A chemical peel is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons, to enhance appearance and self-confidence. Chemical peel therapy may be performed in conjunction with other treatments. However a chemical peel is not a replacement for a facelift, and does not prevent or slow down the ageing process.

Chemical peeling uses a chemical solution in order to improve the skin’s appearance. It can reduce or eliminate fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, correct uneven skin pigmentation, treat acne and soften the appearance of scars caused by acne. The procedure can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by sun damage as well as skin blemishes common with age and heredity. Chemical peels can be performed on the face, hands and all other body areas.

What conditions can improve with treatment?

Age and liver spots (lentigines) usually categorized by flat, brown areas with round edges usually found on the face, hands, back and feet. They are age-related and photoageing related, and have nothing to do with the liver.  While they are unsightly, they are not usually dangerous. Solar keratosis and hyperpigmented areas due to the hormonal changes and photo damage.