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What are the common types of chemical or acid peels?

Anthony S. Youn, MD
Plastic Surgery

A chemical peel can erase imperfections and make your face look younger. In this video, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn discuses the three categories of chemical peels.


Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

The most readily available peels on the market are glycolic acid, phenol, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and trichloroacetic acid peels.

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