I have a family history of skin cancer and get myself screened often. How effective is a chemical peel in removing pre-cancerous cells from one’s skin?
A chemical peel can be helpful in removing pre cancerous skin lesions from your facial skin if they are relatively superficial. A deeper chemical peel would likely be necessary if your skin damage is more advanced. My choice of procedures to address pre cancerous skin lesions that may be abundant on your face and you do not recognize them is to use Photo Dynamic Therapy with Alpha Amino Levulonic Acid. I would be happy to discuss this procedure with you in more detail if you are interested.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld