Last year my girlfriend had a chemical peel at your Virginia Beach office, and the results looked amazing. Now I’m considering getting one for myself to fix some of my skin issues. Does this procedure help with both sun damage and acne scars?

Chemical peel is a general term used to describe a procedure where a medical professional applies a thin layer of (usually an acid) to the face/neck/chest. Chemical peels come in variety of different types and concentrations but can be divided into categories of superficial, medium, or deep peel. Most estheticians and nurses apply superficial type while medical doctor applies medium to deep peels. I believe chemical peels are a great choice for improving sun damaged spots but they do not work well for acne scars. They just do not go down deep enough into the skin layer to make an appreciable difference. Dermabrasion or laser will work better for acne scars.