chemical peel
noun Date: 1978 a cosmetic procedure for the removal of facial blemishes and wrinkles involving the application of a caustic chemical and especially an acid (as trichloroacetic acid) to the skin

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  • peel — I. verb Etymology: Middle English pelen, from Anglo French peler, from Latin pilare to remove the hair from, from pilus hair Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to strip off an outer layer of < peel an orange > 2. to remove by stripping < pee …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • face peel — /ˈfeɪs pil/ (say fays peel) noun a chemical peel of the face. See chemical peel …   Australian English dictionary

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