Chemical peels act by removing the outer epidermal debris of the skin including age spots and sun damaged actinic keratosis. Superficial peels include Glycolic acids, moderate peels include TCA or Trichloroacetic Acid, and the deepest peels of the past include Phenol. Glycolic acid peels may increase skin tightness and firmness and reduce superficial age spots. The deeper peels will penetrate into the papillary level of the dermis promoting new collagen formation.
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What does a chemical peel do?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, answered
Can I have a breast implant if one breast is bigger than the other?
HealthyWomen answeredGenerally, slight differences in a woman's breasts are of no concern. If the differences are greater than one bra cup size, however, they may cause some psychological distress, particularly during adolescence, when a young woman's body and psyche are already changing so rapidly.
In the rare instance that the asymmetry causes such distress that your doctor recommends surgery, talk to the surgeon about breast reduction, rather than implants. Studies find that women with asymmetry who undergo reduction are generally more satisfied than those who have implants.
What are potential complications of buttock implant surgery?
Arthur Perry, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, answeredAfter buttock implant surgery, you are not supposed to sit on your buttocks for 2-3 weeks. How many of you can do that? Not many, and that's one of the reasons this procedure has a high complication rate. Problems like fluid collection, movement of the implants, and infections plague many patients. A common problem is scarring around the implants, which leads to hard implants. Imagine sitting on two baseballs and you'll get an idea of what you're in for if your implants harden.
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