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The doctors in the Stanford Health Care Dermatologic Surgery program not only have the expertise to help improve the health and appearance of your skin, they are leading the development of new technologies and techniques not yet available at other centers.
Years of experience using chemical skin peels safely and effectively.
Expertise using chemical peels to treat skin spots, uneven tone or texture, wrinkles, and acne rosacea.
Fast treatment with minimal pain and downtime.
Treatment available in a comfortable, private, easy to reach setting.
What is Chemical Skin Peel Treatment?
Techniques for Treatment with Chemical Skin Peels
During a peel, a chemical solution is safely applied to your skin, causing a controlled shedding of damaged cells. The shedding of cells exposes a new layer of skin, which is usually smoother, less wrinkled, and more evenly colored.
The exact chemical formula is precisely adjusted for each patient, achieving a light, medium, or deep peel.
Possible side effects depend on what type of peel you get:
Side effects of light chemical peel
Hyperpigmentation (caused by too much pigment, and avoidable with strong sunblock)
Redness (sometimes for a few months)
These side effects will likely go away after several treatments.
Side effects of medium chemical peel
Hyperpigmentation (caused by too much pigment and sometimes unavoidable, even with sunblock)
Side effects of deep chemical peel
Deep chemical peels can:
Lighten the treated skin (with no ability to produce more pigment)
Pose a special risk for people with heart disease (tell your doctor beforehand about any heart problems)