A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles, acne scars and uneven skin pigmentation.
Dr. Marcovici uses a medical grade of glycolic acid for his chemical peels. These types of peels are milder and can provide smoother brighter-looking skin for people who can't spare the time to recover from more abrasive types of peels like a phenol or TCA peel.
To obtain the best results, it is recommended to have a series of at least 5 treatments applied weekly or every two or three weeks depending on the individual response to the treatment. As with most peel treatments, sun block use is highly recommended. Most people consider a chemical peel a "lunch time procedure".