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Chemical Peel Facts

Medical Name:
Chemical Peel
Common Name:
Chemical Peel
Estimated Cost:
$600 to $4,000
Type of Anesthesia:
None
Length of Procedure: 30 minutes to 2 hours
Down Time: 0 to 2 days
Recovery Time: 7 to 14 days
Discomfort Level: Moderate Pain
Procedure Location: Office, Clinic
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What is Chemical Peel?

Many individuals experience such skin conditions as facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation. A chemical peel is a procedure that uses chemical solutions to improve upon these skin conditions, leaving it looking smoother and younger. Not only will this help enhance one’s appearance, it can possibly boost their self-esteem, all without receiving any incisions. The areas where a chemical peel are especially useful includes the cheeks, forehead, around the eyes, and around the mouth. Now a chemical peel will not have the same facial rejuvenation results as a facelift, in fact, it may be performed in conjunction with a facelift. This will not prevent or slow down the aging process, however a chemical peel will help restore youthfulness to one’s facial appearance. This procedure is primarily performed for cosmetic purposes, however it may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths and possibly control acne.

There are various chemical peel formulas available for use including Alphahydroxy acids (AHA), Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and Phenol. Each of these formulas have their own level of strength and results. Be sure to ask your cosmetic surgeon as to which type of peel formula they use at their practice, and which one will work best for your needs.

Take some time to view the essential facts about chemical peels and gain a better understanding of the procedure and what is involved. These facts were based on the most frequently asked questions about the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Please consult with your cosmetic surgeon for more detailed information on chemical peels.

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