A chemical peel is solution applied to the face to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells.
The aim is to improve the appearance of the skin – for example, by reducing age spots and evening out skin tone.
There are 3 types of peels, called superficial, medium and deep.
Superficial and medium peels are usually safe, as long as they’re done correctly. These type of peels are not permanent and they need to be repeated.
Deeper peels are more risky. They’re longer-lasting and do not usually need to be repeated.