The Many Benefits of Chemical Peels

Peeling A chemical peel is a treatment in which an acid solution is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. In performing chemical peels, skin care specialist apply chemical peel to the skin.  

Typically administered as a facial peel, a chemical peel enhances and smoothes the texture of the skin. It is an effective treatment for facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation.  They exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin, revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture, and color. In addition to full facial rejuvenation, certain types of skin peels can also be used for spot treatments and as a way to remove stretch marks or rejuvenate skin elsewhere on the body.


The chemical peel is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world, and was performed in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to help people achieve smoother, more beautiful skin. Today, chemical facial peels are popular because they offer nearly immediate results and can be performed as an outpatient procedure.

During treatment, a solution is brushed or swabbed onto your skin, where it will be left for a certain period of time. Over the days following treatment, the affected layers of skin will gradually peel away, revealing a smoother, younger-looking complexion.

What improvements can a chemical peel make?

Reduce or remove age spots, blotchiness, or discoloration
Smooth fine lines & wrinkles on the skin’s surface
Minimize or remove acne scars or milder scars from injury or surgery
Tighten & tone the skin and brighten the complexion
Remove keratoses or precancerous growths

To understand this procedure, it is important to review how skin grows and repairs itself. 

The skin is composed of the epidermis and the dermis. Within the dermis are two layers, both of which are constructed of collagen, long fibers that loosen and stretch with age and sun damage. If the deepest layer, the reticular layer, is damaged, scars result, while the upper layer of the dermis, the papillary layer, heals from injuries without scarring.

In a chemical peel, the aesthetician applies one of several chemicals to the skin. Glycolic acid is the mildest. 

Before any peel, the face is first thoroughly cleansed with a solution to remove oil and to prepare the skin for deepest penetration. As the chemical is applied, the epidermis is removed, and the chemical penetrates into the first layer of the dermis.

Skin Peel Benefits

A safe, non-toxic chemical solution is applied to your skin that gently polishes or resurfaces the skin, removing the damaged top layers. A skin peel stimulates new cell growth and collagen production to effectively reveal younger looking skin.

Your skin will be noticeably smoother and fresher looking
A chemical peel reduces signs of sun damage, dull and uneven skin tone, scars, pigmentation, acne and enlarged pores
Improves skin texture and condition by removing dead and damaged skin cells
Your skin will be brighter and clearer as a chemical peel stimulates the growth of healthy skin cells and collagen production
A skin peel penetrates the skin to smooth rough texture and discolouration.

There are a range of skin peels available designed to treat specific skin conditions and types