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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Chemical Peel (Overview)

A chemical peel is typically a controlled burn administered with an acid to the surface of the skin. Superficial, medium and deep peels are available with no, 1 week and several weeks of downtime. Peels burn the outer layer of the skin (superficial) or variable amounts of the dermis to increase collagen, elastin, remove dark spots and fine wrinkles and give the skin a glow.


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What to do after a chemical peel?

What to do after a chemical peel?

Depends which: Chemical peels work at different depths and have different effects. Day of peel you should avoid sun. Day after you need sunscreen or sunblock. A good recovery cream with Hydrocortisone and a moisturizer. Do not pick at the peeling skin! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
182 Doctors shared insights

Chemical Peel (Overview)

A chemical peel is typically a controlled burn administered with an acid to the surface of the skin. Superficial, medium and deep peels are available with no, 1 week and several weeks of downtime. Peels burn the outer layer of the skin (superficial) or variable amounts of the dermis to increase collagen, elastin, remove dark spots and fine wrinkles and give the skin a glow.


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Which home chemical peel will hurt me?

Home chemical peel: I do not recommend home chemical peels for any of my patients. While chemical peels are a very commonly performed procedure, they are not without risk of unexpected outcomes that can be worse than the original problem you were trying to improve. I encourage you to consult with a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a chemical peel done?

Peels help skin: Peels come as deep, medium and superficial. The deeper the peel the more discomfort and down time one has. Superficial peels can provide good results if done with frequency. Melange peel is a deep peel for pigment problems or the mini melange is no down time but great for pigment and on ethnic skin. Using daily skin care products to exfoliate the skin and depigment it are just as critical. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a chemical peel done?

Where do I go to get a chemical peel done?

Best to see MD: If you want good results. Deeper peels give more impressive results. However, these meical grade peels should only be done by md's with experience (facial plastic surgeons/dermatologists). Medical grade peels should only be done on the face, never on neck or any where else (high risk of scarring). Superficial peels can be done by aestheticians but won't do much dramatic wrinkle reduction. ...Read more

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Should I go to the spa for a chemical peel?

Should I go to the spa for a chemical peel?

Chemical Peel in....: I recommend that you go to your local facial cosmetic surgeon or dermatologists office for evaluation of appropriateness of, and application of a chemical peel. ...Read more

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Mild chemical peel typically is indicated for?

Mild chemical peel typically is indicated for?

Mild chemical peel: Mild chemical peels are great for first time patients and those who wish mild exfoliation to brighten the skin and enhance skin's luminosity. Mild peels can also improve mild pigmentary irregularities. ...Read more

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How much time does a chemical peel take to heal?

How much time does a chemical peel take to heal?

Peel recovery time: The time it takes to recover from a chemical peel treatment, depends on the type and strength of the peel and what area is being treated. The most common peels performed are superficial and you suffer no downtime. You can return to work and social activities with minimal activity restriction and a post treatment skin care regimen. Ask your provider for the specifics of your treatment. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get a chemical peel?

How old do you have to be to get a chemical peel?

How old: Old enough to have skin problems.
It is mostly used in adult and middle ages. ...Read more

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What kind of chemical peel is the most effective?

Chemical peel: Phenol peel is very popular except, it may cause color change if it was done deep.
Tca is also used. It is milder than phenol. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about getting chemical peel done?

Chemical Peel: Chemical peels brighten and smooth the skin's appearance by gently resurfacing it through the removal of its damaged outer layers. They are an effective non-surgical cosmetic treatment for those who desire to treat mild to more severe skin conditions (sun damage, wrinkles, skin pigment abnormalities, acne scars). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chemical peel?

Chemical peel: A chemical peel is typically a controlled burn administered with an acid to the surface of the skin. Superficial, medium and deep peels are available with no, 1 week and several weeks of downtime. Peels burn the outer layer of the skin (superficial) or variable amounts of the dermis to increase collagen, elastin, remove dark spots and fine wrinkles and give the skin a glow. ...Read more

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Please help! When is the best time to do a chemical peel?

Please help! When is the best time to do a chemical peel?

Best time for peel: You can have a peel all year round. As long as you follow your pre- and post treatment instructions. ...Read more

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Who is the best trained person to see for a chemical peel?

Dermatologist: I feel that a dermatologist or plastic surgeon are best suited to perform chemical peels. ...Read more

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Is there a way to do an at home chemical peel? If so, how?

Is there a way to do an at home chemical peel? If so, how?

Not recommended: I would not recommend this. Prolonged application or improper strength may result in delayed healing, scarring, or alteration in pigmentation. ...Read more

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Where can I find a somebody to give me a safe chemical peel?

Dermatology Office: Chemical peels exist in a spectrum: superficial to deep. Deeper peels provide more possible benefits but pose greater risk for untoward side effects. Estheticians can perform superficial peels safely. If you are requiring a medium to deep peel, I would seek the experience of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Need a simple explaination for this. What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is..: ...A body treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a chemical peel for your whole body? Is that safe?

Sure: Anything is possible I suppose, but doesn't mean it would be a good idea. This is one such thing. ...Read more

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Are there any circumstances in which insurance will pay for a chemical peel?

Are there any circumstances in which insurance will pay for a chemical peel?

Insurance peel: This might be a possibility if a severe skin condition was caused by a medical procedure and or product. However, most insurance companies will be hesitant in covering treatments that are commonly classified as cosmetic. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a non-invasive chemical peel and an invasive one?

What is the difference between a non-invasive chemical peel and an invasive one?

Chemicxal peel again: Non invasive is a superficial peel. It may not give the patient what they are looking after. It is useful though inremoving superficial blemishes.
Invasive mean it get deeper into the skin layers. Invasive has more possibilities of complications.
Go for laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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Why does your son frost? Turn white during a chemical peel. Is this a good thing?

Frosting: The answer is Yes and No. The frosting generally occurs with the deeper peels, not usually with GA or LA peels. The area that frosts is usually the area with the deepest damage and it means that the peel is getting down to the area we want to be affected for good results. That being said, the chemical peel is usually neutralized immediately to avoid further damage. Good post peel care essential. ...Read more

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I want to do a chemical peel please help answer this question if you know a good solution?

Ideal chemical: There are many formulations of chemical peels available to address different skin types and conditions. To be able to recommend the best chemical peel for you, I would have to see your skin, confirm your skin type, and speak with you about the improvements you would like to see in your skin. ...Read more

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I want to get a microderma/chemical peel but scared! Recovery time is two weeks! Will this be painful (the during and after)?

I want to get a microderma/chemical peel but scared! Recovery time is two weeks! Will this be painful (the during and after)?

Microderm and peel: The intensity of the peel and microdermabrasion determine the recovery time. In general, the microdermabrasion alone is very well tolerated in most cases unless you have active inflammatory acne or rosacea. The "recovery" is mostly a problem with peeling of the treated area due to the chemical peel product applied. ...Read more

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Would a chemical peel help my rosacea?

Would a chemical peel help my rosacea?

Usually not: Treatment with laser, ipl, or topicals like Metrogel are more typical for rosacea. ...Read more

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Is a chemical peel good for your skin?

Is a chemical peel good for your skin?

Helps exfoliate: There are different types and strengths of chemical peels. They, in general, help exfoliate and as a result reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark marks. Some peels are deeper and resurface skin. These have some downtime and recovery. Glycolic peels are generally more gentle and have less down time. ...Read more

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Cosmelan. Is it a chemical peel procedure?

Yes: The cosmelan peel is a gentle, effective chemical peel for even the most stubborn skin pigmentation. Unlike most chemical peels, the cosmelan peel does not cause sensitivity to the sun, so you do not have to risk your treatment being set back by sun damage. The ingredients in cosmelan regulate your skin’s melanin activity, resulting in slower, more even melanin production. ...Read more

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Is doing a chemical peel or skin peel risky?

Is doing a chemical peel or skin peel risky?

Chemical peel risk: Risk of chemical peels primarily comes from being treated with the wrong peel for your skin type and not following ore and post treatment precautions. There are different peel formulations and strength designed to be used for patient's individual needs. Suggest that you get a consultation with a facial cosmetic surgeon, dermatologist or plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and concerns. ...Read more

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How expensive is microdermabrasion/chemical peel?

How expensive is microdermabrasion/chemical peel?

Price ranges: Microderm and chemical peel pricing varies depending on where I the country you are, who is performing your treatment and what is included in the procedure. As a clinic performing medical microderm and peels we tailor your treatment to your skin type, what you are looking to improve and how much recovery time you can tolerate. Plan on $145+/session. Done in series of treatments. ...Read more

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Is it safe for teenagers to have a chemical peel?

Is it safe for teenagers to have a chemical peel?

It is fine...: However, I recommend chemical peels for women who are not teenagers. ...Read more

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Endermologie. Is this another chemical peel thing?

No: Endermologie doesn't involved any chemicals at all - it's a vacuum handpiece with rollers, used for treatment of cellulite and getting rid of swelling after liposuction. ...Read more