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Chemical Skin Peel

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Chemical Skin Peel

What is a Chemical Skin Peel?

A chemical skin peel involves stimulating production of new skin cells and collagen through controlled injury to the skin.

Also Known As:

  • Skin resurfacing
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Chemical peel
  • Skin peel
  • Anti-aging facial
  • Plastic surgery

Conditions Treated with a Chemical Skin Peel:

A chemical skin peel is utilized in cases of fine lines, wrinkles, acne, acne scars, skin blemishes and precancerous skin growths. 

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to a Chemical Skin Peel:

Anti-aging skincare products may be used as non-surgical alternatives to the procedure. Surgical alternatives to a chemical skin peel include dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, injection therapy, thread lift, face lift and laser skin resurfacing.

Anesthesia with a Chemical Skin Peel:

A chemical skin peel may be performed with sedation.

Potential Complications from a Chemical Skin Peel:

Possible risks following a chemical skin peel include stinging, redness, swelling, scarring, itching, flaking skin and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

Recovery from a Chemical Skin Peel:

Total recovery following a chemical skin peel is one day to two weeks.

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