Chemical peeling is a great way to help improve the appearance of your skin. It is commonly used in the treatment of acne, scarring, irregular pigmentation and sun damage changes such as fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, age spots and dull, coarse texture. During a chemical peel, the chemical solution is applied to the skin surface which leads to very superficial peeling of the skin after several days. The newer skin that develops is smoother and less wrinkled. A series of chemical peel treatments is recommended based on the conditions being treated. Chemical peels are performed on the face, neck or hands. The treatments are very well tolerated and can be very relaxing. Very light chemical peels are referred to as facials. Deeper chemical peels have been largely replaced with the more reliable laser peels.