Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that can be applied to the face, hands, and neck. They’re used to improve the appearance or feel of the skin. During this procedure, chemical solutions will be applied to the area being treated, which causes the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. Once this happens, the new skin underneath is often smoother and appears less wrinkled.
Dermatologists classify chemical peels as superficial, medium, and deep peels. All this is based on whether the peels are working on the upper, middle or the deeper part of the epidermis. The most commonly used chemical peels are superficial chemical peels. They work only on the upper layer and are meant to improve acne and give superficial texture and glow. These are considered very safe.