Skin peels or chemical peels are used to improve the appearance of the skin, making it more radiant. It removes the top layer of the skin where all the dead cells reside, thus giving it a fresh and new look. 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.