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Derms and Conditions Podcast Episode 11:

The Real Peel Deal

Release Date: September 23, 2021

In Episode 11 of Derms and Conditions, our host James Q. Del Rosso, DO speaks with Seemal R. Desai, MD regarding important points with chemical peels and other procedures performed on patients with skin of color. 

Dr. Desai discusses tips and methods for using chemical peels on patients with skin of color including advantages of certain chemical compounds, the use of chemical peels with topical acne medications and how to counsel patients about expectations and downtime. 

He further discusses best practices for performing a chemical peel in different Fitzpatrick skin types and which conditions respond best. The episode concludes with Dr. Desai discussing a few new updates on the treatment of Vitiligo.

Financial Disclosures

James Del Rosso, DO

Abbvie, Aclaris, Almirall, Amgen, Arcutis, Bausch Health (Ortho Dermatology), BioFrontera, BioPharmX, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Cassiopea, Dermata, Dermavant, Encore, EPI Health, Evommune, Ferndale, Galderma, Incyte, JEM Health, Leo Pharma, La Roche Posay, Lilly (Dermira), MC2, Novan, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi-Genzyme, SolGel, Sonoma (IntraDerm), Sun Pharma, Trevi, UCB, Verrica, Vyne (Foamix; Menlo)

Aclaris, Almirall, Amgen, Arcutis, Bausch Health (Ortho Dermatology), EPI Health, Ferndale, Galderma, Genentech, JEM Health, Leo Pharma, La Roche Posay, Lilly (Dermira), Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi-Genzyme, Sun Pharma, UCB, Verrica, Vyne (Foamix; Menlo)

Aclaris, Almirall, Amgen, Anaptys Bio, Arcutis, Athenex, Bausch Health (Ortho Dermatology), BioPharmX, Biorasi, Botanix, Brickell, Cara Therapeutics, Cassiopea, Dermavant, EPI Health, Ferndale, Galderma, Incyte, Leo Pharma, Lilly (Dermira), Novan, Pfizer, Ralexar, Regeneron, SolGel, Sun Pharma, UCB, Verrica, Vyne (Foamix; Menlo).

Seemal R. Desai, MD


Advisory Board:

Foundation for Research & Education of Dermatology
Dermavant Sciences

Incyte Corporation
Dermavant Sciences
AOBiome, LLC

Galderma Laboratories, LP
Ferndale Laboratories, Inc.
Gore Range Capital
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc
Ortho Dermatologics
EPI Health
Eli Lilly and Company
Leo Pharma Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Incyte Corporation
L'Oreal USA Inc.
Beiersdorf, Inc.
Johnson and Johnson

Galderma Laboratories, LP
Pfizer Inc.

Gore Range Capital

Board of Directors:
Womens Derm Society

National Psoriasis Foundation



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