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Should I Go To The Spa For A 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 ...Read more
How is the skin prepped before a chemical peel? What is the process that a spa takes your skin through prior to a chemical peel in order to get it ready for the treatment?
The : The skin is cleansed and de-oiled prior to any skin resurfacing procedure. Prior to procedures involving skin resurfacing i place patients on medication to prevent a herpes breakout, to increase the "turn over" process of skin cells (retin a) to promote healing, and to prevent pigment changes. Make sure that the procedure is being done by a trained medical person because skin resurfacing can lead to pigment changes and scaring if not done properly. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have oily skin and it is becoming black now a days. I am not understanding the reason behind it. Planning to go for chemical peel. Please advise.
I was using a chemical peel yesterday and it burned face so i went to ER they gave me ointment..Will the 1st degree burn go away within this week?
What are chances for a chemical peel going wrong? Should i be worried to undergo the trtreatment for acne scars?
If i get a chemical peel for my back and arms for acne scars will it make them go away or just lighten up if I do 4 tretmeants with a light peel?
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