If you're not satisfied with the results of your at-home exfoliation, consider talking to your dermatologist about microdermabrasion or chemical peels. These procedures are done at a doctor's office or medical spa, and they can quickly provide results for people suffering from acne, skin discoloration or wrinkles and other signs of aging. Light chemical peels, which remove just the outer layer of skin, can be done as much as once a week for up to six weeks, while deeper chemical peels (used to treat deeper wrinkles, scars or uneven skin tone) should be done much less often. [Mayo Clinic]
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