Chemical peels, also known as facial peels and glycolic peels, are key to any facial rejuvenation regimen. They're also painless and very easy to do. Dr. Schultz describes what chemical peels do and why they're effective. Chemical peels are very popular when you need to refresh and rejuvenate your skin. While there are three types of chemical peels, Dr. Schultz will cover the most popular and common one: superficial chemical peels. They make skin smoother by restoring sheen, luster, and color. They dissolve the dead cells on the surface of your face to restore a nice smooth surface. These peels are also very safe and painless, so there's no recovery time from them. To see great, visible results, he recommends getting a professional peel once per month.