Chemical Peels

Adverse Events of Cosmetic Procedures in Skin of Color
COSMETIC PROCEDURES IN SKIN OF COLOR
by Cula N. Dautriche, MD, PhD on
Nowadays, a growing proportion of skin of color patients is undergoing cosmetic procedures. While we have reached the time where most of these procedures are effective in skin of color, they are not a one size fit all. Due to inherent differences in skin type, cosmetic procedures warrant a more conservative approach not only for clinically desirable but also for safe outcomes. At the Skin of Color …
Management Considerations for Skin of Color Patients with Acne
Acne in Skin of color patients
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO on
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Although it affects almost 50 million individuals annually, how it affects each person varies. Many epidemiologic studies have shown that acne is the most common presenting complaint in patients with Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI. However, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common sequela of acne in patients of skin of color and a p …
A Primer on Chemical Peels – Part I
Chemical Peels
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Chemical peeling is one of the oldest resurfacing procedures used in dermatology, and it is still the most popular.  Why the staying power?  For reasons such as, ease of use, versatility, and low cost have helped maintain chemical peels as a cornerstone of the aesthetic repertoire.  In this two-part primer, I’ll review the basics of chemical peels including agents used, techniques and potenti …