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Clin Dermatol. 2008 Mar-Apr;26(2):200-8. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2007.09.012.

Chemical peels.

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Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, 58100 Israel.


Chemical peels are important tools for skin rejuvenation. Their popularity is related to their versatility and relative simplicity. Chemical peels are classified as superficial, medium, and deep according to the depth of penetration of the peeling solution. The results of the procedure depend on the chemical used and its concentration, method of application, contact time, skin condition, preparation, etc. The depth of the peel determines the patient's inconvenience during and after the procedure, healing time, the rate of the potential side effects, and the results. In this article, we discuss the basic methods for skin peeling, the variety of chemicals used, the potential side effects, and how to avoid them.

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