Is it possible for a chemical peel to WORSEN wrinkles?
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Chemical peels don't cause wrinkles.
Dead skin piling up from years of sun damage etc... can conceal creases and wrinkles. Peels help remove that sun damaged or wrinkled skin and show the more healthy refreshed skin. The more you peel your skin, the better it looks but sometimes the swelling from a peel can distort the creases or skin for the 1st 3-4 months so be patient. The end results from peels are usually seen 3-4 months later as it tightens skin and builds collagen up with time.
Thank you for your question. The light chemical peel is a mild treatment that can be repeated for up to six weeks in order to get the results that you want. Instead of removing deep wrinkles, dark spotting or scarring like the medium and deep chemical peels, this treatment will address fine wrinkles. Always consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon and follow their recovery instruction carefully.
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