Chemical peel is the process of using a chemical to peel the outermost layer of the skin. It results in an improved appearance of the skin. It is a minimally-invasive procedure. Most of the pollution and damage undergone by the skin in the normal course of day to day life is contained in the outermost layer. Chemicals are used to scrape away this top layer so that the damage is removed and the radiance of the inner layer comes to the front.
Chemical peel is mainly used on the face and neck of the user. In some cases, it can also be used for the hands and forearms. Damage of the skin due to sun exposure, climatic conditions, or effects of aging can be reversed by the use of chemical peel.
Chemical peel is useful in addressing:
• Sun and UV exposure
• Wrinkles, freckles
• Fine lines, laugh lines, creases
• Irregular pigmentation
• Moles and acne scars
• Rough spots and patches
A chemical peel is not useful in treating deep marks. It cannot improve the pore size on the skin, nor does it change the oily/dry quality of the skin. It cannot alter the quality of the skin by tightening skin or removing skin tags.
Chemical peel should not be used on burnt, injured or broken skin, or in places where blood vessels are exposed.