I live in Arizona where the sun shines every day. Unfortunately that means I need to load up on the sun screen since I have a family history of skin cancer. I recently read that a chemical peel may be effective in removing pre-cancerous cells. Is this true?

A laser resurfacing may be a better option in addressing pre-cancerous growths, such as actinic keratosis. As well, it is important that you wear proper sunblock to minimize future sun-damage. We currently carry a Colorescience product and EltaMD products that contain the proper ingredients and in the proper percentage strength to protect against UV-A (types 1 and 2) and UV-B radiation.

Posted by Rami K. Batniji, M.D., F.A.C.S.