Q: My friend said that she recently had a chemical peel and loved it. What is that?
A: Chemical peels are professional skin care treatments that provide gentle exfoliation to reveal fresher, healthier skin. Each day thousands of our skin cells die, flake off and are replaced by new cells. Chemical peels speed up this process.
A topical peeling solution is applied to the skin to loosen and remove the upper layers of dead and damaged skin and reveal new, fresher skin underneath.
Chemical peels can be used for skin rejuvenation to help reverse the signs of aging and the damage of past sun exposure. They can also be used on oily skin to help to control acne and breakouts. Peels can help dry, sensitive skin look revitalized. Peels only take a few minutes and there is usually no downtime.