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Periorbital Chemical Peels

  • Julie A. EdweenEmail author

Abstract

Chemical peels are a time-tested procedure used to improve photoaging and rhytids. They are classified according to the depth of skin wounding produced: superficial, medium, and deep. Careful skin analysis patient selection will help tailor the treatment depth of the peel to the desired results. The combination Jessner’s solution and trichloroacetic acid peel is a safe, effective peel in the periorbital area. Proper pretreatment of the skin and posttreatment care are paramount to avoid complications. A thorough understanding of the chemical agents and their effects on the skin is necessary for successful outcomes.

Keywords

Skin Type Lower Eyelid Papillary Dermis Fitzpatrick Skin Type Chemical Peel 
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Abbreviations

AHA

Alpha hydroxy acids

BHA

Beta hydroxy acids

BTX-A

Botulinum toxin A

TCA

Trichloroacetic acid

Supplementary material

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Facial Plastic & Cosmetic SurgeryBeverly HillsUSA

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