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Chemical peels: Overview

Also called chemexfoliationderma peeling

Do you wish that you could simply peel signs of aging from your skin? Dermatologists use chemical peels to do just this. A chemical peel can diminish many signs of aging on the face as well as the hands, neck, and chest. 

Chemical peels also treat some skin conditions. Dermatologists use chemical peels to treat some types of acne and conditions that discolor the skin. 

Whether you receive a chemical peel to diminish signs of aging or treat a skin condition, you can see:

  • Fewer lines and wrinkles

  • More even skin color

  • Brighter complexion

  • Smoother skin

Some chemical peels require downtime.              

Uses: Dermatologists use chemical peels to treat:

  • Acne (some types)

  • Age spots

  • Discoloration (blotchy complexion, uneven skin tone)

  • Dull complexion

  • Fine lines (especially under the eyes and around the mouth)

  • Freckles

  • Melasma

  • Rough-feeling skin

  • Sun-damage skin

Insurance coverage: Chemical peels are considered a cosmetic treatment. Insurance does not cover the cost of cosmetic treatments. 

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