Glycolic acid peeling in the treatment of acne

  title={Glycolic acid peeling in the treatment of acne},
  author={Laura Atzori and Mariarosa Brundu and Anna Maria Orr{\`u} and Pietro Biggio},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology},
BACKGROUND Glycolic acid chemical peels have been widely accepted as a useful modality in many cutaneous conditions characterized by abnormalities of keratinization. [] Key MethodMETHODS Between January 1995 and December 1996, 80 women, aged 13-40 years, were visited for acne and selected for the study at the Cagliari University Dermatology Department (Italy). The type and severity of acne in each patient was assessed following the Leeds technique.
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Glycolic acid peel is the most common alpha-hydroxy acid peel, also known as fruit peel, which has been found to be very safe with Fitzpatrick skin types I–IV and is a peel that is here to stay.


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