Can I get a chemical peel on the neck and chest area?
Chemical peels carefully administered by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon can be helpful for neck and chest skin aging and sun damage, but the skin in those areas is surprisingly much more sensitive to damage than the face. Superficial peels gently supervised, and repeated over time, can accumulate improvement, but ongoing diligent sun protection is key to the success of this treatment. Lasers and light-based treatments chosen carefully may be a better choice in this area.
Should I stop using retinoids before a chemical peel?
September 18, 2010nnIt is very important to stop Retin-A, retinol, retinaldehyde, or any other version of a topical retinoid before a chemical peel, laser or light based treatment, or even a facial waxing. Even some cosmetic facials may cause a problem during retnioid use. Retinoids make the skin cells much more sensitive to injury and must not be active in the area during these treatments.