Question: I’m in my late 30’s and am considering a chemical peel. I have severely dry skin and wanted to know if a chemical peel would then be a bad choice for me.

Answer: Having dry skin is not an absolute contraindication for chemical peels. What is more important is your skin type. For most fair skinned patients, chemical peel works very well for photo damaged (sun damaged) spots and fine lines even if your skin is dry.

Also, don’t forget what Benjamin Franklin said – “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Dr. Choe’s 5 Rules for Healthy, Beautiful Skin will help keep your skin looking great as you age. Products such as Dr. Choe’s Renuvare Skin Perfecting Serum make it easy to take care of your complexion.