A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. It can be used to treat the texture of the skin, fine lines and wrinkles, open pores, and improve scarring and pigmentation. Chemical peels are intended to remove the outermost layers of the skin. To accomplish this task, the chosen peel solution induces a controlled injury to the skin. At Dr Kate Aesthetics we have various chemical peels to suit your needs. In some cases there will be no peeling, instead, the skin will glow and be rejuvenated, these are called stimulator peels. In other cases the skin will feel red and tender for 1-2 days, these go slightly deeper into the skin for cell renewal and are called glycolic, mandelic or pumpkin peels infused with stem-cells. More invasive peels such as TCA, Jessners and Blue Peels will result in a more dramatic result of fresh, youthful skin. Peeling for 5-7 days is to be expected with these peels.