How to Perform the Best Peeling for the Treatment of Rosacea

Salicylic acid peelings performed at 3- to 4-week intervals are a good choice for patients with rosacea. Salicylic acid peeling has antimicrobial activity, reduces erythrosis and prevents relapses. In erythrosis 15 to 25 to 30 salicylic acid peeling should be performed at 3-week intervals for a total of three to four peelings (Fig. 17.14a, b). Suggested topical treatment between peeling includes 0,75 metronidazole cream once a day or 1-2 salicylic acid cream once a day and sunblock creams In...

Peeling Technique

Chemical Peel Frosting

As with any other chemical peeling procedure, the art and science of TCA chemical peels is dependent on the proper peeling technique. TCA is a versatile peeling agent and depending on its concentration, can be used for superficial, medium, or deep chemical peels. However, the cleaning and peeling technique is essentially the same for each depth. In general for the superficial peels patients do not require any sedation however, for medium-depth peels, a mild sedative such as diazepam 5-10 mg...

Indications

The use of TCA as a peeling agent has a wide variety of applications depending on the concentration used Fig. 7.2 . The most important principal in determining response to a peeling agent is accurately assessing the depth of the condition for which treatment is intended. This principal applies to the depth of skin growths, pigmentation and degree of wrinkling. Superficial conditions such as epidermal melasma and actinic keratoses are readily treated with chem- Epidermal growths including...

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid AHA , has become the most widely used organic car-boxylic acid for skin peeling. Glycolic acid formulations include buffered, partially neutralized, and esterified products. Concentrations for peeling range from 20 to 70 . Several published studies have assessed the efficacy of gly-colic acid peels in darker-skinned racial-ethnic groups. A series of ten Asian women with me-lasma and fine wrinkles were treated with 2 hydroquinone and 10 glycolic acid applied...

Tretinoin Peeling

Glycolic Acid Peel And Hyperpigmentation

Tretinoin 1 has also been used as a chemical peeling agent 22,23 . The efficacy of tretinoin peels was compared with glycolic acid peels in the treatment of melasma in dark skinned patients 23 . In a split face study of ten Indian women, 1 tretinoin was applied to one half of the face, while 70 glycolic acid was applied to the opposite side. Peels were performed weekly. Significant improvement occurred on both sides as assessed by photographs and a Modi- Fig. 13.3. a Forehead post-inflammatory...

References

Cotellessa C, Manunta T, Ghersetich I, Brazzini B, Lotti T, Peris K 2005 The use of pyruvic acid in the treatment of acne. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol in press Ghersetich I, Brazzini B, Peris K, Cotellessa C, Manunta T, Lotti T 2005 Pyruvic acid peels for the treatment of photoaging. Derm Surg in press Ghersetich I, Brazzini B, Lotti T 2003 Chemical peeling. In Lotti TM, Katsambas AD eds European handbook of dermatological treatments, 2nd ed. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 4. Griffin...

Contents

Types of Chemical Peels Advantages Disadvantages -an Illustrated Algorithm 1 Types of Chemical Peels 3 Antonella Tosti, Maria Pia De Padova, Matilde Iorizzo 1.1 Advantages Disadvantages 4 1.1.1 Glycolic Acid 4 1.1.1.1 Advantages 4 1.1.1.2 Disadvantages 4 1.1.2 Jessner's Solution 4 1.1.2.1 Advantages 4 1.1.2.2 Disadvantages 4 1.1.3 Pyruvic Acid 5 1.1.3.1 Advantages 5 1.1.3.2 Disadvantages 5 1.1.4 Resorcinol 5 1.1.4.1 Advantages 5 1.1.4.2 Disadvantages 5 1.1.5 Salicylic Acid 5 1.1.5.1 Advantages...