Chemical Peel Questions and Answers Archive

Dec
2001

Q&A: What procedures can be done for dark circles under the eyes?

Question:

what procedures can be done for dark circles under the eyes?

- jennifer

Answer:

 David M. Metzner, MD - LocateADoc.com

Dark circles can be improved by chemical peel and by some eyelid surgery procedures if done in a special way, or a combination of both. David M. Metzner, MD

-- David M. Metzner, MD
Metairie, Louisiana



Jun
2001

Q&A: How can I get my African-American skin color lightened?

Question:

I am an african-american female in my 30s. I have noticed that there are many african-americans in show business who have much lighter skin tone than they did a few years ago. (Michael Jackson being the most noteable.) How is this skin lightening achieved with such dramatic results? Thank you for your time. It is greatly appreciated.

- Jae

Answer:

Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Jae, It is usually achieved through the continued use of bleaching agents containing 4% or more hydroquinone. Usually for the facial areas, repeated chemical peels are used at a deep level which result in reduction of pigment.

--Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii



Jun
2001

Q&A: What can I do to lighten my skin color by reducing melanin in my body?

Question:

I'm 25 femle.I want to be fair[in skin].I want to reduce malenin in my body,by any chemical process,to get more fairer.I've tried out heomopathic medicines and succeeded to a little extent.Is this possible.how much will this cost?

- kiran

Answer:

Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Kiran, This process is not suggested but the amount of melanin can be reduced by repeated deep chemical peels. For smaller area, bleaching creams using 4% hydroquinone and strong sunscreens can reduce the darkness of the skin.

--Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii