By topically applying a carefully chosen acid to the skin, a chemical peel creates a controlled shedding of the upper layers of the skin. It helps to loosen up the dead skin cells that bond with the oils secreted by over-active oil glands, therefore not allowing the skin to block up. This reduces the environment for the growth of acne bacteria. It also forces your body to replace these layers with new, healthier skin cells. Chemical peel treatment can be performed on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and back.