Chemical peels, also known as derma-peeling or chemexfoliation, is a treatment that helps to improve the condition and appearance of the skin. A solution is applied to the skin that helps to break away the surface so newer younger skin cells will form. The new skin is usually less wrinkled and smoother. Chemical peels can also improve the appearance of scarring, reduce freckles and age spots, and even treat certain kinds of acne. The treatment is entirely nonsurgical.