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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Tretinoin peels versus glycolic acid peels in treatment of Melasma in dark-skinned patients.
Conclusion: This study demonstrates that serial glycolic acid peels are effective and safe in the treatment of melasma in Fitzpatrick's skin type IV and V.
Daily glycolic acid 6-12% was advised with periodic glycolic acid peels 35% or 50% for one minute to five minutes duration at three weeks interval.
Ozkan, "Glycolic acid peels versus amino fruit acid peels in the treatment of melasma," Dermatologic Surgery, vol.
In one study of 40 women in India, glycolic acid and a modified Kligman's formula peel showed "some improvement, but it took six glycolic acid peels," Dr.
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WHERE TO GET IT: Glycolic acid peels are available at Skin Health Spas, priced pounds 75, call 0800 037 1090.
Then came the facials, courtesy of top Welsh salon Body Image, where Lorraine had eight non-surgical facelifts, three crystal clear treatments, one hydradermy facial and two acid peels.