A chemical peel involves the application of an acid solution to the skin surface to improve texture, blemishes and discoloration. There are several kinds of acid that can be used to help the skin. Superficial peels can be done at “lunchtime” and have no downtime. Medium depth peels, are more involved and often take 5-10 days to heal. The deeper the peel, the more downtime to heal but the more profound the result.