Chemical peel is a process which uses a chemical solution in order to improve the skin’s appearance. Through this effective process fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth can be reduced or eliminated. Uneven skin pigmentation, the removal of pre-cancerous skin growths, the softening of acne and the treatment of scars can also be addressed through this treatment. The procedure can also treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and scarring, as well as skin blemishes that appear normally with age and through genetic factors. Peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands and legs.
A chemical peel is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons, to enhance appearance and self-confidence, and may be performed in conjunction with a facelift. However, a chemical peel is not a substitute for a facelift, and does not prevent or slow the aging process.