Chapter 1. Peels

  1. David J. Goldberg MD, JD3,4,5
  1. Gary D. Monheit MD1,2

Published Online: 11 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318395.ch1

Facial Resurfacing

Facial Resurfacing

How to Cite

Monheit, G. D. (2010) Peels, in Facial Resurfacing (ed D. J. Goldberg), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318395.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Skin Laser and Surgery Specialists of New York & New Jersey, New York, NY, USA

  2. 4

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

  3. 5

    Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton, FL, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Total Skin & Beauty Dermatology Center, Birmingham, AL, USA

  2. 2

    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190800

Online ISBN: 9781444318395



  • chemical peels, popular and least expensive cosmetic procedures;
  • intrinsic aging, role played by genetics - in relation to chronologic age;
  • intrinsic processes - skeletal mass and proportion alteration and atrophy;
  • extrinsic factors, preventable influences - and premature aging of skin;
  • UV-induced oxygen free radical production;
  • chemical peeling, popular choices for patient and physician;
  • chemical peels, safety and efficacy record - ease, low cost and quick recovery time;
  • medium-depth chemical peels, controlling damage through epidermis and papillary dermis;
  • extreme skin photoaging - deep chemical peeling, motorized dermabrasion or laser resurfacing;
  • continuous electrocardiography, pulse oximetry and blood pressure monitoring - in perioperative period


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Chemical peeling

  • Superficial chemical peeling

  • Medium-depth chemical peeling

  • Deep chemical peeling

  • Conclusion

  • References