Rejuvenation of the skin surface: Chemical peel and dermabrasion

Gregory H. Branham, J. Regan Thomas

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Chemical peel and dermabrasion are traditional, well proven methods for the rejuvenation of the skin. The medium-depth trichloroacetic acid peel and the deep phenol peel offer distinct advantages and disadvantages and are discussed in detail in this article. The management of complications associated with both peel techniques is also discussed. Regional dermabrasion is an effective adjunct to facial rejuvenative surgery, such as face lift and blepharoplasty. Full-face dermabrasion and spot or local dermabrasion are most often used in the treatment of facial scarring. The technique of dermabrasion is discussed as well as its indications and postoperative care. Results are shown for both dermabrasion and peel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-134
Number of pages10
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • chemical peel
  • dermabrasion
  • rejuvenation

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