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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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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?

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

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Is it possible for me to use honey after a chemical peel?

I wouldn't: After peel you want to keep face free of sun, use a sunscreen and skin conditioning regimen after the inflammation wears off. ...Read more

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Chemical peel and microdermabrassion, is it safe to do both?

Yes...: Both are safe methods of resurfacing the facial skin. We will often alternate between peel and microderm, but you don't want to do both at the same time as they essentially serve the same purpose. You would just be spending more money for the same result essentially. www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com ...Read more

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Facial fillers vs chemical peel. Which gives better results?

Facial fillers vs chemical peel.  Which gives better results?

Different results: The best option depends on what you are trying to address. Peels improve the tone and texture of the skin and will improve fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers are used for deep lines and wrinkles and/or the augmentation of areas of the face which need more volume (nasolabial folds, lips, etc). Seek consultation with an experienced facial plastic surgeon for personalized recommendations. ...Read more

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Could a chemical peel be done on places other than your face?

Could a chemical peel be done on places other than your face?

Body Peels: Yes, you can get chemical peel treatments on places other than you face, such as your neck, décolleté, hands and back. Body peel formulations usually have different concentrations of the active acids and formulations are balanced with anti-inflammatories and other calming ingredients to accommodate thinner skin and less hair follicles in these areas. ...Read more

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

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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Hate looking at myself. Would an at home chemical peel would work?

See an expert: Chemical peels can be tricky. Best to see a paramedical aesthetician, who can use their experience to help you select the best peel for your skin type, and help you through it with a minimum of problems or complications. ...Read more

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Help please! could chemical peel for the face fumes make you sick ?

Chemical Peel: Most people who seek chemical peels want to minimize wrinkles, fine lines and age spots that are indicative of older age. Chemical peels may also reduce the appearance of scars and brighten dull skin. Temporary side effects common to chemical peels include redness and a burning sensation. More serious side effects include scarring and permanent skin discoloration. ...Read more

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When are you a candidate for a microdermabrasion or chemical peel ?

When are you a candidate for a  microdermabrasion or chemical peel  ?

No age limit: Microdermabrasions and gentle chemical peels can be very helpful in treating teenagers with acne. As we age, the skin turnover slows down. Microdermabrasions and peels will keep the turnover and new skin production going resulting in younger looking skin. It is perfectly reasonable to starting in your 20's and 30's to delay the aging process. ...Read more

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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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Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the chemical peel?

Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the chemical peel?

Anxiety pre peel: This depends on the extent of the peel. If a relatively minor area is treated them it may be one under no or local anesthesia without any other sedation. If you request or if requested, this may require general and/or IV sedation in which case you will probably be given anxiolytics via your IV immediately prior to the procedure. You should have a designated driver and someone to assist you post. ...Read more

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People have told me to do a chemical peel. They sound really painful, do they work and how painful are they?

Depends: First, i would be sure what a chemical peel would do for you, i.e. Is it for the treatment of something or is it for cosmetic purposes. If done right a peel shouldn't be terribly uncomfortable. However, there will be some soreness for a time after the procedure. I might compare it to a bad sunburn. That might not be a fair comparison but it is the best i can think of. ...Read more