Peels & Microdermabrasion

Most people are familiar with the concept of exfoliation – removing dead skin cells to reveal the healthy cells beneath. This same concept can help you understand chemical peels and microdermabrasion. In Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Marina del Rey, smart patients have realized that these non-invasive procedures achieve optimal results when performed by a skilled skin care professional.

When it comes to microdermabrasion and chemical peels, “do it yourself” just won’t do. To learn more, request a consultation online or call us at  (310) 300-1779.

Chemical Peels
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This 27-year-old female had sun damage that was difficult to treat. We used a 20% TCA chemical peel to bring out her glowing complexion and eliminate a majority of her hyperpigmentation.
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This 40-year-old female patient wanted to look refreshed and rested. In separate stages, we performed a 20% TCA chemical peel to her full face followed by injections of Juvéderm Voluma and Restylane-L in her tear troughs.
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Why choose Dr. Stoker?

The Dr. Stoker Difference

For Your Peels & Microdermabrasion:
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has access to the latest facial rejuvenation options.
He is frequently featured in the media such as The New York Times, The Learning Channel, and the Dr. Phil show.
He understands the benefits and limitations of both surgical and non-surgical procedures, enabling him to develop a unique treatment plan for you.
David Stoker, MD

Chemical Peels

I’ve found that chemical peels are particularly useful for certain skin conditions, including acne, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation. They are available in a variety of “depths.” The depth of a peel can be adjusted based on the amount of correction needed. As a general rule, the deeper the peel, the more dramatic the results. However, deeper peels also mean longer recovery. While light peels only involve slight dryness or flaking, deep peels can be uncomfortable and may require more than a week of downtime.

Dr. David Stoker

Educated at some of the most elite institutions in the country, Dr. David Stoker uses his highly advanced knowledge to ensure that each patient achieves beautiful, harmonious results — whether it's through a simple non-surgical procedure or a more advanced surgical transformation. Learn more about his unique credentials and his approach to plastic surgery.

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Medical microdermabrasion combines mechanical exfoliation with a vacuum to remove dead skin cells. The procedure is surprisingly gentle, without discomfort. My Los Angeles microdermabrasion patients don’t mind coming back for the series of treatments required to achieve maximum results.


Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are a gentle way to achieve a fresh look without a lot of downtime in most cases. Another non-surgical treatment that can address many of the same skin conditions is an IPL PhotoFacial. It is gentler than laser skin resurfacing and treats sun-damaged skin on the face, neck, chest, and hands.

There are also other procedures that can deliver more dramatic results. For the most significant, longest lasting improvement, surgery (such as a face lift or eyelid surgery) may be the best choice. For wrinkle reduction that is still non-surgical, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® or injectable fillers might be a good fit.

A Reputation Built on Results

Nothing but excellent things to say, start to finish, on two occasions. What drew me to him as I was...
I interviewed several plastic surgeons before deciding to work with Dr. Stoker and his incredible team....
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Non-Surgical Enhancement

Our expertise extends beyond plastic surgery. We offer an extensive range of non-surgical treatments administered by our talented, experienced team of aesthetic providers under the guidance of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker.

If you have a treatment in mind, review our complete offering of non-surgical services. If you need a little help deciding, narrow down your options with our interactive treatment planner.

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