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superficial destruction of the epidermis and the upper layer of the dermis by application of a cauterant to the skin; done to remove marks and lesions such as scars or tattoos. Called also chemical peel.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A chemosurgical technique designed to remove acne scars or treat chronic skin changes caused by exposure to sunlight.
Synonym(s): chemical peeling
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A chemosurgical technique to remove acne scars or treat chronic skin changes caused by sunlight.
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