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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While there are many similarities between chemical peels and microdermabrasion, there are also some notable differences.
PCA SKIN's professional treatments offer physicians an effective and efficient way to administer professional in-office peels, with proven and healthy results for patients and without the downtime often associated with chemical peels.
The key is to find a dermatologist who understands your expectations and explains to you the pros and cons of each type of chemical peel before undergoing the procedure.
reviewed the chemical peels and wrinkle fillers available for patients wanting to reverse skin imperfections.
AS WITH any cosmetic procedure, there are some risks associated with chemical peels, in rare cases infections, swelling and bruising can occur.
Added to dermal fillers & Vitamin B injections, SKIN RN also extends other major aesthetic services including- chemical peels in Oklahoma, Botox, Intense Pulsed Light, Eclipse Micropen, Dermaplaning and Spray Tan.
She added: "Sometimes people get put off by the word `peel' because they think it's like the chemical peels.
The four-step program offers the many benefits of traditional chemical peels, but with little to no post-peel redness or downtime - a huge advantage for consumers.
Done with the sun: Chemical peel will disrupt melanin production so tanning is banned
Then he decides on the strength of the chemical peel (5 percent to 25 percent) and how long to leave it on, which is typically two minutes.
A chemical peel is when a safe chemical solution is applied to the skin's surface to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration of the skin such as sun and age spots.
The Duchess, who went on TV in the States to defend Prince Harry's Nazi mistake, looked like she'd had a chemical peel - a non-surgical procedure which removes the top layers of the skin.