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chemical peel

n.
1. The removal of skin blemishes or wrinkles by applying a caustic chemical, such as an acid, that produces a mild, superficial burn.
2. Any of various treatments used in such removal.
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The Boston Medical Center (BMC) findings show that less than four percent of people with darker skin experienced unwanted side effects from a chemical peel. In addition, the researchers observed a lower rate of side effects compared to previous studies that included all skin types.
MYTH 6: It's fine to get a chemical peel at a spa, beauty salon or at home FACT: Your risk of complication rises significantly in the hands of a non-medical professional.
Considering all types of chemical peel treatments, he discusses the practical application and scientific background, and reflects the new classification of peels as a medical rather than cosmetic treatment.
Chemical peel (1.1 million procedures, up 2 percent)
With the promise of brighter skin, finer lines and a clearer complexion, I couldn't wait to try my first Image Signature chemical peel.
EVERY Sex And The City fans remember the episode when Samantha Jones gets a chemical peel for Carrie's book launch and looked as if she was severely burned with sheets of skin falling off.
A RADIO DJ who had severe acne as a teenager has undergone a chemical peel to remove ugly scarring on his face.
It has seen the number of chemical peel treatments, which start at pounds 95, triple in the past year.
But when the magic involves a brow lift, eye-bag removal, full face lift, chemical peel and rhinoplasty, it's a wonder they didn't just trade her in for a newer model.
A chemical peel works by applying caustic chemicals to the skin in order to even out pigmentation, reduce scarring and smooth out lines and wrinkles.
Likewise Sex and the City's Samantha was forced to wear a veil to a party when following a chemical peel in one memorable episode.