What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment performed to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, or hands. It involves applying a chemical solution to the skin, which causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off, revealing smoother skin underneath.

What skin conditions can chemical peels treat?

Chemical peels are commonly used to treat:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Rough skin

How do chemical peels work?

Chemical peels work by causing controlled damage to the outer layers of the skin. This triggers the body's natural healing process, leading to the shedding of damaged skin cells and the production of new, healthier skin cells. Different types of chemical peels penetrate the skin to varying depths.

What can I expect during a chemical peel treatment?

During a chemical peel treatment, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed, and the chemical solution will be applied to the treatment area. You may experience a tingling or burning sensation, which is normal. The solution will be left on the skin for a specific amount of time before it is neutralized and removed. Depending on the type of peel, you may experience mild to moderate peeling and redness in the days following the treatment.