The way a chemical or acid peel works is relatively simple: it disrupts the bonds between dead skin cells. The speed and depth of the exfoliation is determined by which acid is used, its acidity (pH), the concentration of the solution, and the amount of time it's left on the skin.
Once the skin is injured by the peel (in a controlled, safe way), it repairs itself by flaking away the dead skin to reveal new, fresh skin.
It's extremely important that the person administering the treatment is well-versed and experienced. If the peel isn't left on long enough, there will be no effect on the skin; if it's left on too long, it can cause damage to the living cells.
Institut' DERMed offers a wide variety of chemical peels. Call our spa to schedule a consultation and figure out which peel is right for your skin type!