It is known that Cleopatra and the ancient Romans used a form of chemical peel made from a compound of fruit acids, fatty acids and fermented goat milk. Chemical peels are one of the many forms of treatment used in reversing skin aging process. The chemical based formula is for dermal smoothing and improvement. Chemical peels are means of peeling the blemished outer layer of skin which is replaced by a new, unblemished layer.
The effects of chemical peels depend on the type and depth of peel used. No matter what level you choose, your skin will be vulnerable to sun exposure immediately after treatment, so plan on faithfully using a high-SPF sunscreen and wide-brimmed hat.
Since peels use controlled chemical burning of your skin, medium and deep peels may include blistering and swelling as part of the recovery process. It’s generally a two-week transition back to normal appearance with aggressive peels.