Chemical peels are an acid solution that contain a significantly lower pH level than your skin’s natural pH. When used on your skin, a chemical peel eats away buildup on your face. Within 3-5 days of using a peel, the acid separates the dead skin from your face and it begins to peel off. This allows new skin to regenerate. The new skin will be smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin and may be more even in color.
Acids are used mainly for their anti-wrinkling effect. With their usage the derma returns to have the thickness and sturdiness of that of a child. It stimulates the fibroblast, and therefore the collagen and elasticity that maintain the longevity of young and elastic skin. Another very popular use of acids are to help control acne and to treat acne scarring. Acids (salicylic is most common for this) will help to keep the dead skin at such a minimum that there is not enough to clog pores, resulting in much clearer skin. To treat scarring, a TCA or Jessners acid peel is recommended. There are occasions where the underlying skin is can be pigmented and this may come to the surface after a chemical peel. In most cases repeated peels will remove even the deeper layers of damaged skin.