Chemical peels are a tried-and-true treatment for addressing fine lines, rough texture, dull-looking skin, break-outs and uneven pigment. Peels contain different agents, including alphahydroxy, betahydroxy, salicylic, glycolic, lactic, malic, retinoic and/or trichloracetic acids. These solutions vary in strength and composition, designed to treat specific skin conditions. Stronger peels are associated with amplified results but typically involve more downtime for complete healing. Chemical peels are often performed as a 4-6-treatment sequence in order to achieve optimal results. Typically, subsequent treatments are recommended for maintenance.