Chemical peels are nothing new, but they might be new to you. They’ve been a staple in the aesthetics industry for many years because they’re hard to beat when it comes to removing certain skin issues.
Over the years, new formulas have broadened the scope of the chemical peel’s effectiveness and appeal, and today, nearly 932,000 people opt for these layer-lifting treatments every year. At Gago Wellness in Brighton, Michigan, our team of experienced master aestheticians expertly blends specific formulas to address a wide range of skin problems.
We mix the acids based on your precise skin type and condition, so your treatment is completely customized. Some chemical peels are mild and only affect the top layer of your skin, some are medium strength, and some reach into your dermis. Deep peels can solve some serious skin problems, but they also require some down time as you heal.
If you’re wondering which people choose this treatment, here’s a closer look at who comes in for chemical peels.
People with acne
If you suffer from acne and can’t seem to keep the pimples from constantly popping up, you may have wished there were a way to simply start over with new skin. That’s what chemical peels can do for you. We use a blend of acids that we then apply to your skin.
As the chemicals react with your skin, you see small flakes and sometimes larger sections peel off, taking with them the blemishes underneath. Not all acne responds well to chemical peels, but if you suffer from papule, pustule, or comedone acne, you may be a good candidate.
People with scars
Minor scars that live in the upper layers of your skin can be lifted away with a chemical peel. As the older skin layers slough away, the chemicals essentially generate a controlled wound that stimulates the generation of newer skin to replace it. With the thicker scar tissue out of the way, the new cells form a smoother texture where your scar once was, dramatically improving your skin’s appearance.
People with wrinkles
Wrinkles are one of the most noticeable signs of aging and one of the main reasons people come in for chemical peels. Just as they lift away acne and scar tissue, chemical peels can whisk away the layers of skin that contain damaged, dry, and lifeless tissue.
Chemical peels can eradicate fine wrinkles around your eyes and lips and smooth out the texture of your skin, changing it from crepey to luscious.
People with sun spots
If you’ve spent more than your fair share of time in the sun over the years, you may start to notice the signs in your skin — namely sun spots. These little brown patches are clumps of your skin’s pigment that occur when the sun’s ultraviolet rays cause an overproduction of melanin. Chemical peels can strip away the skin layers that contain these spots and leave you with a more even tone.
How to get the most out of your chemical peel
It’s important to do your research about chemical peels and only work with a licensed and experienced professional like the knowledgeable experts on staff here at Gago Wellness. It takes specialized training to know exactly which acids at which percentages will work for specific types of skin and specific skin conditions.
You also need to protect your skin from the sun and environmental toxins for a while after your treatments. How long depends on which type of peel you had.
Many of our patients also alternate their chemical peels with Forever Young BroadBand Light™ (BBL), an advanced intense-pulsed light therapy that rejuvenates your skin.
If you’re curious about chemical peels and whether they might be right for your skin issues, schedule an appointment with our expert team — just call us or book it online today.