Your skin will be noticeably smoother and fresher-looking
Acne scars, deeper wrinkles and uneven skin color can all be treated with a medium chemical peel. The chemicals used for this type of peel will remove skin cells from both the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and upper part of your middle layer of skin (dermis). Your healthcare provider will use trichloroacetic acid, sometimes used in combination with glycolic acid.
Here's how it works:
Your face will be cleansed
The chemical solution is brushed onto your skin and left for just a few minutes. You may feel some burning or stinging
The treated area may turn a whitish grey color
The chemicals are neutralized with cool saline compresses
Your skin may turn red or brown in the days just after the peel. It may take up to six weeks for your skin to look normal
You may repeat a medium chemical peel every 6 to 12 months to maintain your glowing new skin.