By Antonella Tosti, Pearl E. Grimes, Maria Pia De Padova

First atlas to hide newest advances in chemical peel techniques
Fully illustrated to help step by step procedures
Ideal reference software for dermatologists concentrating on cosmetology

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G. Unna in 1882. Over the past 40 years a number of innovations and applications of the TCA peel have been discovered. These discoveries include a more precise understanding of the exact depth of penetration of these agents and the ensuing histologic changes that occur. Other important advancements have been the use of TCA with a variety of other agents to achieve a deeper peel; these include the use of solid C02, Jessner’s solution, glycolic acid and manual dermasanding. More recently there has been promising reports of using higher strength TCA for treatment of deeper acne scarring.

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Salicylic acid has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. When used in combination with benzoic acid in Whitfield’s ointment, it has fungicidal properties. G. Unna, a German dermatologist, was the first to describe the properties and use of salicylic acid. It has since been used for many decades as a keratolytic agent in concentrations of 3 to 6%. Salicylic acid is frequently utilized in topical acne preparations because of its comedolytic effects. In addition, it facilitates the penetration of other topical agents.

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