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September 1994

Chemical Peeling

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Buffalo, NY

Arch Dermatol. 1994;130(9):1218-1219. doi:10.1001/archderm.1994.01690090152031

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Many books have recently been published on chemical peeling. Chemi-cal Peeling, which was published in 1992, contains by far the most complete information pertaining to this discipline. Dr Harold Brody's name is well known as one of the leaders in dermatologic surgery who has a special interest in chemical peeling. He has the ability to condense into a simple format his descriptions of various aspects of chemical peeling as they exist today.

The book begins with an excellent outline of the history of chemical peeling, followed by a detailed histologic description of the various wounding agents. One of the most difficult chapters to tackle is the one that discusses the indications for chemical peeling, which Dr Brody has done very eloquently.

The chapter on superficial peels is thoughtfully laid out with a detailed description of α-hydroxy-acid peels, now in vogue. Those who perform chemical peels routinely will find the

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