A chemical peel is a minimally invasive procedure that helps improve the appearance of skin. During that procedure, a specially trained aesthetician carefully applies combinations of powerful solutions to the face, decolletage (neck and chest), or hands to remove dead skin cells. The solutions penetrate into the skin, causing dead cells to peel off.
There are many types of chemical peel preparations, and the right preparation for you depends on your skin type and desired results. Light or superficial chemical peels usually consist of alpha and beta hydroxyl acids, such as glycolic, lactic, or salicylic acid, that are combined to improve the appearance of: