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What are ways to prevent chemical burns from peeling after 3 weeks?

What are ways to prevent chemical burns from peeling after 3 weeks?

Depends on cause: Depends on the cause of the burn. It is not uncommon for surface separation of cells (peeling) occur following such injuries or elective treatment. Location is also important to the process. Suggest you see a local dermatologist for site evaluation and suggestions on how to effectively reduce and remove the peeling skin surfaces. Depth of injury will depend on chemical contact and course. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burn (Heat Or Fire) (Definition)

A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, flames, or chemicals. Burns are more or less severe depending on which layers of the skin are affected. A first-degree burn is in the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the dermis, or second layer of the skin. A third-degree burn goes all the way through the skin. A fourth-degree burn extends to deeper structures such as muscle and bone. ...Read more


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Is a chemical peel painful? There are so many "peels" out there. Is a chemical peel one of the procedures that burn your face and leave it painful for days? .

Is a chemical peel painful? There are so many "peels" out there.  Is a chemical peel one of the procedures that burn your face and leave it painful for days?

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Chemical : Chemical peels vary in their degree of discomfort they cause depending upon the agent and depth of peels. For that reason some of the deeper peels may be done under sedation. ...Read more

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Can triamcinolone acetonide cream be used for a chemical peel burn?

Chemical Peel burn?: To determine whether triamcinolone acetonide cream is appropriate to use for your chemical peel burn, one would need to evaluate the extent and area(s) of involvement. Please see your treating specialist to be evaluated so that the best treatment is prescribed. Good luck! ...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 it possible to get a chemical peel on my bum?

Yes but why: Im thinking of reasons one would be for acne if so most acne in that area is from perspiration or moisture such as wearing a moist bathing suit for long period's of time The reasons may be for pigment issues. There is no contraindication but sitting while peeling may cause a problem so that may be something to think about. ...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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How expensive is microdermabrasion/chemical peel?

Depends: Microdermabrasion is a superficial peeling procedure that removes or lessens surface discoloration and sun damage. There is little or no recovery time, but a series of them is usually required. Chemical peel is more aggressive and often requires recovery time. Expense varies, depending on who you go to and where you live, among other things. Insurance rarely if ever pays for either one. ...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

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Chemical Peel (Definition)

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 ...Read more