At the Plastic Surgery Center of Stockton, we offer a variety of chemical peel treatment options. A chemical peel is a facial rejuvenation treatment that removes the top layer of skin to reveal another fresh layer and promote new skin tissue growth. It achieves this through application of a chemical solution which works to peel away and destroy damaged or dead cells. It is a safe and effective way to attain a clear, softer appearance. There are a number of skin problems a chemical peel can resolve, such as smoothening fine wrinkles, helping with acne scars, uneven pigmentation, rough textures, and sun damage. There are different degrees of peels depending on the patient’s cosmetic goals and their skin condition prior to treatment.
Chemical peels can be categorized into three types: superficial, medium, and deep peels.
Recovery from a chemical peel depends on the type of peel, the planned depth of the peel, the specific method of application, how long it is left on the skin, the method and effectiveness of neutralization, the post-peel home instruction regimen, and how faithfully the patient follows those instructions. In general, the patient satisfaction with chemical peels is excellent and a key indicator of that is the high rate in which patients come back for additional peeling procedures over time.