2nd Edition

Textbook of Chemical Peels Superficial, Medium, and Deep Peels in Cosmetic Practice

By Philippe Deprez, Philippe Deprez Copyright 2016
    402 Pages 562 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Chemical peels have returned to the forefront of the practitioner's armamentarium and are popular because they offer nearly immediate results. The Textbook of Chemical Peels is the definitive guide to all types of chemical peel treatments. It covers the practical application and scientific background for a wide variety of chemical peels.

    The book reflects the new classification of peels as a medical, rather than cosmetic, treatment and helps providers by making chemical peel formulas easier, safer, and quicker to use. The book covers the appropriate selection of peels to treat the face, scalp, neck, hands, body, and forearms. It also discusses the use of peels to treat aging skin, stretch marks, scars, melasma, chloasma, acne, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, and scalp keratoses.

    The mechanism of action, indication, application, and results are discussed for a variety of chemical peels including alpha hydroxy acids, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, resorcine, and phenols. Also covered are any contraindications, precautions, and safety issues. This edition includes new material on adjunctive procedures such as microneedling and mesotherapy as well as new information on mosaic peels.

    Treatment prior to and following the peel are also discussed in detail, and a full chapter is devoted to discussing complications associated with chemical peels. The book incorporates color clinical photographs throughout as well as descriptive tables summarizing key information. Based on the author’s extensive experience in both research and practice, this updated reference is an invaluable guide to all providers involved with chemical peel treatments.

    Definition and Classification of Chemical Peels

    Prepeel Care

    Postpeel Care

    Factors Influencing the Skin’s Reactions to Chemical Peels

    Selection of the Right Peel

    Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Chemistry, pH and pKa, and Mechanism of Action

    Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Histology and Factors Influencing Penetration

    Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Indications and Results

    Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Application as Cosmetics and as Peels

    Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Side Effects of AHAs

    Alpha Hydroxy Acids: A New Slow-Release AHA Complex with No Neutralization Required

    Trichloroacetic Acid: General Information, Toxicity, Formulations, and Histology

    Trichloroacetic Acid: Indications and Contraindications

    Trichloroacetic Acid: Classic Semiology

    Easy TCA and Easy TCA Pain Control: Description and Basic Protocols

    Treating Melasma, Chloasma, and Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation

    Treating Acne

    Treating Multiple Keratoses on the Scalp

    Treating Aging Skin of the Hands and Forearms

    Treating the Neck and Décolletage

    Stretch Marks, Scars, and Pilar Keratosis: Anterior Chemabrasion

    Face and Hands: Actinic Keratoses and Lentigines

    Trichloroacetic Acid to the Papillary Dermis: Unideep

    Resorcinol: Unna’s Paste/Jessner’s Solution

    Phenol: Chemistry, Formulations, and Adjuvants

    Phenol: Properties and Histology

    Phenol: Skin Penetration and Detoxification

    Phenol Toxicity: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

    Phenol: Choice of Peel and Combination Treatments

    Phenol: Indications

    Phenol: Contraindications, Precautions, and Safety

    Phenol: Prepeel Preparation

    Full-Face Phenol: Nerve Block Anesthesia and/or Sedation

    Full-Face Phenol: Application

    Full-Face Phenol: Postpeel Care

    Phenol: Chemical Blepharoplasty and Cheiloplasty

    Complications of Chemical Peels

    Combination Peels


    Philippe Deprez, MD, Clinical Hera, Empuriabrava, Spain

    "Excellent practical advice and explanations about how chemical peels work on a cellular level are presented in this book… This is an excellent reference on understanding and performing chemical peels of all types." - Patricia Wong, MD (Private Practice), Doody Book Review Service