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Which home chemical peel will hurt me?

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

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 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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Does chemical peels make the skin lighter? If so, can it be done on the whole body?

Does chemical peels make the skin lighter? If so, can it be done on the whole body?

Sometimes.: Some types of chemical peels do lighten the skin in some cases. It also depends on what kind of skin you have, so we usually test a small area first to see exactly how your skin will react. It cannot be done on the whole body. See a dermatologist with experience with lots of different kinds of chemical peels. ...Read more

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How can i remove post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation marks? (I tried chemical peels for the parpst dew weeks they didnt banish the marks) pls help

How can i remove post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation marks? (I tried chemical peels for the parpst dew weeks they didnt banish the marks) pls help

Time: Most post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation will fade but it may take a year or two. I would avoid any specific treatments unless directed to do so by your primary care doctor or dermatologist. ...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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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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Can you do a chemmical peel to lighten scar on breast?

Can you do a chemmical peel to lighten scar on breast?

Scar lightening: I wouldn't think a chemical peel would help much. I would recommend Mederma (otc) first and then if it is still dark use an otc skin bleach. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my face is peeling from getting a tan, can I use a home chemical peel (glycolic acid) on the skin?

Gentle washing: Gentle washing with a hypoallergenic cleanser (such as Cetaphil ) and a soft washcloth will remove the peeling skin with less irritation than an acid containing peel would ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a chemical peel done?

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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Did a 70% glycolic peel 3 weeks back and it left 2 burn scars. Will the scars be permanent? What can I do to get rid of em' as early as possible.

Did a 70% glycolic peel 3 weeks back and it left 2 burn scars. Will the scars be permanent? What can I do to get rid of em' as early as possible.

Scar management: If you healed your wounds within three weeks then you may escape longterm sequelae by managing the burnt areas with a scar care cream and sunblock. You would likely use the products for about 6 months. Don't use tanning booths in this period. ...Read more

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Spilled some strong solution on me. How do I treat the chemical burn?

Spilled some strong solution on me. How do I treat the chemical burn?

Go to ER.: They would be best equipped to deal with acid or alkali burns. ...Read more

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Anxiety stops me from chemical peel or laser for melasma,does Tretanoin make spots darker,what's opinion on Koji acid soap,is it safe.im so sad. tyvm?

Anxiety stops me from chemical peel or laser for melasma,does Tretanoin make spots darker,what's opinion on Koji acid soap,is it safe.im so sad. tyvm?

Rx of Melasma: Peels and most lasers are not the answer to Melasma. An IPL works well. My preferred treatment, however? Is the Obagi NuDerm System. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who specializes in skin rejuvenation. ...Read more

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Aftermath of laser treatment: day 5, burned skin is starting to peel, should I peel it or not? Because it irritates me

Aftermath of laser treatment: day 5, burned skin is starting to peel, should I peel it or not? Because it irritates me

Topical antibiotic: Do not peel the skin off since it acts as a barrier to prevent infection. Use a topical antibiotic 2-3 times per day. If worsening, then see your physician to evaluate for infection or other complication. ...Read more

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How long does post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation take to fade? I have it on my face due to a lactic acid peel. Hydroquinone 4% hasn't worked for me.

How long does post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation take to fade? I have it on my face due to a lactic acid peel. Hydroquinone 4% hasn't worked for me.

Several months: Hydroquinone only works in the superficial layers of the epidermis and the hyperpigmentation is due to the melanin producing cells in the skin. Once the inflammation disappears it can take several months fot the discoloration to disappear and specially around the ankles it might also has a co ponent of vascular insufficiency ...Read more

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Would it be safer to do microdermabrasion or a chemical peel on skin after accutane?

Would it be safer to do microdermabrasion or a chemical peel on skin after accutane?

Neither!: It depends on how long ago you stopped your accutane, but if it has been less than a year, i'd recommend avoiding any type of surgery or inflammation-causing procedure. The risk of scarring is low with both of these procedures (the least is microdermabrasion), but whatever those risks are, they are multiplied significantly with accutane-stimulated skin. Just say no, be patient or worse can occur. ...Read more

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How often is it safe to get chemical peels? How many times a month is it safe to get a chemical peel without harming the skin? .

How often is it safe to get chemical peels? How many times a month is it safe to get a chemical peel without harming the skin?

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Peels are safe: Micropeels of any sort can be repeated monthly because they are very superficial. A minimum of 8 months should pass before a repeat deep peel. Mid-level peels can be repeated every 4-6 months, depending on the peeling agent and how deep the peel went in the mid-level of the skin. ...Read more

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How often is it safe to get chemical peels? How many times a month is it safe to get a chemical peel without harming the skin? .

Depends!: The safely depends on your skin type and type of peel. Most aesthetic peels are mild fruit acid peels that are repeated every 30-45 days, which is how long it takes to regrow a new layer of dead skin cells. You will not accomplish much with more frequent peels. Deeper peels are repeated less often. Find a physician skilled in skin care for specific recommendations! ...Read more