Representing a highly popular way to improve the texture and look of skin, chemical skin peeling ‘peels' away the top layers of the epidermis in order to improve conditions such as acne, irregular pigmentation or wrinkles. This body treatment technique uses a chemical solution (derived from fruit, vinegar and sugar cane) that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. Chemical peels also lighten brown spots, diminish puffiness and circles around the eyes, and treats sun-damaged skin. In justified cases, dermatologist, estheticians, and plastic surgeons may also use more intensive chemical solutions (trichloroacetic acid – TCA) for skin treatment.
Depending on the number of layers and the intensity of the chemical peel solution, three main types of treatments are individualized: superficial peels, medium peels, and deep peels. The more intense the chemical peel solution, the more successful the treatment is.