Peeling or chemical skin peels and other skin treatments have been performed for many years to treat a variety of skin disorders. There are numerous types of chemical peels (e.g.: phenol, Trichloroacetic acid – TCA, glycolic acid).
Conditions such as sun damage, wrinkling, and uneven pigmentation may be treated with these non-invasive techniques.
There are many different techniques and regimens for the application of chemical-peeling and skin treatment medications. In some situations, chemical peels may be performed at the time of other surgical procedures.
Chemical skin peels and other skin treatment procedures are not an alternative to skin tightening surgery when indicated.