What Skin Conditions Can Be Treated With a Chemical Peel?

You may not be able to turn back the hands of time, but you can certainly reverse what it’s done to your skin. Chemical peels offer a nonsurgical option for revitalizing your appearance and reclaiming newer, fresher skin. At Gago Wellness, our expert technicians specialize in evaluating your skin and formulating the best custom solution for your unique needs and goals.

The science behind chemical peels

Chemical peels improve your skin’s tone and texture by using a chemical solution to remove the outer damaged layers of your skin. Your customized compound contains controlled levels of various acids and vitamins that, when applied to your skin, cause it to exfoliate, revealing the smoother, newer skin underneath.

Depending on your specific aesthetic goals, these solutions can be formulated in different strengths to treat a variety of skin conditions.

Skin conditions that chemical peels treat

Whether you have minor irregularities in your skin pigmentation, slight scarring, or fine wrinkles that are showing your age, you can improve the look and feel of your skin with a chemical peel.

These acidic solutions are great for minor skin issues but aren’t designed for deep wrinkles, skin laxity, or severe scarring. If you have any of the following skin conditions, however, chemical peels can make a noticeable difference.

Acne

Superficial chemical peels, such as glycolic and salicylic acids, can be very effective in treating mild to moderate acne, as they penetrate only the outer layer of your skin so it can shed surface cells. These solutions also contain anti-inflammatory properties that can decrease oil secretion and clogged pores.

A stronger solution, like a medium or deep peel, can also help reduce the appearance of acne scarring by penetrating your skin at a deeper level and speeding up cell turnover, which produces smoother, more even-looking skin.

Scarring

If you have a mild scar that mars your face, a chemical peel may be able to diminish its look and feel. The professional aestheticians at Gago Wellness determine the depth and size of your scar and formulate a custom blend of chemicals just for you.

The peel works to remove the layer of skin that contains the scar. The new skin underneath looks fresher and smoother, so your scar will be less visible.

Crow’s feet

When you smile and laugh, your whole face shows it, including your eyes. But the little lines that stay there even when you’re not smiling show something else. Those fine wrinkles, known as crow’s feet, are among the first signs of aging, and they begin to appear when your skin loses its elasticity.

Chemical peels can reduce the look of crow’s feet and other fine lines and wrinkles by removing the outer layer of your skin to reveal smoother, younger skin. The process stimulates cell regeneration and collagen production, which may help keep those wrinkles at bay for a while.

Sun damage

The lure of the golden summer tan may have caused you to spend too much time in the sun or neglect to wear sunscreen. If those tans are starting to show up as sun damage, a chemical peel may be able to reverse some of the effects.

Age spots, freckles, and melasma

Slight discolorations in your skin are perfect targets for chemical peels. Whether you’ve begun to notice age spots cropping up here and there, or you feel like your freckles were cute as kid but not anymore, chemical peels can help them fade away.

Chemical peels also treat melasma, those patchy brown spots that can show up your face over time. This hyperpigmentation — known to expectant mothers as the “mask of pregnancy” — responds well to the chemical peel process. Typically, a superficial chemical peel is all that’s needed to reduce these types of pigmentation irregularities.

Supplement to other aesthetic treatments

Chemical peels are a great way to complement other anti-aging procedures, such as BroadBand® Light and Fractora® treatments. Adding a chemical peel to your treatment plan can help you maintain your new, youthful complexion.

Regardless of the skin condition you’re hoping to address, you can trust the Gago Wellness professionals to determine whether a chemical peel is right for you, customize a treatment based on your unique condition and aesthetic goals, and administer the treatment safely and effectively.

Call our office today or request an appointment online to start peeling away unwanted skin conditions and revealing a fresher, younger looking complexion.

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