I would like a chemical peel but really know very little about them. I have fine wrinkles around my eyes and now my mouth. How much skin is removed with the peel? How long must I stay home afterward?

One of the more common chemical peels is TCA peel. It is a safe and effective method to improve fine lines around the eyes (depending on your skin type). The procedure takes 15 minutes. Your skin will turn brown before it peels off usually with in 4-7 days. I would not recommend chemical peels for vertical lines around your mouth. These are deeper and much more motion related. A better option would be dermabrasion or LASER.