Illuminate Skin Therapies

Dull Complexion

Dull Complexion

Dull Complexion: What Is It?

Dull skin tone is a result of excess dead skin cells that build up on the surface of your skin. Your skin can lose its natural luminosity because of dryness, damaged cells, or slow cell turnover, all of which can happen at any age and in any season of the year. This can make your face feel rough or bumpy and give it a dull and lackluster appearance. Pollutants in our environment can also create a dull appearance on the skin. Free radicals within our air can damage collagen and stimulate pigment production over time, leaving your skin’s tone and texture uneven. Stress and hormonal fluctuations can also cause those fine lines to appear. When your cortisol levels spike during high stress, your blood flow goes to your vital organs, not to your face, leaving your skin looking sallow. As always, the sun certainly plays a factor in how our skin appears as it is the main cause of weakened collagen. Dull Complexions appear lackluster and are absent of youthful, radiant glow.

What Causes A Dull Complexion?

A Dull Complexion can be the result of one or many things: health, age, skin build-up, excess pigmentation, pore congestion, incompatible skincare, the need to elevate skin hygiene, and dehydration.

With so many factors contributing to a dull appearance, our Illuminate Skin Therapies therapists will provide you with a comprehensive skin consultation to determine the source of the skin’s dull appearance. We will then work with you to develop a treatment program that will bring the natural glow back to your skin and help prevent these excess dead skin cells in the future.

Who Can Experience Dull Complexion?

Anyone can experience a dull complexion at any time. Environmental factors, skincare, diet, and lifestyle habits can cause your complexion to lose its radiance.

What Are The Most Effective Treatments?

  • We Recommend:
    • Complexion Rehab
    • Radiance + Refresh
    • Radiance Micropeel
    • Antioxidants: Vitamin C, Alpha Arbutin, Astaxanthin
    • Regenerative Ingredients: Backuchiol, Vitamin A, E
    • Hydrators: Hyaluronic Acid and Tremella Mushroom
  • The Benefits:
    • Complexion Rehab: This is the ideal starting point, because it encourages detoxification, establishing a baseline of skin- wellness, which promotes your vitality and glows. Once the skin is detoxified, decongested, and inflammation is reduced layering in services like Radiance Micropeel and Radiance + Refresh remove will layers of skin build-up to smooth, refine and make skin more receptive to nourishers, moisture, and hydration that will elevate your skin’s most radiant glow.
    • Laser Therapies: In addition to revitalizing skin, laser energy enhances cellular turnover (skin efficiency) that slows with age. By stimulating the lively turnover of cells, dead skin is eliminated faster and the radiant glow that’s being generated from within is revealed.
    • Regenerative Ingredients: Antioxidants and active hydrators can aid in minimizing congestion: Hyaluronic Acid and Tremella Mushroom have been shown to be highly effective hydrators. Antioxidants and regenerative ingredients will enhance skin efficiency, detoxify, and promote an environment in which healthy cellular turnover can occur; shedding and repopulating skin so your radiant glow can thrive.

Complimentary Consults

Perhaps the most important phase of our journey together is your complimentary consultation. This is your opportunity to see what our passion for the details of your skin will look like with Illuminate as your skincare guide can look like! During this 30-45 minutes of shared exchange, we will get to know your skin in real-time, develop an appreciation for the way you care for your skin, and hopefully answer any questions you have! We are here to help you develop or expand upon your individual skincare philosophy, including best practices, care, and services! 


Illuminate Skin Therapies offers a variety of skincare solutions to address a number of challenging skin conditions. Here you can explore the skin health challenges and the effective and enhancing services we provide and the options available to achieve your most radiant and vital complexion.

Complexion Rehab
Complexion Rehab

Type of Treatment: Laser: Lifestyle-Friendly, Non-Ablative (No Downtime) $99/session Complexion Rehab is an adaptable, 8-week program that uses strategic laser therapy and the nourishing support of organic, plant-based skincare to enhan

Radiance + Refresh
Radiance + Refresh

Type of Treatment: Laser + Dermal Infusion: An Illuminate Signature adaptation, not offered anywhere else $189/session Flawlessly adapted to your skin-specifics, Radiance + Refresh detoxifies and illuminates with skin-specific Wavelengt

Radiance Micropeel
Radiance Micropeel

Type of Treatment: Laser: Ablative (Downtime-3-5 days development) $349/session As we age, cell turnover declines and radiant skin beneath is covered by degenerated tissue build-up. Illuminate’s polishing peels are administered us

Full Service Skin Care Tailored For You

Full Service Skin Care Tailored For You

Illuminate Skin Therapies is committed to providing elevated and accessible skincare solutions to serve Calgary and the area. Our beautiful, welcoming, and relaxing skin wellness centre boasts state-of-the-art technologies, private consultation spaces, and a retail space of top-of-the-line skin care products to support our clients on their journey to vital, glowing skin. Book your Complimentary Consultation today.

Illuminate Your Skin

Illuminate Skin Therapies creates strategic, compassionate skincare solutions. Our technicians are highly trained and empathetic, delivering therapeutic care with the support of products and services that are consciously created using premium ingredients and innovative techniques. Illuminate is committed to delivering high-performance results, which are reliable and cumulative due to consistent refinement and challenge to the conventional standard for beauty.

Our clinic uses only the most revolutionary Standard for technology advancements in Medical Aesthetics. Contact Us Today!

Call our West Springs location at 1-587-897-5952 to book your Complimentary Consult!