A chemical peel is a technique that uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of the skin by removing the damaged outer layers. A chemical peel is especially helpful around the eyes and lips, but it can also reduce wrinkling around the entire face, as well as improve abnormal skin coloration or hyperpigmentation. There are a number of chemical agents that can be used to achieve various depths of peeling. Peels range from very superficial, causing no significant skin irritation to deep, causing longer lasting results.
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TCA & Phenol
TCA (tri-chloracetic acid) and Phenol peels are deeper chemical peels performed by a physician under anesthesia. With deeper peels, a mixture of chemicals is applied to the skin. After two days of swelling, the old skin peels off, revealing fresh skin in 10-14 days. The recovery period, with initially pink skin and considerable swelling, should be taken into account to achieve the end result.