chemical peel

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peel

 [pēl]
1. the outer covering of something.
2. to remove such an outer covering.
chemical peel chemabrasion.

chemical peel

n.
1. The removal of skin blemishes or wrinkles by applying a caustic chemical, such as an acid, that produces a mild, superficial burn.
2. Any of various treatments used in such removal.

chemical peel

a therapy to reduce or improve wrinkles, blemishes, pigment spots, and sun-damaged areas of the skin. Using a chemical solution of phenol, trichloroacetic acid, or alpha hydroxy fruit acid, the top skin layers are peeled away, allowing new, smoother skin with tighter cells to occupy the surface. Immediately after the peel, there may be considerable swelling, which subsides after 7 to 10 days as new skin begins to form. Other chemical solutions used include glycolic acid, retinol, Jessner's solution, beta hydroxy acid, and combinations thereof. Also called chemexfoliation, chemoexfoliation.
A technique in which phenol or trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is ‘painted’ on elderly sun-exposed skin covered by extensive premalignant actinic keratosis

chemical peel

Chemexfoliation Dermatology A technique in which phenol or trichloroacetic acid–TCA is 'painted' on elderly sun-exposed skin covered by extensive premalignant actinic keratosis. See Actinic keratosis. Cf Laser resurfacing, Mohs' surgery.
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20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people dealing with recurring acne have avoided salicylic acid peels due to the fear of pain or the belief that chemical peels require a complicated daily regimen.
NeoStrata ProSystemPeelsprovide treatment flexibility with four Rejuvenating Glycolic Acid peels at 20%, 35%, 50% and 70% concentrations plus two targeted benefit peels in an all-in-one system that features the company's unique free acid, low pH formulations.
Finally, she also had two glycolic acid peels, which is a dermabrasion treatment.
She can do a standard facial, microdermabrasion, acid peels and hair removal.
The Bay also offers glycolic acid peels for a better bloom to the face and a more even complexion.
James Leyden and associates at the University of Pennsylvania conducted a split-face study in 12 women who received a series of unneutralized glycolic acid peels with or without strontium nitrate.
There they will be subjected to a range of transforming treatments - including laser hair removal, acid peels, teeth whitening and hair straightening - before finally emerging as ``glossy designer divas''.
1998 - Fake tanning is commonplace; beauty creams now contain vitamins C and E, and Dead Sea salt; everyday housewives are going for monthly fruit acid peels at their dermatologist's office and collagen injections twice a year.
A safe and simple device, the SmoothPeel provides a precise and predictable superficial peel without the uncertainty and side effects associated with mid-level acid peels.
Unlike glycolic acid peels, it can be applied almost anywhere on the body.
Drugs such as botulinum toxins, retinoids, acid peels, 5-alpha reductase and lipase inhibitors associated with cutaneous ageing, photodamage, pigmentation defects, alopecia, and the lipodermal disorders of obesity and gynoid lipodystrophy are critically discussed to provide a detailed analysis of the high-growth market sector estimated at US$1.