Chemical peel. Definition

Medical Definition: chemical peel

Chemosurgery, quimioexfoliación. Dermoabrasivas application of chemicals on the skin for a controlled peeling of the more superficial layers of the epidermis and / or dermis, to treat ritidosis, skin pigmentation, scars postacné and keratosis. The main indication focuses on cosmetic surgery, but it also applies to various posttraumatic sequelae and poscicatriciales. It is a very old technique in the last thirty years has become very popular. The substances most commonly used are phenol, trichloroacetic acid and various alpha-hydroxy acids, glycolic acid mainly. Postoperative complications may be avoided by proper selection of patients, using standard techniques, adapting the technique to skin types and performing a proper postoperative care.

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