Literature on Chemical Peels

Recommended Chemical Peel Textbooks

Rubin MG, Schurer N, Wiest LG, Gout U:  Illustrated Guide to Chemical Peels. 2014; Quintessence Publishing. $185.00

Brody HJ: Chemical Peeling and Resurfacing. 3rd ed, 2009; Emory Univ Publishing, paperback. $45.00.

Tung RC and Rubin MG: “Chemical Peels” in Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology, 2nd Ed., ed. Dover JS. 2011; Saunders Elsevier. $128.00.

Tosti A, Grimes P, DePadova MP: Color Atlas of Chemical Peels. 2006; Springer. $179.00

Rubin MG: Manual of Chemical Peels: Superficial and Medium Depth. 1995; Lippincott.  $73.00.

Seminal Articles in Chemical Peeling

Superficial Chemical Peels

Ditre CM, Griffin TD, Murphy GF:  The effects of alpha hydroxyl acids on photoaged skin:  a pilot clinical histological and ultrastructural study, J Am Acad Dermatol 1996; 34:187-195.

Stagnone JJ:  Superficial Peeling.  J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1989; 15:924-930.


Stegman SJ:  A study of dermabrasion and chemical Peels in an animal model.  J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1980; 6:490.

Stegman SJ:  A comparative histologic study of the effects of three peeling agents and dermabrasion on normal and sundamaged skin.  Aest Plast Surg 1982; 6:123.

Brody HJ:  Variations and comparisons in medium depth chemical peeling.  J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1989; 15:953-963.

Kligman AM, Baker TJ, Gordon HL:  Long-term histologic follow-up of phenol face peels .  Plast Reconstr Surg 1985; 75: 652-659.

Medium Depth TCA Peeling

Brody HJ and Hailey CW: Medium Depth Chemical Peeling of the Skin: A variation of superficial chemosurgery.  J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1986 12:1268.

Monheit G:  The Jessner’s + TCA peel:  a medium depth chemical peel.  J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1989; 15:945.

Coleman WP and Futrell JM:  the Glycolic acid + Trichloroacetic peel. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1994;20:76-80.

Herbig K, Trussler A, Khosla R and Rohrich R:  Combination Jessner’s Solution and Trichloroacetic Acid Chemical Peel: Technique and Outcomes.  Plast Reconstru Surg 2009; 995-964.

Lee J, Chung W, Kwahck H and Lee K:  Focal Treatment of Acne Scars with TCA:  Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars Method(CROSS).  Dermatol Surg 2002; 28:1017-1021.  

Deep Phenol/Croton Oil Peeling

Baker TJ and Gordon HL: Chemical Face Peeling.  In Surgical rejuvenation of the face.  St Louis, Mosby 1986; 37-100.

Hetter GP:  An Examination of the Phenol-Croton Oil Peel: Parts I-IV. Plast Reconstr Surg 2000; 105:227, 240, 752, 1061.

Complications of Chemical Peels

Brody HJ:  Complications of Chemical Peels.  J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1989; 15:1010-1019.


Yoshimura K, Sato K, Aiba-Kojima E, Matsumoto D, Machino C, Nagase T, Gonda K and Koshima I:  Repeated Treatment Protocols for Melasma and Acquired Dermal Melanocytosis.  Dermatol Surg 2006; 32: 365-371.










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