In moderation, the sun is good for you. It’s an essential source of vitamin D, it boosts your mood, and it helps you sleep by regulating your internal clock. But without protection like clothing, hats, and sunscreen, the sun can wreak havoc on your skin.
What many people think of as a healthy tan is actually unhealthy skin damage. You may think it looks nice now, but wait a few years, and you’ll see what your sun-soaking days have really done. The damage shows up as dry, wrinkled skin; dark spots; and even skin cancer. But don’t worry — you’re not stuck with the consequences.
At Gago Wellness here in Brighton, Michigan, we can help you reclaim your youthful complexion. Our team of skin specialists is expertly trained with all the latest technologies, so we can reverse the look of your sun-damaged skin and freshen up your image. Here are a couple of your options when you come to visit us.
This revolutionary way of dealing with sunspots and other skin imperfections is a form of intense pulsed light therapy (IPL). IPL uses light waves to penetrate your skin’s outer layer, the epidermis, getting down to the next layer, the dermis, where that light is absorbed as heat. The heat, in turn, destroys the pigment causing your age spots and sunspots.
Forever Young BroadBand Light (BBL) technology surpasses all other forms of laser and IPL methods because it actually stops the aging process rather than merely masking it. Researchers have found that it changes your gene expression, which means it changes the way your skin ages at the genetic level.
BBL also promotes new collagen growth and increases the rate of cell turnover, so you can shed the dead skin and reveal the healthy, younger-looking skin beneath. If the sun has really done a number on your skin and you have wrinkles and lines as well, BBL can take care of those, too.
Because our team can control the wavelengths of light for your individual needs, we can target problem areas with amazing precision. And BBL can do it all — whether you’re hoping to get rid of acne or its scars, age spots, rosacea, large pores, or unwanted hair.
Chemical peels are a great way to complement your BBL treatments. We use a special blend of botanical compounds and acids to coax the outer layers of your skin to slough off and reveal the younger, healthier skin underneath.
Depending on the condition of your skin and what you’re trying to achieve, we may suggest one of three types of chemical peels: superficial, medium, or deep.
A superficial peel only affects the outer layer of your skin and corrects minor discoloration and textural issues. The medium peel reaches the next level of skin and can improve the look of moderate age spots, sunspots, lines, and wrinkles. The deep peel goes furthest and gets rid of more prominent lines and wrinkles — and even some precancerous cells.
If you’ve suffered any of these aging symptoms because you’ve spent too much time in the sun, come in and see us. You’ll find a comfortable setting, a friendly staff, and a wide range of options that can be customized for your specific goals and desires.
Call us at Gago Wellness to schedule a consultation with one of our experts or request one online.