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Is The Chemical Peel A Risky Thing To Do
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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