Definitions for "Chemical Peel"
Chemical removal of the top, sun-damaged skin to expose more evenly textured, better colored fresh skin and possibly stimulate collagen production for anti-aging effect. Estheticians may do superficial peels and medical doctors perform deeper ones, depending on the state in which the chemical peel is performed. Three different chemicals are used: Alphahydroxy acid (AHA) peels are the most superficial; trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is used for medium-depth peeling; and carbolic acid (phenol) is the most severe and in many states can only be administered by a doctor.
a caustic procedure that burns the outer layers of
a chemical solution that improves and smoothes the texture of the skin by removing its damaged outer layers
an alternative to facelift and offer more subtle results
an alternative to facelift plus accommodate more subtle results
a minor form of surgery that can be done by a cosmetologist
an acne scar removal surgery
a very popular and effective acne treatment