A chemical peel is a treatment that helps improve the texture of the skin by removing dry, dull skin cells through chemical exfoliation. Although chemical peels can be performed on various parts of the body to help smooth skin, they are commonly performed on the face, neck and hands.
During a chemical peel, a chemical agent made of acids is applied to the skin. After the treatment, dead skin peels off and exposes the newer, smoother skin below.
The peel itself typically lasts an hour or two, but you should expect your skin to peel for up to 10 days after the procedure.