chemical peel

chemical peel

noun
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.
Also, chemical peeling.
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Main Entry:  chemical peel
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  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
Etymology:  1978-83
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