A chemical peel is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. The skin that grows back is smoother, more healthy and radiant. Chemical peels are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots, uneven skin tone, acne/acne scars or other scarring, large pores. They can be done at different depths, from light to deep. Light to medium makes may require more than one procedure to achieve desired results. Deeper chemical peels offer more dramatic results but take longer to recover.