Facial plast Surg 2019; 35(03): 239-247
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1688944
Original Article
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Chemical Peels: Deep, Medium, and Light

Sidney J. Starkman
1  Mangat, Holzapfel & Lied Plastic Surgery, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Devinder S. Mangat
1  Mangat, Holzapfel & Lied Plastic Surgery, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Publication History

Publication Date:
12 June 2019 (online)

Abstract

Chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and dermabrasion all offer unique options for skin resurfacing for rhytids and dyschromias. Laser resurfacing has developed over the previous decades, but it is the chemical peel against which all modern forms of skin resurfacing are measured. Phenol–croton oil peels have been modernized and depend on croton oil concentration to minimize risks. Complications associated with skin resurfacing are uncommon with proper technique and postoperative management.