Exposure to UV rays in sunlight, acne, and certain cosmetics can lead to a dull complexion, poor skin tone, and uneven skin texture. Chemical peeling can be done for treatment of this. A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. It also cleans the pores, stimulates scar healing, stimulates antiaging, and kills infection in acne. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger-looking. A chemical peel can be done alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures used for skin glow, acne, acne marks, and pigmentation.
Chemical peels can be done at different depths — light, medium, or deep — depending on your desired results. Each type of chemical peel uses a different chemical solution. Light peels are used to get an instant glow in relatively normal skin without any downtime. Deeper chemical peels produce more dramatic results, but also involve longer recovery times. Proper post-procedure care like regular sunscreen and avoidance of direct sunlight needs to be practiced to avoid any side effects.