Glycolic acid peels are simply a chemical peel that features glycolic acid as the main component. Glycolic peel treatment is currently a popular treatment for wrinkles and acne. Part of the alpha hydroxyl family of natural ingredients, glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and is a fruit acid. When applied to the skin, it helps to remove the glue that holds the older, rougher and dryer skin on the surface. When it removes that top layer of skin, the fresh, new layer is visible. It's this layer that's without damage and which looks fresher. When the person decides to have a glycolic acid peel, they will visit a plastic surgeon, aesthetician or a dermatologist. A light layer of the peel is applied to your face and left for a period of time that will depend on the particular peel you are having, the reasons for having it and the person who is performing the peel. Therefore skin peeling is performed on the face, neck and hands and this is used to reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth. A face peel is also very good in treating wrinkles that are caused by sun damage, ageing and also hereditary factors. They also improve the appearance of mild scaring and certain types of acne. They also reduce age spots, freckles and dark patches due to pregnancy or taking contraceptive pills. And finally it also helps in improving the look and the feel of the skin that is dull in texture and colour.