Superficial chemical peels may control some types of acne and improve the appearance of skin. This procedure has traditionally been used to lessen the appearance of fine lines, sun damage and minor facial scars.
During a chemical peel, a mild chemical solution is applied to your face. This solution helps unclog pores and remove dead skin cells, whiteheads and blackheads. A chemical peel can also generate new skin growth. You may need to repeat the process for best results.
Possible side effects include redness, scaling, crusting, scarring, infection and abnormal skin coloring.