Chemical peel, also known as chemexfoliation or derma peeling, is a clinical procedure that makes use of plant-based chemical solutions to exfoliate the skin. Depending upon the need of the client, a dermatologist may recommend a peel from a range of strengths: superficial peels that reach superficial layers of the skin or deeper ones that penetrate several microlayers of skin.
A chemical peel treatment is a skin rejuvenating procedure, which makes use of mild acids derived from natural sources of varying strengths to exfoliate the upper layers of the skin in a controlled manner, followed by regeneration of new healthier layers. The chemical solution once applied to the skin, triggers the controlled removal of the upper layers. Chemical peel treatment is a standardised procedure that helps even out skin texture and improves its appearance. It also helps reduce the excess accumulated pigment in the form of spots or marks as it eliminates the layers of dead skin.
Chemical Peel Benefits
Chemical peels are used to treat a wide range of skin issues and the signs of aging, including:
- Fine lines
- Age spots
- Sun damage
Light and medium chemical peels are most effective with multiple treatments: each peel removes small amounts of sun damage and the signs of aging as they accumulate. Typically, people wait at least a month between appointments for light peels and longer for medium peels.