Glycolic acid peeling in the treatment of acne

@article{Atzori1999GlycolicAP,
  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},
  year={1999},
  volume={12}
}
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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