I have a medium complexion. After a deep facial chemical peel, will the skin on my...

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I have a medium complexion. After a deep facial chemical peel, will the skin on my neck blend in with the newer skin on my face?

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To avoid complications post-peel, it is important to prepare the skin, restoring healthy skin function, prior to any deep facial peel. In our office, we insist that patients undergoing dermabrasion or a deep chemical peel prepare their skin for a minimum of six weeks, preferably 12 weeks, with the Obagi Nuderm system. We utilize a daily protocol, along with 2 to 3 microdermabrasion treatments in the office. The daily use of hydroquinone and tretinoin, as well as sun protection, are the hallmarks of this protocol. The same products can be applied to the neck twice a week. Also, proper application of the chemical peel is essential, with a feathering approach under the jaw line to reduce the color difference.

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