Chemical peeling is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin by treating fine lines and wrinkles and evening out skin color and texture. A chemical solution is applied to the skin which causes the skin to peel off, and allows new skin to regenerate. The procedure may be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs. Superficial, medium, or deep peels may be used to improve damaged skin. As a rule, the deeper the peel, the longer the recovery time. Dermatologists have used various peeling agents for decades, and are experts in this type of chemical surgery.
Today, with many patients interested in facial rejuvenation and slowing the effects of the aging process, chemical peeling has emerged as an exciting anti-aging procedure. Results of chemical peeling may also be enhanced by new laser based rejuvenation techniques. See your dermatologist to help you decide the most appropriate treatment for your particular concerns.