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Does deep chemical peeling cause telangiectasia?

Q:

I'm a pharmacist from the cosmetic industry. I'd like to study about telangiectasia. Some articles say that deep chemical peeling can cause telangiectasia. As the definition of telangiectasia, small widened blood vessels on the skin surface, so how can chemical peeling widen blood vessels on the skin surface? Thank you

A:

Feby,

 The issue is often the Depth of the Chemical Peel. With some Peels there can be a higher likely hood that there is a requirement for revascularization to occur as part of the healing process. Sometimes this can result in the formation of telangiectasia's. This can also be related to a patients skin type, medical problems and medications the patient may be taking. 

Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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