A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old . The new is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun.
Scars may become a problem for a patient when they cause:
After a peel is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen every day. It should say "broad-spectrum" on the label, meaning it protects against the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Also, it should be a physical sunscreen and be above SPF 50. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat.