- Created in Cosmetics
Chemical peels are cosmetic procedures that use various chemical solutions to exfoliate or peel away the outer layer of the skin. They are commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, skin discoloration, dull complexion, age spots, or sun damaged skin. Typically, chemical peels are performed on the face, but can also be used on the neck, chest, or hands. Chemical peels can vary in depth from superficial to medium to deep. In general, the deeper the peel, the more significant and noticeable the results. However, the trade off is that deeper peels also require more recovery time and more post procedure care.