Chemical peels are one of the most ancient forms of skin rejuvenation techniques known to man. It is known that Cleopatra used similar techniques to keep her skin fair and radiant. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, chemical peels were touted as the Fountain of Youth, with very many secret formulas practiced by lay Practitioners till Drs Backer and Gordon demystified the process and put it on a very sound scientific footing. Chemical peels can be superficial, medium and deep depending on the peeling agent and the timing they are very useful to treat acne, pigmentation problems,skin lightning and to achieve overall improvement in the skin quality and texture.
The most common agents are AHA peels (glycolic acid) TCA and phenol
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