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What are chemical peels?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Exfoliation

Chemical peels removes layers of skin.
The strength/chemical determines the depth of the peel. It is generally used to cosmetically removed brown spots, fine lines and sometimes acne scars.

In brief: Exfoliation

Chemical peels removes layers of skin.
The strength/chemical determines the depth of the peel. It is generally used to cosmetically removed brown spots, fine lines and sometimes acne scars.
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
Chemical peels are a safe and effective way to resurface the skin of the face and the body. Different formulations and strengths exist to treat different skin issues. The overall effect is smoother, more even, younger appearing complexion.
Dr. Neeraja Mattay
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Max Exfoliation

A chemical peel is a spa-like treatment that facilitates the exfoliation of dead, damaged skin cells.
The removal of these cells leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and younger. Additionally, revealing healthy new cells enables the skin to better absorb nourishing products designed to moisturize, treat acne, and more. http://dermdocs.com/ offers numerous peels.

In brief: Max Exfoliation

A chemical peel is a spa-like treatment that facilitates the exfoliation of dead, damaged skin cells.
The removal of these cells leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and younger. Additionally, revealing healthy new cells enables the skin to better absorb nourishing products designed to moisturize, treat acne, and more. http://dermdocs.com/ offers numerous peels.
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Chemical burns

A chemical peel is a controlled burn of the surface of the skin.

In brief: Chemical burns

A chemical peel is a controlled burn of the surface of the skin.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Denaturing agents

Most chemical peels are the results of various agents such as acids that denature the proteins present in the superficial layers of the skin.
Different agents will penetrate to different depths based on their chemical structure, affinity for oil or water, as well as their potency. Natural fruit acids or lactic acids (milk-cleopatra) have been used for millennia whereas others are recent discoverie.

In brief: Denaturing agents

Most chemical peels are the results of various agents such as acids that denature the proteins present in the superficial layers of the skin.
Different agents will penetrate to different depths based on their chemical structure, affinity for oil or water, as well as their potency. Natural fruit acids or lactic acids (milk-cleopatra) have been used for millennia whereas others are recent discoverie.
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