Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a technique to remove the upper layers of the skin. As the skin heals, it has a more youthful look. Technically, the application of any chemical that causes skin to peel is a chemical peel. This would include over-the-counter alpha-hydroxy acids, glycolic peels and the like. However, these are considered "superficial" peels. A chemical peel is a deeper, more intense peel. The results are better, but more 'down time' is involved.

Depending on the depth of the peel, one can see improvement in skin wrinkles, more youthful texture, and more even coloration.

How long will the results last?

This is a difficult question to answer. The treated areas treated show improvement, but the amount varies patient-to-patient, and also depends on the depth of the peel. Once the result is obtained, the treated areas do continue to age. The areas treated will likely always look better than if they had not been treated at all.

The Procedure

The procedure can be done in the office or the procedure room, depending on the depth of the peel and the area to be treated. Patients may expect a variable period of (days to weeks) of skin peeling after the procedure. Care of the skin is very important during this period, and our nurses are expert at guiding patients through this process. Once the new skin has formed, the areas treated can be pink for weeks to months, depending on the depth of the peel.

Why should I choose Dr. Most?

As a double-board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Most is uniquely qualified in surgery of the face. Dr. Most has many years experience and has served as Chief of Facial Plastic Surgery at two of the top medical centers in the United States. He is Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. A leader in the field, he has received national awards for his work. He performs hundreds of facial plastic surgery procedures each year. His patient comments reflect his personal philosophy for excellence. Most recently, Dr. Most was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® for 2007-2016.

I am interested! What is the next step?

If you are interested in this procedure, Dr. Most will personally evaluate you to determine if it is right for you. Please contact our Care Coordinator, Amy Mladineo, at (650) 736-3223 to make a consultation appointment with Dr. Most. We look forward to seeing you!

About Dr. Most

Dr. Sam Most is a highly trained specialist in plastic surgery of the head and neck. His training has included:

  • facial cosmetic surgery
  • complex reconstruction after head & neck cancer resection, and
  • craniofacial trauma reconstruction

His specialization in plastic surgery of the head and neck allows him to concentrate on delivering the most up-to-date techniques to his patients.

Schedule a Consultation

(650) 736-FACE (3223)