Chemical peels: Are they really effective? (Photo)

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Chemical Peel

Thank you for your question. Chemical peels are very effective. The peel will leave the skin looking smoother and younger because it takes off the damaged top layers of the skin. In fact, this system is one of the easiest ways to improve the appearance of the skin. I suggest that you consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Best wishes,

Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Yes, chemical peels can be very effective. However it is very important to have a thorough consultation with a Dr. to select the right type of peel for your skin. Peels can help with pigmentation problems, fine lines, and the texture of your skin. However if a peel is too strong for your complexion then it can have some negative side effects. Its best to consult with your dermatologist and then research the recommended peels. Good luck!

Janet Allenby, DO
Delray Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Chemical peels: Are they really effective?

Hi, yes chemical peels can be very effective and are designed to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin.  They will not affect the facial shape or contour.  Following the beauty principles outlined in my book on face and body beauty, women look the most feminine, youthful and attractive with heart shaped faces. Heart shaped faces have cheeks that are full and round in the front. Cheek augmentation with a dermal filler or using cheek implants for a permanent enhancement will create full, round cheeks that will feminize the entire face.

Think of facial beauty as something that "must" address all layers of the face including the skeletal structure of the cheeks and chin, the overlying SMAS muscle, amount and position of subcutaneous fat and finally the degree of skin laxity. It's an "urban myth" that pulling tissues over flat cheeks and a weak chin can create a beautiful or handsome face. Similarly, dermal fillers or facial implants alone can't lift and remove excess skin from the face and neck. Natural looking beauty is created by the aesthetic vision of what tissue layers need to be adjusted by what technique and amount.

Hope this helps.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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