By Rebecca Small MD FAAFP

A sensible advisor to Chemical Peels Microdermabrasion and Topical Products

This 3rd quantity in the Cosmetic Procedures series info a extensive array of minimally invasive beauty pores and skin techniques. despite your adventure point with aesthetic medication, this reference gives you invaluable evidence and procedural information readers can practice on to day-by-day perform. content material good points step by step directions for chemical peels and different in-office exfoliation remedies and day-by-day domestic skincare regimens to regard sun-damaged and upfront elderly dermis, zits, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation.

Detailed coverage  encompasses the fundamentals of aesthetic medication, together with proper anatomy, goal areas, and parts to be shunned to aid enhance results and reduce problem dangers. each one bankruptcy makes a speciality of a skincare method or topical product routine. Full-color layout and illustrations increase knowing of every approach and relief in retention of crucial details. step by step directions consultant readers via each one strategy to quickly collect procedural ability. handy better half site contains video clips that offer a surgeon’s-eye-view of the procedures.

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Gels and creams offer more control due to their thicker consistency as they are less likely to drip or pool. Enzymes can require extended treatment times, particularly with powders that require reconstitution with water. Chemical Peel Selection All of the superficial peels discussed in this book may be used for rejuvenation of photodamaged skin. indd 46 01/10/12 6:54 PM Chapter 1 Chemical Peel Introduction and Foundation Concepts 47 FIGURE 8 ● Enzymes product formulations: powder, cream, and gommage.

It occurs naturally in rosehip seed oil, and is usually produced synthetically for topical use. Retinol, which is also synthetically produced, is converted to retinoic acid in the skin after application. All retinoids increase exfoliation by reducing corneocyte cohesion and stimulating epidermal cellular turnover. They also inhibit melanogenesis, increase collagen production, and reduce keratinization within hair follicles, making them beneficial for many skin conditions. Retinoid peels can be used alone, but more often are used as ‘booster’ peels which are layered over other superficial peels, such as SA and GA, to intensify peel treatments and enhance desquamation.

Extraction is not recommended because of the depth of the lesion. They may result in scarring or cellulitis, especially if extraction or picking is attempted. Acne Classification Acne classification is based on the presence of inflammatory lesions. Acne simplex has minimal to no inflammatory lesions, and acne vulgaris has inflammatory lesions. FIGURE 28 ● Acne vulgaris with rare inflamed papules and pustules and chin cyst. indd 28 01/10/12 6:57 PM Section 2 Introduction and Foundation Concepts 29 Acne can be further classified by grade based on the predominant lesion type, as described below.

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