Skin resurfacing with a deep chemical peel to remove wrinkles


When your doctor or aesthetician talks about skin resurfacing, they’re talking about several things at once. They could be talking about skin resurfacing by scraping away dead skin with a dermabrasion machine. They could be referring to a laser. Or they’re meaning a chemical peel. And even when you talk about a chemical peel, that […]

Risks (and Benefits) of a Deep Chemical Peel

skin resurfacing

Earlier today, a viewer of my YouTube video on the phenol-croton-oil deep chemical peel, asked about the risk of hypopigmentation (skin lightening). In other words, with a deep chemical peel, aside from improvement in deep wrinkles, does the skin lose pigment and result in patches of lighter skin?     As you can see in this […]

More on Chemical Peels

TCA chemical peel

Sagging facial skin can be treated with a facelift but there are some stubborn deep lines around the eyes and mouth, due to either genetics, sun or smoking, that a surgical procedure can’t fix. For those stubborn lines, I recommend chemical peels. Very fine lines can be treated with a chemical peel by an aesthetician. […]

TCA Chemical Peel in the NY Times


In this recent article in the NY Times, the compound trichloracetic acid (TCA), often used for light chemical peels by doctors and aestheticians to resurface the face and minimize or remove very fine lines, is finding itself being labeled as a human carcinogen. “Recently the International Agency on Cancer Research moved to classify it as […]

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