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What is best peel chemical for dark spot on face glycolic acid or tretinoin?

What is best peel chemical for dark spot on face glycolic acid or tretinoin?

Chemical peel: There is no best. It depends on your skin color and the problem that you are trying to resolve. In general Alpha or beta hydro ya i'd peels are more effective than tretinoin. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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