If you’re impressed with how your face glows after a chemical peel, whether due to fewer fine lines and dark spots, and/or its overall newly refreshed, youthful look, then you’ll be happy to know, the same type of treatment is available for the rest of your body too. Chemical peels, which contain acids that cause the skin to blister and peel away to reveal new, softer skin, can reinvigorate the following areas:
Chest: The skin on your chest, particularly between your collar bone, can easily give away your age due to damaging sun exposure that results in wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Your doctor will likely opt for a lighter glycolic acid peel performed a few times over several months to a year, rather than performing one stronger peel that your skin may react to severely.
Hands: If your hands are looking older than you really are, then a series of light peels can help to remove discolored sun spots rather quickly. Your hands might be dry for a few days after the peel, but the skin won’t actually “peel” like your facial skin will because your hands can tolerate the potency of the acid better.
Feet: As part of a medical pedicure conducted at your podiatrist’s office, a chemical peel can help to restore softness and reduce calluses from your feet. As with all treatments, seek a board-certified physician who is familiar with the different strengths of peels and can suggest the right treatment that your skin can tolerate.
Have you ever tried a chemical peel anywhere other than your face? We’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments below.
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