Chemical Peel Specialist

Kaiulani Morimoto, MD

Plastic Surgeons located in Spokane Valley, WA

Chemical Peel Q & A

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture and tone of the skin. You will see improvement in acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven tone and age spots. Chemical peels are intended to remove the outermost layers of the skin. To accomplish this task, the chosen peel solution induces a controlled injury to the skin. Resulting wound healing processes begin to regenerate new tissues. The dead skin eventually peels off and the regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. There are many options for different skin conditions ranging from very mild chemical peels that result in very light or no flaking, to more aggressive options that target the deeper layers of the epidermis. The stronger peels may cause your skin to shed for several days. The results are smoother, radiant and more youthful looking skin.