Medesthetics

MAY-JUN 2019

MedEsthetics—business education for medical practitioners—provides the latest noninvasive cosmetic procedures, treatment trends, product and equipment reviews, legal issues and medical aesthetics industry news.

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By Inga Hansen Phenol-croton oil peels are experiencing resurgence in dermatology and plastic surgery thanks to new formulations and techniques. When we talk about deep chemical peeling, the fi rst names that come to mind are Baker-Gordon. Although dermatologists and plastic surgeons have been using ingredients, such as phenol and croton oil to reduce scars and rejuvenate aging skin as far back as the mid-1800s and early 1900s, it was the work of Thomas Baker and Howard Gordon in the 1960s that brought phenol-croton oil peels mainstream. But just 30 years later, deep chemical peeling waned in popularity due to the potential for cardiac complications and the introduction of new laser skin-resurfacing technologies. GOING DEEPER 26 MAY/JUNE 2019 | Med Esthetics

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