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Chemical Peels: Special Considerations for Men

Dermatol Surg; ePub 2017 Sep 4; Reserva, et al

Chemical peels are a cost-effective and reliable treatment for a variety of aesthetic and medical skin conditions, according to a recent review, and given the increasing demand for noninvasive cosmetic procedures among men, dermatologists should have an understanding of chemical peel applications and techniques to address the concerns of male patients. Investigators conducted a review of medical literature and specialty texts in cosmetic dermatology, oculoplastic, and facial aesthetic surgery regarding sex-specific use of chemical peels in men. They found:

  • Conditions treated successfully with chemical peels in men include acne vulgaris, acne scarring, rosacea, keratosis pilaris, melasma, actinic keratosis, photodamage, resurfacing of surgical reconstruction scars, and periorbital rejuvenation.
  • Chemical peels are commonly combined with other nonsurgical cosmetic procedures to optimize results.
  • Male patients may require a greater number of treatments or higher concentration of peeling agent due to increased sebaceous quality of skin and hair follicle density.

Citation:

Reserva J, Champlain A, Soon SL, Tung R. Chemical peels: Indications and special considerations for the male patient. [Published online ahead of print September 4, 2017]. Dermatol Surg. doi:10.1097/DSS.0000000000001281.

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