When you think "chemical peel," do you have visions of doctors pouring burning chemicals over your face? Painful after-effects like shiny, itchy red skin? Take our quiz to find out how up-to-date your chemical peel knowledge is.
Chemical peels are also called "chemexfoliation" and "derma-peels."
The chemicals cause the outer layer of skin to blister and peel off, revealing younger-looking skin.
You can get a chemical peel on your face, neck or hands.
Chemical peels have been shown to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but for more deeper issues like sags and bulges you'll need another procedure.
Chemical peels can improve precancerous keratoses and also prevent them from reappearing.
True. If you have fair skin and light hair, you're a good candidate for a chemical peel.
Your doctor will probably use glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid or carbolic acid.
Chemical peels are pretty quick procedures -- count on about five to 10 minutes.
Three to seven days is the usual time period for chemical peel after-effects.
Abnormal pigmentation is a possible side effect if you're on oral contraceptives.