A chemical peel damages the skin in a controlled manner, producing a superficial wound. As the damage is repaired by the natural healing process, the skin's appearance is improved. The depth at which the damage occurs is determined by the nature of the chemicals applied to the skin.
The type of chemical peel used depends on the nature of the skin problem to be treated. Skin problems that respond best to chemical peels are due to chronic sun damage from ultraviolet light.
Since most skin peels damage the skin, there is a period of recuperation necessary. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks, which include scarring, infection, and undesirable color changes.
Currently, chemical peels are often used in conjunction with other techniques like laser and dermabrasion to diminish the signs of sun damage or acne scarring, for Skin Rejuvenation amongst other indications.
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