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Chemical peel & Skin peels


Chemical peels are known as chemexfoliation or derma-peeling. It is widely used to enhance the appearance of the skin. The chemical peel treatment involves the application of chemical solution on the skin which causes it to blister and eventually peel off. The skin which is newly generated after this peel off is usually smoother and les wrinkled than the old skin. It has been observed that he new skin is more sensitive than the old skin. Chemical peels are performed on hands, neck or faces or any such part of the skin which is exposed. Chemical peels help a lot in reducing the fine lines of the face under the eyes and the around the mouth. The chemical peels also help in reducing the sun damaged effects or ageing or other hereditary factors. It also helps in improving the mild scarring of the skin. The chemical peels are also effective in treating certain types of acne, reducing age spots or dark patches. They help in enhancing the look and feel of the skin which is due to dull texture and colour. Usually it has been noticed that people with fairer skin tones have a better effect on their skin. But sags bulges and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. These concerns are addressed by cosmetic surgical procedures, such as carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, a facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift or soft tissue filler. Application of chemical peels is done after a complete cleaning of the skin to remove the excess oil and from the skin.