In a medium depth chemical peel a solution is used to treat the skin up to the upper reticular dermis.
Mostly TCA (trichloracetic acid) is used for this peel. After the peel there is prominent redness and swelling for 3-4 days with peeling of the skin from day 4 to 7.
During this time there is a need to stay at home for recovery.
The peel can improve surface irregularities, pigment spots (solar lentigines), wrinkles and premalignant lesions (solar keratosis). It gives the skin a brighter and healthier appearance.