During the treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes the skin to exfoliate and eventually it peels off.
There are three types of chemical peels:
Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid is used to exfoliate the outer layer of skin. The treatment is used to treat skin discoloration and rough skin as well as.
Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. It is used to improve age spots, wrinkles, freckles and skin discoloration.
Deep peel: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to treat the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars.