start at low concentrations)
  • Prescription Retin A can cause birth defects – no worries with cosmetic use while trying to conceive.


  • What: Prevents the oxidate stress to the skin (UV radiation, genetic and environmental factors) that accelerates aging by damaging DNA, lipids, and proteins.
  • Huh?: Prevents free radicals from forming chain reactions that have the capability of damaging cells during the oxidation of other molecules.
  • Yeah right?: Protect against sun damage thereby resulting in reduction of redness and sunburn.
  • How?: Protects your skin from sun damage.
  • Expect: Prevents sun damage / aging when used with Sunscreen!
  • Types: ALA (alpha lipoid acid), coenzyme Q-10, polyphenols (flavonoids – grape seed / soy), idebenone, kinetin, Vitamins A,B,C and E and Coffeeberry.
  • Risks: None

Vitamin E

  • What: Major lipophilic antioxidant in tissue – represents eight naturally occurring molecules whose major role is the arrest of chain propagation by scavenging lipid peroxyl radicals.
  • Huh?: Sun protection and skin surface protection.
  • Expect: Protection against sun damage thereby resulting in reduction of redness and sunburn.
  • Risks: Allergic reactions and skin irritation – rare.

Vitamin C

  • What: Antioxidant, effects collagen and elastin synthesis, photo protective effects, anti-inflammatory.
  • Huh?: Helps in many ways to prevent and treat sun damage to the skin.
  • Expect: Less fine lines and wrinkles, redness, pigmentation, and skin laxity.
  • Risks: None

Vitamin B

  • What?: Family of niacinamide aka nicotinamide that is a water-soluble that penetrates the stratum corneum which effects metabolic enzyme reactions that potentially impact tissue factors. These reactions are potent antioxidants.
  • Huh?: Mechanisms poorly understood – Helps improve the skins barrier functions, hyper pigmentation, sallowness (yellowing), texture improvement, Sebum reduction, wrinkle reduction – clearly improves many dermatological conditions including acne and Rosacea.
  • Expect: Prevent photo damage, reduces hyper pigmentation and yellowing. Improves skin texture and oiliness while reducing fine lines. Enhances the skin’s natural barriers and reduces irritation.
  • Risks: Burning or stinging, some react to the additives that are used with it.


Chemical and Physical

  • Chemical: Contains chemicals that absorb UVA and UVA radiation by the skin.
  • Physical: Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that blocks UV radiation.
  • Huh?: Protects the skin from the ravages of the sun. As little as 15 minutes of sun exposure a day causes damage.
  • Expect: Less color changes as well as lines, wrinkles, aging, and cancer.
  • Risks: None


  • What?: Materials that target melanogenesis pathways thereby reducing melanin in the skin.
  • Huh?: Reduces the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots.
  • Expect: Significant reduction in color of the skin especially when used in conjunction with facial peels and laser photo rejuvenation (IPL).
  • Lytera – 8 different ingredients that work four different ways to reduce pigmentation in the skin.


  • What? Alpha Hydroxy Acids – group of organic acids with exfoliating properties that turn over cells in the stratum corneum.
  • Huh?: Reduces build-up and removes dead skin reducing the thickness of the surface. Additional effects: moisturize the skin.
  • Expect: Smoother skin, less fine lines and wrinkles, reduced mottled pigmentation, and skin sallowness (sickly yellowish color). Works well in conjunction with retinoids.
  • Risks: Can have an effect on skin barrier function? – theoretical