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chemical peel

or chemical peeling

a cosmetic treatment used to eliminate wrinkles, blemishes, etc., in which an acid is applied to the face, neck, or hands, causing a layer of skin to peel off. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for chemical peeling

chemical peeling

a cosmetic process in which a substance containing a chemical (esp alpha-hydroxy acids) is applied to the skin of the face and peeled away to remove a layer of dead cells
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Contemporary definitions for chemical peeling

cosmetic surgery on the face involving the application of a caustic chemical or acid which produces a mild burn that removes the outer layer of skin; also called chemabrasion , chemexfoliation

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