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What is a facial peel?

Facial peels are often misnomers since with many of them you don't actually peel. Facial peels are treatments that typically help loosen skin cells, helping them to slough off. The rate and depth of that sloughing depends on the ingredients used and the quality of your skin. Facial peels are a great way to remove outer layers of damaged skin and to stimulate new younger skin.
Susan Evans
Dermatology
A facial peel is considered to be one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world, often performed in ancient times to eliminate those fine lines and wrinkles from your skin and bring the younger cells to the surface of your skin. A chemical peel is an acid solution that is carefully applied to the surface of your skin that removes the outer layers of your facial skin that have been damaged and reveals the smooth, younger-looking texture underneath.
Anne M. Chapas, MD
Dermatology

A facial peel removes layers of dead, dull skin cells to reveal the youthful-looking complexion below. Not all peels are created equal though, as Oz guest Anne Chapas, M.D., explains in this video.


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