Chemical peels are very common in dermatological practice. Here in this article, I just tried to cover the common and frequently asked questions such as the uses, limitations and post-peel care.
Chemical peeling is an application of a chemical agent to the skin to cause a controlled chemical burn. It should be deep enough to cause exfoliation of skin layers and superficial enough to allow regeneration with subsequent resurfacing and remodeling of collagen and elastic fibers.
Uses of Chemical Peeling:
Limitations of a Chemical Peel:
Pitted scars will not respond to peeling nor will deep scars with severe atrophy.
Chemical Agents Commonly Used for Peeling:
For chemical peeling the most commonly used chemicals are
After Care for Superficial Peel:
An educated, well informed and fair skinned patient with melasma or any other indication of epidermal origin is an ideal case for peeling. Patients having active herpes, unrealistic expectation, open cuts, a tendency for keloid formation, and patient's undertaking Isotretinoin therapy are not suitable for chemical peeling.
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07 Dec 2018 - 1 min read
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