A chemical peel is a body treatment technique that involves the application of chemical solutions to the skin in a controlled manner to peel away the top layers. The skin that regenerates after the peel is smoother and younger.
Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars, typically on the face, neck or hands. A chemical peel can be done alone or in combination with other treatments, like laser and microdermabrasion to diminish the signs of sun damage or acne scarring.
Chemical peels can be done at different depths — light, medium and deep — depending upon the nature of the skin problem to be treated.