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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 148--150

The therapeutic value of glycolic acid peels in dermatology


Dept. of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College & Hospitals, New Delhi - 110 002, India

Correspondence Address:
C Grover
Dept. of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College & Hospitals, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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Chemical peeling or chemexfoliation has become increasingly popular in recent years for treatment of a number of cosmetic skin problems. Topical glycolic acid in the concentration of 10-30% for 3-5 minutes at fortnightly intervals was investigated as a therapeutic peeling agent in 41 patients having acne (39%), melasma (36.5%), post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (12%) and superficial scarring of varied etiology (12%). A final evaluation done at 16 weeks revealed that this modality is useful especially in superficial scarring and melasma, moderately successful in acne patients with no response in dermal pigmentation. No significant untoward effects were seen.






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