chemical peeling


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chemical peeling

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a cosmetic process in which a substance containing a chemical (esp alpha-hydroxy acids) is applied to the skin of the face and peeled away to remove a layer of dead cells
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Sadick emphasized that the new approaches to chemical peeling using a combination of peeling solutions maximizes results while minimizing side effects.
This is significant since traditional resurfacing techniques, including deep chemical peeling and laser-based procedures, result in a higher rate of long-term pigmentation problems for Asian skin types.
Though chemical peeling and resurfacing have been in existence for over 100 years, the last several years have led to refinements in alpha and beta- hydroxy acids and the reestablishment of tried and true techniques.