Chemical Peel Index

Featured: Chemical Peel Main Article

Chemical peels are performed to reduce fine lines, treat wrinkles, improve the appearance of mild scarring, treat some types of acne, and reduce age spots. During the treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin. The skin blisters and eventually peels off.

Patient Discussions - Viewers share their comments

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Acne (Pimples) Acne is a localized skin inflammation as a result of overactivity of oil glands at the base of hair follicles. This...learn more »
      In This Article
      Acne (Pimples) Article
      • What is acne?
      • What causes acne?
      • What other skin conditions can mimic acne?
      • When should you start acne treatment?
      • What can you do about acne on your own?
      • What are other things you can do for acne? Are there any home remedies for acne?
      • What is a good basic skin regimen?
      • How does a doctor treat acne?
      • How would you sum up current-day acne treatment?
    • Rosacea Rosacea is a skin disease that causes redness of the forehead, chin, and lower half of the nose. In addition to inflammation of...learn more »
      In This Article
      Rosacea Article
      • Rosacea facts
      • What is rosacea? Is rosacea contagious?
      • Is rosacea like acne?
      • What are causes and risk factors of rosacea?
      • What are rosacea symptoms and signs?
      • How is rosacea diagnosed?
      • How does rosacea affect the nose and the eyes?
      • Is there a cure for rosacea?
      • What about using acne medicine for rosacea?
      • What is the treatment for rosacea?
      • What are rosacea triggers? Is there a rosacea diet? What foods are good for rosacea?
      • What natural treatments or home remedies can help rosacea?
      • Does rosacea get worse with age?
      • How should people care for their facial skin?
      • How are the telangiectasias (the red lines) treated?
      • How is a rhinophyma (the W.C. Fields nose) treated?
      • What effect may rosacea have on a person's life?
      • Where can people get more information about rosacea?
    • Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections) Herpes simplex infections are common and when they appear around the mouth and lips, people often refer to them as "cold sores"...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections) Article
      • Herpes simplex infections (nongenital cold sores) facts
      • What are herpes simplex infections?
      • What causes cold sores?
      • What makes herpes (cold sores) recur?
      • How do cold sores spread?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of cold sores?
      • What is primary oral herpes?
      • What does recurrent herpes look like?
      • How long do cold sores last?
      • What are the risk factors for herpes simplex infections?
      • What are the possible complications of oral herpes (cold sores)?
      • What is the prognosis for oral herpes (cold sores)?
      • What other conditions can look like oral herpes (cold sores)?
      • What is angular stomatitis?
      • What are canker sores?
      • How is oral herpes diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for cold sores, are there any home remedies, and what medications are used?
      • Is it possible to prevent cold sores?
    • Heart Attack Prevention Overview Heart attacks are the major causes of unexpected, sudden death among men and women. A heart attack is also a significant cause of...learn more »
      In This Article
      Heart Attack Prevention Overview Article
      • Introduction
      • What is atherosclerosis?
      • What are coronary heart diseases (CHD)?
      • What is angina pectoris?
      • What is a heart attack?
      • Ventricular fibrillation
      • Heart failure
      • What is cerebral vascular disease?
      • Ischemic stroke
      • Hemorrhagic stroke
      • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
      • When does the coronary atherosclerosis process begin?
      • Have most people done enough to prevent atherosclerosis and heart attacks?
      • What are the risk factors for coronary atherosclerosis and heart disease?
      • How can coronary atherosclerosis and heart attacks be prevented?
    • Sunscreen Sunscreens are crucial for sun protection. Sun damage to the skin from exposure to ultraviolet rays is a risk factor for skin...learn more »
      In This Article
      Sunscreen Article
      • What is sun protection?
      • How is sunburn best prevented?
      • What is sunscreen?
      • What is meant by SPF?
      • Are all sunscreens equally effective against UV radiation?
      • How do sunscreens work, and which sunscreen ingredients protect against both types of UV radiation?
      • How should skin sunscreens be applied?
      • Do water or perspiration wash off sunscreen?
      • Can sunscreens cause a skin reaction?
      • Should everyone use sunscreen protection?
      • Can the labels on sunscreen products be trusted in the U.S.?
      • Do all tanning products contain sunscreens?
      • What kind of sunglasses offer protection against UV rays?
      • Is sunscreen protection necessary in the winter?
      • Are a good sunscreen and sunglasses enough?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Health Features

Tools & References

FDA Drug Labels on RxList.com


Terms related to Chemical Peel:

  • Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peel