Chemical peeling is one of the procedures in the armamentarium of facial cutaneous resurfacing techniques. They are used to treat an array of cutaneous conditions including photoaging (changes in skin texture, fine rhytids, and pigmentation changes), acne vulgaris, actinic or solar keratosis, melasma, and scarring. They may be used alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures for aesthetic enhancement. Chemical peels are relatively safe and cost-effective when performed by a skilled practitioner and with the proper patient selection and education. In this chapter we will discuss patient selection and education, the agents used in chemical peeling, technique, as well as complication avoidance.. Nagaki, Nicholas & Ferneini, Elie. (2019).

Chemical peeling is one of the procedures in the armamentarium of facial cutaneous resurfacing techniques. They are used to treat an array of cutaneous conditions including photoaging (changes in skin texture, fine rhytids, and pigmentation changes), acne vulgaris, actinic or solar keratosis, melasma, and scarring. They may be used alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures for aesthetic enhancement. Chemical peels are relatively safe and cost-effective when performed by a skilled practitioner and with the proper patient selection and education. In this chapter we will discuss patient selection and education, the agents used in chemical peeling, technique, as well as complication avoidance.

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