Do chemical peels, and laser peels "thin your skin out" and make you age faster?
Doctor Answers 4
Yes and no.
Most peels and laser treatments do NOT thin your skin.
Chemical peels cause this natural cell turnover process to speed up, helping to stimulate the growth of new collagen—the skin-firming protein that acts like a scaffold for the skin. The speed or depth of cell turnover is determined by the concentration of the peel and the amount of time it’s left on skin.
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Chemical Peels are Anti-Aging
Chemical peels take off the superficial layers of the epidermis. Chemical peels make you look younger and you do not age faster from them. Strict sun avoidance and sunscreens are most important to maintain after chemical peels. Please find a board certified dermatologist for the best cosmetic results.
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