Every day your skin sheds old cells and replaces them with new cells. The purpose of a chemical peel is to create an even controlled shedding of several layers of damaged skin cells exposing a new fresh layer of skin with a smoother texture and more even skin tone.
Chemical peels can be used to minimise the appearance of sun damage, minor acne scarring and skin discolouration. As the skin peels there is some down time associated with this treatment and down time can vary depending on the depth of the peel. Patients will also experience extra sensitivity to the sun for up to 8 weeks following a peel.