Nonfacial Chemical Peels

Reference work entry
Part of the Clinical Approaches and Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology book series (CAPCD, volume 2)


Facial peels are widely spread across dermatology practice for either cosmetic or disease purposes. Body peel techniques borrow the knowledge from facial treatments and apply it to body area respecting some differences.

The right agent and the correct technique are the pillars to promote an effective and safe body chemical exfoliation. In order to obtain the best therapeutic results, very superficial stratum corneum and superficial epidermis are the most suitable for body treatments. Body peels should be performed in serial sessions and in a gradual manner according to the indications.

These rules avoid persistent erythema, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, acromia, delayed wound healing, and even necrosis which would generate an unaesthetic dermal scarring.


Chemical agent Body peels Non-facial areas Supplement to other treatments Guidelines 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Policlínica Geral do Rio de Janeiro – (PGRJ)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Hospital Federal dos Servidores do Estado do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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