Chemical Peeling is the application of a chemical agent to the skin that causes controlled destruction of a part of the epidermis with or without the dermis leading to exfoliation , followed by subsequent resurfacing of the epidermis and remodeling of the dermis. For over a century, chemical peeling has been used as a safe modality for the treatment of pigmentary dyschromias, superficial growths and photodamaged skin.

The commonly used agents are as follows:
1.Alpha hydroxy acids
a.Monocarboxylic acids: Glycolic acid, lactic acid
b.Bicarboxylic acid: Malic acid
c.Tricarboxylic acid:Citric Acid
2.Beta-hydroxy acids(BHA):Salicylic acid
3.Trichloroacetic acid(TCA)
4.Alpha-keto acids: Pyruvic acid
6.Jessner’s solution(contains resorcinol, salicylic acid, lactic acid and ethanol but nowadays modified Jessner’s peel contains added ingredients like hydroquinone and kojic acid)
7.Retinoic acid; and

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