Chemical Peel is a process by which a chemical is applied to the skin causing it create blisters and eventually peel off, hence chemical peel. The procedure can eliminate fine lines on the skin such as small wrinkles or other minor blemishes on the skin.
Chemical peel is used to create younger looking skin, though at times it is used to treat certain types of skin cancers. There are a number of chemicals used on the skin for chemical peels. A plastic surgeon decides the exact chemical most effective for a patient based on many factors that may include the exact nature of the problem, the age of the patient, the reason for the chemical peel and other factors.
Chemical peel is usually performed in a doctor's office. Only if the procedure is followed or precedes another plastic surgery, would the operation takes place at a hospital. At the time of the procedure, the skin is thoroughly cleansed and then excess oils are removed. The peels comes off in about two weeks after the procedure.