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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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Men and women choose chemical peels and microdermabrasion to reduce wrinkles and fine lines as well as giving their skin a more youthful, healthy glow.
Botox, injectable wrinkle fillers, and chemical peels are the most commonly requested minimally-invasive procedures.
Botox, chemical peels and other non-surgical procedures are the most popular options, according to research analysts Mintel.
Unnerving as they may sound chemical peels are now one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK.
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One report by the Healthcare Commission called for more scrutiny of currently unregulated cosmetic procedures such as Botox, chemical peels and injectable fillers.