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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The society targets to teach and promote the methods and applications of chemical peels for both medical and esthetic purposes.
The most popular are chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
Depending upon the type of peel, a reaction similar to a mild to severe sunburn occurs following a chemical peel.
Chemical peel is normally safe when it's performed by a qualified, experienced physician.
Our products include a portfolio of pharmaceutical grade chemical peels for anti-aging, pigmentation and acne, as well as a clinical corrective skin care line.
In general, chemical peel is used more often to treat fine wrinkles, and dermabrasion for deeper imperfections such as acne scars.
She has received comprehensive training in cosmetic injectable, micro-needling, chemical peels and laser treatments.
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.
I am thinking of going for a chemical peel to remove the fine lines from my face but I have heard that I won't be able to sunbathe afterwards without causing damage.
The SmoothPeel is Candela's laser alternative to a chemical peel, one of the most commonly performed aesthetic procedures today.
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.
For example, Botox injections increased 133% and chemical peel procedures by 369% from 2002 in that age group.