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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


chemexfoliation  listen  (KEH-mex-FOH-lee-AY-shun)

  A procedure used to improve the way certain skin problems look. These problems include acne scars, wrinkles, or skin changes caused by long-term sun exposure. A chemical solution is put on the skin to dissolve the top layers of skin cells. Also called chemabrasion and chemical peel.