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.
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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Chemical peels have been shown to effectively treat acne, premature aging, and dark or light spots on the skin.
Chemical peels have far more risks and potential side effects than microdermabrasion, but do produce more dramatic results.
It is important to avoid overexposure to sun immediately after a chemical peel since the new skin is fragile and more susceptible to injury.
Chemical peel is normally safe when it's performed by a qualified, experienced physician.
This 4-hour educational event features stellar faculty from around the world and focuses on the latest innovations and uses of superficial to deep chemical peels for therapeutic and aesthetic indications across all skin types.
In general, chemical peel is used more often to treat fine wrinkles, and dermabrasion for deeper imperfections such as acne scars.
Rolling Meadows, IL, December 04, 2017 --(PR.com)-- The International Peeling Society (IPS), an organization dedicated to the field of chemical peels, recently announced the agenda for its 2018 Peeling Around the World educational session on AAD Global Education Day.
Unlike some chemical peels, you can go about your daily business.
Since 2010, soft tissue fillers have seen the most growth, increasing by 37.6%, followed by onabotulinumtoxinA (25.6%), laser hair removal (19.1%), and chemical peel (14.4%), according to ASPS data.
In addition, to the VI Peel[R] chemical peels, the VI Derm[R] skin care line provides clinical daily care products using the highest quality, results-oriented ingredients to over 3500 medical practices in over 40 countries worldwide.
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.
"We offer various levels of chemical peel such as VI Peel, VI Peel Precision & VI Peel Precision Plus- as per patient need.