Glycolic Acid Peels

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 14, 2002 - Medical - 160 pages
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Exploring the use of fruit acids in the restoration and maintenance of the epidermal layer, this reference details the latest cosmetic, therapeutic, and dermatologic applications of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) to reverse the signs of aging, prevent acne, remove dryness and scaling, and correct disorders of the skin.

Glycolic Acid Peels offers
  • techniques to predict the therapeutic potential of topical formulations containing glycolic acid
  • pre-peel regimens for patients displaying signs of melasma, allergies, photoaging, and severe acne
  • tables to compare current alpha hydroxy acid products
    and discusses
  • the use of glycolic acid to reduce the occurrence of acne and hyperpigmentation
  • the slow-release amphoteric system for elimination of skin irritations from alpha hydroxy acids
  • methods to improve the appearance of photodamaged Asian skin
  • the formulation of AHA skin care products for a global market
    Providing modern approaches to reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines, roughness, and wrinkles, Glycolic Acid Peels is a timely and invaluable source for dermatologists; cosmetic chemists; glyco- and chemical biologists; plastic, reconstructive, cosmetic, maxillofacial, and general surgeons; and medical school students in these disciplines.
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    About the author (2002)

    Moy is with St. John's University.

    Debra B. Luftman, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist, has a busy private practice in Beverly Hills. In addition Debra lectures on topics including laser surgery, liposuction, skin aging, and sun protection. She has appeared as an expert on "Good Morning America" and "Extra" and has been quoted in the "New York Times", "Los Angeles Times", "USA TODAY", "Vogue", "Allure", "InStyle", and "O". She has developed her own skin care product line called Therapeutix.

    Eva C. Ritvo, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist, is vice chair and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, where she also has a unique joint appointment in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. She serves as the chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. A published author, Eva has appeared as an expert on "Today" and "Extra;" has been quoted in the "Wall Street Journal", "New York Times", "New York Times Magazine", "Self", "O", and "Psychology Today"; and is a frequent contributor to the "Miami Herald", "Miami Sun-Sentinel", and local news programs.

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