Peel Away Summer Sun Damage

Dr. Anne answers these common questions about peels in the video interview:
1. What is a peel and how does it work?
2. How does one know which peel they need? Chemical? Microdermabrasion? Laser?
3. Which treatment/s can you do and go back to work?
4. If someone wants to get rid of brown spots or age spots, which treatment works best?
5. Which treatment gives the longest term results?
6. What are the ballpark costs of the various treatments?

Three main types of peels
1. Chemical Peel
2. Microdermabrasion
3. Micro Laser Peel

Chemical peels are a form of exfoliation that treat a number of conditions:
• dull, aging skin
• fine lines and wrinkles
• hyperpigmentation.

There is a wide range of chemical peels and they peel to different depths.

The depth of a chemical peel is determined by three factors:
1. how acidic it is (pH)
2. the percentage or strength of the peel (20% vs 70% glycolic)
3. how long it stays on the skin

Microdermabrasion removes the outer layer (10-15 microns) of the skin. SilkPeel™’s diamond treatment head exfoliates the skin while delivering a topical dermaceutical at a controlled intensity.

Micro Laser Peel is a minimal to full epidermal peel (20 to 60 microns) that effectively removes
• wrinkles
• surface scars
• pigmentation problems
• overall sun damage