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Body Chemical Peel
Body chemical peels usually consist of a combination of trichloroacetic and glycolic acids. The purpose of a body chemical peel is to penetrate and improve the texture and surface appearance of the body skin. Many body chemical peels are done in conjunction with a facial chemical peel, to eliminate any lines of demarcation.
Body chemical peels may be a slightly stronger concentration than chemical peels used for the face, because body chemical peels are intended to treat areas of skin more resistant to treatment. More skill is required with body chemical peels, because the skin treated also tends to scar easily, and most doctors will administer body chemical peels as a series of treatments, rather than a single treatment at full strength. Usually, body chemical peel sessions are spaced a month or two apart, to prevent skin damage and optimize results. Body chemical peels even skin tone and minimize evidence of sun damage to skin. After receiving a body chemical peel, patients use a light moisturizing cream on a daily basis to help maintain results. A body chemical peel is better suited to fair-skinned patients, as patients with darker skin may find that body chemical peels adversely affect their pigmentation and can result in permanent discoloration.
To get more information about body chemical peels and whether this form of treatment is right for you, contact a doctor who performs body chemical peels.