The purpose of a chemical peel is to induce a controlled wound and remove superficial layers of your skin. It can promote the growth of new, healthy skin and resolve a number of common skin concerns.
Since there are a variety of chemical peels out there, the treatment process varies. However, the skin usually gets prepped with a special degreaser so that there are no oils on the area that will be treated.
Next, an expert provider applies the chemical solution, which typically remains on the skin for 3 to 5 minutes. During this time, you may notice a mild stinging, which is only temporary and will go away after a few minutes. After a chemical peel, you can expect some peeling that you can control with lotion.