What is it?
A chemical peel is a resurfacing procedure where a chemical solution is applied to the skin resulting in a softer appearance of wrinkles and reduction of hyperpigmentation (brown spots). It works by removing the outer layers of damaged skin. New skin forms in seven to ten days and makeup may be applied to conceal the pink new skin until the pinkness subsides. Once the pinkness fades, the skin is softer, smoother, more evenly toned, and has a softer appearance of the wrinkles.
The skin that has undergone a deep chemical peel appears oozy and raw after the skin has peeled. Patients are instructed to apply Vaseline to the skin until it has healed. The skin usually heals in 7-14 days. The healed skin appears red for a period of months. This redness can be covered up with makeup. After the redness subsides, the skin has a softer appearance of the fine lines.
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