A chemical peel is a non-surgical procedure which uses specialized chemical solutions (glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid) to remove the outermost, damaged layers of skin to reveal healthier, even appearing skin underneath. It is effective in addressing sun spots, acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, creases, and other areas of uneven pigmentation, The different concentrations of each solution provide different depths of skin removal. During your consultation Dr. Tepper will determine which treatment is ideal for you based on your skin type and goals for treatment. Temporary, subtle changes are expected with light peels, where as deep peels can deliver dramatic, long lasting results. Recovery from each type of peel also varies greatly but can take weeks to months. Chemical peels are performed in an office setting.