Chemical peel is a cosmetic surgery treatment in which a solution that causes a mild chemical burn is applied to your skin. The chemical burn removes the top layers of skin so new skin can grow in its place. At Mayo Clinic, chemical peels are used to treat fine wrinkles and minor skin discoloration and scars.
Why choose Mayo Clinic
- Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists perform hundreds of chemical peel treatments.
- Expertise. Improperly done, a chemical peel can result in complications, including infection and permanent scars. At Mayo Clinic, a chemical peel is done only by board-certified doctors or physician assistants trained in cosmetic procedures.
- Time for you. Your Mayo Clinic specialist will take time to discuss options and answer your questions about chemical peels.
- Efficient care. At Mayo Clinic, your appointments are coordinated, so you usually can complete your treatment in a few days.