Salicylic acid peels for the treatment of acne vulgaris in Asian patients.

  title={Salicylic acid peels for the treatment of acne vulgaris in Asian patients.},
  author={Ho-Sup Lee and Il-Hwan Kim},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={1196-9; discussion 1199}
BACKGROUND Salicylic acid peels have been introduced as a useful modality in acne treatment. Few studies have examined its efficacy and safety, especially in darker skin. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and safety of salicylic acid peels as a treatment for acne vulgaris in Asian patients. METHODS Thirty-five Korean patients with facial acne were treated with 30% salicylic acid peels biweekly for 12 weeks. Lesion counts and Dr. Cunliffe's score were assessed by a blinded evaluator. Safety… CONTINUE READING

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