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Superficial chemical peels.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17177748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Superficial chemical peeling (SCP) involves the application of a peeling agent to the skin, resulting in destruction of part or all of the epidermis. SCP is mainly recommended for facial rejuvenation, photoaging and superficial rhytides, pigmentary dyschromias and acne. It can be used on all Fitzpatrick skin types, no sedation is needed, and the desquamation is usually well accepted. Overpeel and complications are very rare. The most commonly used SCP agents are glycolic acid 20-70%, trichloroacetic acid 10-35%, Jessner's solution, salicylic acid, pyruvic acid, resorcinol 30-50% preparations, and solid carbon dioxide. The careful selection of patients is critical for the outcome of a SCP and contraindications must be seriously considered. The peel procedure is generally common for all SCP agents but a good knowledge of the specific characters of each agent is of great importance in order to decide which to use for each individual patient.
N Zakopoulou; G Kontochristopoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cosmetic dermatology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1473-2165     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cosmet Dermatol     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-20     Completed Date:  2008-05-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101130964     Medline TA:  J Cosmet Dermatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
2nd Department of Dermatology, A. Sygros Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Chemexfoliation / adverse effects,  methods*

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