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Superficial chemical peeling with salicylic Acid in facial dermatoses.
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PMID:  17462172     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of salicylic acid chemical peeling in common dermatological conditions affecting face in people with predominant Fitzpatrick skin type IV and V. Design: An interventional, quasi-experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Military Hospital, Rawalpindi and PAF Hospital, Sargodha, from July 2002 to June 2003. Patients and Methods: A total of 167 patients of either gender, aged between 13 to 60 years, having some facial dermatoses (melasma, acne vulgaris, postinflammatory hyperpigmentations, freckles, fine lines and wrinkles, post-inflammatory scars, actinic keratoses, and plane facial warts) were included. A series of eight weekly hospital based peeling sessions was conducted in all patients under standardized conditions with 30% salicylic acid. Clinical improvement in different disorders was evaluated by change in MASI score, decrease in the size of affected area and % reduction in lesions count. McNemar test was applied for data analysis. Results: Majority of the patients showed moderate to excellent response. There was 35% to 63% improvement (p<0.05) in all dermatoses. Significant side effects, as feared in Asian skins were not observed. Conclusion: Chemical peeling with salicylic acid is an effective and safe treatment modality in many superficial facial dermatoses.
Authors:
Arfan Ul Bari; Zafar Iqbal; Simeen Ber Rahman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1022-386X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606447     Medline TA:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Combined Military Hospital, Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammun Kashmir.
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