Facial peels, also called Chemical Peels, are nonsurgical cosmetic treatments used to improve the appearance of facial skin (skin resurfacing). Aging, sun exposure, acne, mild scarring, wrinkles, and discoloration can cause facial skin to appear old, rough, leathery, and unattractive. Facial peels use chemical solutions to remove the top layers of skin. This promotes the growth of new skin. The new skin has a better texture and smoother appearance. Facial peels can result in radiant and healthier looking skin.
There are several types of facial peels from which to choose. Light or superficial facial peels can treat sun damage, fine wrinkles, and unevenly pigmented skin. Deeper facial peels remove more layers of skin for use with deep or coarse wrinkles. The benefits of deep facial peels may be apparent for many years.