Combined chemical peeling and dermabrasion for deep acne and posttraumatic scars as well as aging face

AYHAN M. S., Baran C., Yavuzer R., Latifoglu O., Cenetoglu S., Baran N.

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.102, no.4, pp.1238-1246, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The combination of chemical peeling and dermabrasion for the improvement of facial wrinkles, acne, posttraumatic scars, and abnormal pigmentation was first described by Dupont in 1972 and Horton in 1984. We have been using the combined technique since 1972, and we have obtained more satisfying results than by using these techniques independently. The purpose of this paper is to summarize the results obtained using the combined technique of chemical peeling and dermabrasion and to emphasize a simple method of postoperative care that can be applied after any physical or chemical rejuvenation technique. Whereas the combined technique takes advantage of depth-controlled surgery, less bleeding, less postoperative pain, less risk of local and systemic complications, and longer lasting results, the covering of the wound with one layer of fine mesh gauze is another advantage that provides easy postoperative care.