Chemical peels are not new, but they deserve a new look at what they can do. Many people think of them as a mere exfoliator, and while it’s true that chemical peels rid your skin of its dry outer layer, that’s a gross understatement about the power and versatility of this effective skin treatment.
Our expert aestheticians at Gago Wellness highly recommend chemical peels for a variety of skin complaints and offer custom blends of just the right ingredients that resolve your toughest conditions. Here are the five most common skin problems you can correct with chemical peels.
1. Wrinkles and lines
Chemical peels are great for addressing textural issues like fine lines and wrinkles, especially on your face, hands, and neck. Depending on the severity of your wrinkles, our team decides on the right peel for you, then starts by thoroughly cleansing and prepping your skin for the treatment.
We apply the compound solution directly to your skin, where it stays for about 5-10 minutes before we take it off. You may feel some slight burning or tingling while it’s on, and a little sensitivity afterwards, but superficial chemical peels are generally not considered painful.
They are, however, highly effective because they remove your outer layer of skin that contains all those wrinkles. When your skin regenerates, you replace the old with fresher, younger-looking skin.
2. Pigmentation problems
Whether you have a face full of freckles, annoying age spots, or patches of darker pigmentation called melasma, chemical peels can lift the discoloration and leave you with a more even tone.
Because the hyperpigmentation you see when you have these particular skin issues is generally found in the epidermis (the top layer of your skin), chemical peels that remove your epidermis can easily correct your spots by simply removing them.
It’s important to note, though, that those with very dark skin may have a different reaction to a chemical peel, especially medium or deep peels that may leave unwanted discoloration in some skin types.
3. Crows feet
Those little lines that begin at the outer corners of your eyes and extend out in a starburst pattern are called crows feet. They happen to all of us as we age, because the skin around our eyes is very delicate. Think of it as linen — there’s almost no way to wear it without wrinkles.
But just as there’s an iron for your linen trousers, there’s a chemical peel for your crows feet. Of course, one of the main reasons those wrinkles appeared is because every time you smile, they scrunch up. So they may return again later. But for now, we can greatly reduce their appearance with a chemical peel.
Whether you’re a teen dealing with hormonal acne or an adult still battling breakouts, chemical peels can help. We generally use a glycolic acid in your acne chemical peel, as it works well to remove excess oils, reduce pore blockage, and decrease your breakouts.
It’s important to complement your chemical peel with a good acne skin care regimen at home, and we can help you determine the best products for your skin type.
Scars go hand in hand with acne, but you may also have other minor scars from scratches or cuts sustained in an injury or just everyday life over the years. If your scars are shallow, a chemical peel may be just the answer.
Again, as it lifts off the outer layer of your skin, it also lifts away the imperfections contained in that layer. But if your scar runs deep, chances are a chemical peel won’t make it disappear. We evaluate the depth and severity of your scars and discuss your options so you have realistic expectations of your chemical peel treatment.
While chemical peels alone cover a lot of ground, they often work better when combined with other cosmetic treatments. At Gago Wellness, our experienced team offers Forever Young Broadband Light™ (BBL) therapy, which uses revolutionary technology to reduce your age spots, tiny blood vessels, and redness.
When it’s wrinkles you’re trying to banish, we also use Fractora®, a radiofrequency therapy that tightens your skin and smooths out the texture so you look and feel years younger.
Together with these other effective treatments, you can give your skin problems a one-two punch. To learn more about your aesthetic and skin care options, call us at 810-315-6863 today or click the button on our website to request a new consult, and take the first step toward a fresher, younger-looking you.