The One Treatment Dermatologists Agree Will Completely Transform Your Skin

Hallie Gould


It's true the term "chemical peel" doesn't exactly sound enticing. But that's only true until you get one. Despite that jarring scene in Sex and the City (it still creeps up in my dreams from time to time), I've been applying at-home and in-office peels for years. Why? There's no other noninvasive treatment that shows such dramatic and visible results both immediately and over time.

Generally, peels are made from a variety of fruity acids in varying strengths—some even include retinol. Because it can all get a bit confusing, we tapped a few of our favorite derms to break it all down. Keep reading to the answers to all your questions.

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