Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology

ISSN - 2161-1173

Chemical peels - Old wine in a new bottle

International Conference on Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery

August 08-10, 2016 Toronto, Canada

Dhruv Gupta

Life-care Hospital, UAE

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Anaplastology

Abstract :

A chemical peel is a body treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin, often facial skin, using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old. Chemical peels are broadly defined by the depth of damage in the skin that they produce. They are categorized as superficial, medium, and deep. Superficial peels do not damage skin below the epidermis, the most superficial skin layer. Medium peels may reach to the superficial layer of the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin. Deep peels generally reach the deeper layers of the dermis. The depth of damage depends on the nature and concentration of the chemicals in the peeling solution and the length of time they are permitted to interact with the skin. Popular chemicals in peeling solutions include alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, trichloroacetic acid, and phenol. We are going to discuss various chemical peels old and new, their potential effects and adverse effects. We are also going to discuss various combination treatments using peels. Our focus in this lecture would be on how to prevent the complications and what precautions to be taken.

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