What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel removes the outer layers of your skin to create a smooth texture using a chemical solution. It is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of a patient’s skin, and can resolve many skin issues which can be caused by sun exposure, acne, and aging.

Though they are used mostly on the face, the can also be used to improve the skin on patients’ necks or hands.

A chemical peel can help improve:

  • Acne or acne scars
  • Age and liver spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Irregular skin pigmentation
  • Rough skin and scaly patches
  • Scars
  • Sun-damaged skin

However, a chemical peel can’t do the following:

  • Treat deep facial lines
  • Tighten loose or sagging skin
  • Remove broken capillaries
  • Change pore size
  • Remove deep scars