What are the common types of chemicals used in a face peel?

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Depending on the condition of your skin and the results you hope to achieve your plastic surgeon will use a variety of different chemicals. For milder and less intense penetration solutions of alphahydroxy acid or Tretinoin are used. If a deeper peel is desired Trichloroacetic acid is used to remove the first few layers of skin. The deepest and most penetrating peels use the chemical phenol to completely remove wrinkles and precancerous growths.