Facial peels use a combination of natural ingredients to literally peel the outer layers of damaged skin away and replace them with new, younger-looking, and healthier skin. The amount of peeling and side effects depend on the strength of the peel. Mild and medium chemical facial peels are quick procedures and typically result in redness for only a few days. With milder facial chemical peels, results may be noticeable after only one treatment. Redness and swelling are minor, so you will typically have minor or very little downtime.