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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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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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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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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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Are there any good at home chemical peel kits that i can get on a budget?

Chemical peel: This would be a bad idea. Chemical peels occur because the chemical agent (usually an acid) burns and causes necrosis to the epidermis and dermis. This can cause permanent scarring. Chemical peels should only be applied by a doctor that is experienced in the procedures. A dermatologist can give you creams that will cause some exfoliation that you could use at home. ...Read more

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What is the best at home chemical peel for my face if I have sensitive skin?

What is the best at home chemical peel for my face if I have sensitive skin?

Honestly - : If you have sensitive skin, you should seek out a good paramedical aesthetician to help you. There's no need to experiment on yourself and have an unpleasant experience or bad outcome. Since you're right down the street from me, why not give my office a call! ...Read more

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Which is the preferred at home chemical peel for my face I do have sensitive skin?

Honestly - : If you have sensitive skin, you should seek out a good paramedical aesthetician to help you. There's no need to experiment on yourself and have an unpleasant experience or bad outcome. ...Read more

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Hate looking at myself with acne. Does anyone know if an at home chemical peel would work?

Hate looking at myself with acne. Does anyone know if 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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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?

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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My face is peeling from getting a tan, Is a chemical peel (glycolic acid) on the skin a good home remedy?

My face is peeling from getting a tan, Is a chemical peel (glycolic acid) on the skin a good home remedy?

Peeling skin & tan: The best thing for you skin is not to tan in the first place. I would avoid a chemical peel during this period while your skin is recovering for the acute injury cased by the tan, Instead hydrate your skin well and often, (I recommend either Epionce Medical Barrier Cream or SkinMedica TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream) and add a hydrating, broad spectrum antioxidant sunscreen of SPF30 everyday. ...Read more