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Chemical Peels Specialist

Gago Wellness

Medical Spa located in Brighton, MI

A chemical peel can help revitalize your appearance by revealing fresh, new skin. At Gago Wellness, chemical peels are a complement to other anti-aging treatments and are especially useful between BroadBand™ Light treatments or during the summer months. Men and women in Brighton, Michigan, and the surrounding communities can benefit from chemical peels. Call Gago Wellness or book an appointment online to learn more.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a procedure that involves applying compounds to the skin that cause the outer layers to eventually slough off, revealing fresher, more youthful, and smoother skin. Chemical peels vary in strength, from mild to intense. They use acids typically, including:

  • Glycolic acid
  • Trichloroacetic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Phenol

The type of peel you undergo depends on your skin, your aesthetic goals, and the recommendations of the professionals at Gago Wellness.

What skin concerns can chemical peels address?

Chemical peels can address a variety of skin concerns. These include:

  • Certain types of acne
  • The appearance of scars
  • Crow’s-feet
  • Wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
  • Age spots, freckles, and melasma

Chemical peels can improve the general texture and tone of your skin, too.

What precautions should I take after having a chemical peel?

After a chemical peel, your skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun. You should wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day and have an SPF of 30 or greater.

Other aftercare depends on the strength of your peel. More intense peels may require some downtime and the application of gels and moisturizers to assist with healing. You will likely have some redness and scaling as the outer layer of skin exfoliates.

A mild peel typically takes 1-7 days to heal. More in-depth peels require longer healing times.

Am I a candidate for a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is usually best for fair-skinned men and women; darker skin may have permanent color changes as a result of a peel. A chemical peel can be effective against lines and wrinkles, but isn’t that effective on skin laxity, bulges, and severe wrinkles.

You might choose a chemical peel to maintain a youthful look and fresher complexion between BBL and Fractora treatments or in the summer.

The providers at Gago Wellness can help you understand what type of results to expect following treatment.

Do chemical peels hurt?

A chemical peel can cause some burning and stinging for several minutes during treatment. Cold compresses applied to the skin ease discomfort. If you continue to have pain after treatment, over-the-counter anti-inflammatories may help.

To learn how you can benefit from a chemical peel, call Gago Wellness or book online.