Author: Khunger Niti
This book “Step by Step®CHEMICAL PEELS” majorly describes the various methods to perform chemical peels. In Chemical peeling, chemical agent of a defined strength is applied to the skin, which causes a controlled destruction of the layers of the skin that is followed by regeneration and remodeling, with improvement of texture and surface abnormalities. This book emphasizes on the growing interests in procedural techniques for skin rejuvenation and most of the procedures that are noninvasive or minimally invasive and requires little downtime. Few important steps highlighted in this book are counseling, adequate priming, choosing peel, applying the right peel to right skin type and patient for perfect results. Good postpeel care and detecting complications early is very essential. The choice of peeling agent should be individualized and a patient may require different peeling agents over a period of time for maximum benefit. The chemical peels are used for indications of pigmentary disorders, photoaging, acne, cosmetic disorders, icthyosis, dilated pores, keratosis pilaris and dilated pores. This book also describes the new advances in peel including combination, sequential and segmental peels, which are safer and lower-strength peeling agents, allow clinicians to tailor their practices to patients without added costs. Newer, safer and more effective peeling agents, such as mandelic acid, lactic acid, phytic acid, pyruvic acid, are used by cosmetic dermatologists. Commonly used peels are glycolic acid peels, trichloroacetic acid peels, salicylic acid peels, tretinoin peels, jessner’s peel, newer peels, phenol peels, nonfacial peels, combination and sequential peels and combination therapies. This book would definitely enrich the knowledge of young physicians to the array of chemical peels available today and guide the practicing dermatologists.
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