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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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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


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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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I'm going to get a chemical peel and I want to know if there is anything I have to do prepare my skin for this? Or is it not necessary?

I'm going to get a chemical peel and I want to know if there is anything I have to do prepare my skin for this? Or is it not necessary?

Depends : Some peels like the Vi do not require preparation. However some others are better if for a few weeks pre peel you have a regimen of hydroquinone and retin-a which is discontinued a week before the peel. I would speak to your doctor about if you require a pre peel program ...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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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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What does it mean when you get a chemical peel and your skin does not peel?

What does it mean when you get a chemical peel and your skin does not peel?

Not strong enough: Typically this means that you may benefit from a deeper peel with a stronger peeling agent. ...Read more

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Aging of skin. Please advice me which chemical peel should I use?

Individual evaualtio: It depends on ahe, skin color, and degree of damage. A light glycoluc or salicylic acid peel i'll refresh skin but relieve severe damage. A medium peel is more effective such as vipeel. For wrinkles around mouth fractionated laser would be better choice. ...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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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