What is it?
A chemical peel is the removal of the uppermost layer of the epidermis using various different chemical acids. These dissolve the bonds between dead epidermal cells, allowing the outermost layer to slough off. Some peels are mild and remove the superficial layer with almost no visible peeling or dryness afterwards. Other peels are slightly deeper and cause flaking and sloughing off of skin for a few days to weeks. Mid-depth peels are much deeper and result in significant flaking and peeling for up to a month after the treatment.
Chemical peels are used to treat a range of skin conditions and different acids are used according to the condition being treated, the condition of the skin, and the patient’s expectations with regard to down-time.
A chemical peel is a quick and relatively inexpensive way to reveal fresh, healthy and glowing skin.