Skin Treatments

There are several office-based procedures that can improve your skin. Some of the most common procedures include:

Laser skin resurfacing: Laser skin resurfacing uses laser energy to vaporize the top layer of skin, which triggers the body to produce new, healthy skin cells. This procedure can help to reduce wrinkles, age spots, and scars. Dr. Pepper typically uses either a Pixel™ Erbium laser or a CO2 laser.

Intense pulsed light: Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a cosmetic procedure that uses light energy to improve the appearance of the skin. It is often used to reduce wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage. IPL works by using a handheld device to emit pulses of light into the skin. This results in a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage. IPL therapy is a relatively safe procedure, but it can cause some side effects, such as redness, swelling, and bruising. These side effects usually go away within a few days.

Chemical peels: Chemical peels use acids or enzymes to exfoliate the skin. This can help to improve skin tone, reduce the appearance of pores, and make the skin smoother. Light peels can be done in the office under local anesthesia. Deeper peels are usually done in the operating room under general anesthesia, usually along with other procedures.

Other treatments, offered by our nurses or aestheticians:

  • Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is a gentle procedure that exfoliates the skin. This can help to remove dead skin cells, improve skin tone, and reduce the appearance of pores.
  • Exfoliating facials: Exfoliating facials use acids or scrubs to remove dead skin cells
    from the surface of the skin. This can help to improve skin tone, reduce the appearance of pores, and make the skin smoother.

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Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery


Dr. Pepper is a double-board certified surgeon who specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, in particular surgery for the treatment of facial paralysis. He is the Director of the Stanford Facial Nerve Center since 2017. He has broad expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, including facial reanimation surgery, facelift surgery, rhinoplasty, and the reconstruction of the face after skin cancer resection. Dr. Pepper performed his undergraduate studies at Brown University, majoring in Neuroscience. He completed a one-year research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in preparation for a career in academic medicine. He was awarded his M.D. at the University of California, Irvine, graduating with highest honors and Alpha Omega Alpha designation in 2007. He went to the University of Michigan for residency training in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery in 2012. He then completed fellowship training in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in 2013, also at the University of Michigan. Dr. Pepper was honored to receive the highest board score in the nation on the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery examination in 2013. For this accomplishment, he was given the Jack R. Anderson Award for Scholastic Achievement. He also directs the scientific work of the Stanford Facial Nerve Center and his NIH-funded research explores regenerative strategies to improve nerve regeneration after injury.