I prefer to treat all signs of aging, surgically and non surgically. As such, I do perform facial peels. My peel of choice right now is TCA 30%. I find that it gives great results with adequate downtime. It treats wrinkles, tightens skin, removes discolorations, and treats sun damage. Downtime is about a week. During the procedure, the skin is numbed with prescription strength cream, peel is applied, usually as one coat until white frothing is seen. Some areas with deeper wrinkles might require more then one coat. There is some burning which fades in a few minutes. Over the next week the skin is treated with a moisturizer until the top layer peels off, and new rejuvenated skin becomes visible.