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What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels make use of acids, such as salicylic acid (derived from willow-tree bark) and glycolic acid (derived from sugar cane), to dissolve the bonds that hold epidermal cells together. The outer layers of skin then fall away to reveal newer, brighter skin. Chemical peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs.

A word of warning from dermatologists: don't even consider a medium or deep chemical peel, as it may cause permanent damage to your skin.

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