Chemical peels improve the appearance of the skin. It is often used on the face, neck and hands. A chemical is placed on the skin, which exfoliates the skin. With time, the skin peels to reveal fresh, beautiful looking skin. Many types of chemical peels exist, such as:
- Superficial peels – this is best for sensitive skin. It uses a mild acid to gently exfoliate. It’s best for those who would like to remove mild skin discoloration.
- Medium peels – These peels use a stronger agent such as glycolic or trichloroacetic acid. It penetrates both the outer and middle layers of the skin to eliminate damaged skin cells. It’s best for people who want to reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines, freckles, and skin discoloration.
- Deep peels – Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied on the skin for a deep penetration, which removes skin cells that have become damaged due to skin conditions, environmental, and lifestyle changes. People with moderate to severe skin discoloration, deep wrinkles, freckles, and scars are the best candidates for this type of chemical peel.
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