Color Atlas of Chemical Peels by Antonella Tosti, Pearl E. Grimes, Maria Pia De Padova

By Antonella Tosti, Pearl E. Grimes, Maria Pia De Padova

Chemical peeling is a well known approach used to revive a younger visual appeal and enhance dermatologic defects. This booklet is the 1st atlas on chemical peels and has been considerably revised and up to date because the first version in an effort to mirror the state-of-the-art within the box. some of the varieties of chemical peel and peeling recommendations are mentioned in a step by step demeanour as a result of aiding illustrations. Pathogenesis and remedies are then thought of, with every one writer reporting on his or her own event and hottest process for various ailments and stipulations. a brand new part addresses the right way to take care of side-effects and problems of the several approaches. This atlas will function a terrific reference device for dermatologists who care for cosmetology. particularly, via delivering transparent info at the diversified peeling tactics and their symptoms, it's going to turn out valuable for dermatologists and different medical professionals who desire to begin appearing chemical peels.

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Other chemicals such as hydroquinone and resorcinol, widely used in cosmetic dermatology, share similar chemical structure with phenol (Fig. 1). Croton oil is an extract of the seed of the plant Croton tiglium and has been commercially prepared as Croton resin since 1932. Its activity on the skin is related to free hydroxyl groups which cause skin vesiculation even in low doses. Other chemicals in use in deep chemical peel formulas include septisol, water, vegetable oils (glycerin, olive, sesame).

Short post-operative period. Can be used in Fitzpatrick skin type III and IV. Results • Improves skin texture, skin color, fine wrinkles, and reduces hyperpigmented lesions. • Reduces active acne and rosacea lesions and seborrhea. Accelerates efficacy of topical and systemic acne therapy. • Reduces pigmentation in patients with melasma. 4 Pyruvic Acid Patient’s Informed Consent I hereby request and authorize Dr. , to have the procedure known as a Pyruvic acid peel. I understand that the peel is not a “cure all” for my skin problems, and I have had the opportunity to ask questions about the risks and benefits of a peel and all my questions have been answered to my satisfaction.

In this technique chemical reconstruction of skin scars (CROSS technique) showed significant improvement. Specifically high-concentration TCA is focally applied to depressed or ice-pick scars and pressed hard with the wooden end of a cotton tip applicator. This induces a localized scar to occur, which over time effaces the depressed scar. Typically this requires five or six courses of treatment spread out over intervals of weeks to months. 6 Facial Versus Non-facial Skin Another critical consideration when performing a peel is realizing the difference of peeling facial versus nonfacial skin.

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