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chemical peel

or chemical peeling

noun
1.
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.
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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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1978-83

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