Chemical Peels

By: J. Brian Boyd, M.D.  03/26/2015
Keywords: skin rejuvenation, Face Lift, Skin Resurfacing

Most of our techniques rely on replicating the effect of a burn. This involves the production of a partial thickness injury – equivalent to a first- or second-degree burn. These techniques include laser, demabrasion and chemical peels. The beneficial effect is related to the depth of the injury: generally, deeper is better. However complications are also related to depth of injury. These include depigmentation, ulceration and scarring. A good result relies on a compromise whereby a safe depth of injury is produced and a good cosmetic outcome obtained.

Keywords: Face Lift, skin rejuvenation, Skin Resurfacing, Skin Treatment

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