What is a chemical peel? January 24, 2023 Chemical peels are a safe and effective way to refresh and rejuvenate the skin on your face. A chemical-based solution is gently applied to the face which causes the old skin to blister and slough off. The skin underneath is brand new, fresh, and vibrant. While man patients receive chemical peels to get rid of their dull appearance, they are also great for wrinkle removal and acne scar reduction. After the chemical peel treatment, be sure to limit sun exposure as your skin will be sensitive to sunlight.