Sahar Ghannam

Sahar Ghannam

International Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Canada

Title: Chemical peels in darker skin types


Sahar Ghannam was graduated in 1983 from Alexandria University Egypt with a Master Degree of Dermatology, Venereology & Andrology in 1986. She received a PhD in 1994 with a thesis on chronological aging, photo aging and ionizing radiation effects on the skin in 1995 a board examination was passed to successfully achieve Doctorate Degree of Dermatology Venereology & Andrology. During that time she upscaled in the University positions from a teacher assistant until Associate Professor in Alexandria University. Since that time, she has been interested in aging and anti-aging procedures. She is a Board Member of the International Society of Dermatologic surgery ISDS and the executive director of the International Peeling Society IPS. She is the co- author of the Chemical Peel chapter in the 3rd edition of “Surgery of the Skin” published by Elsevier. He has published over 20 scientific papers. She is the Editorial Advisory Board of the Indian Journal of Dermatology and the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. She travels a lot lecturing and teaching but also learning.


Although chemical peels with various depths had been performed since long ago, it was in the last two decades that refinement of these peels was mandatory. Refinements were the result of our full knowledge of the skin types and the disease process, and it was essential to guard against side effects. Peels are now customized to suit skin type with the correction desired. Different peels will be discussed with emphasis to the darker skin types.