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The art of the trichloroacetic acid chemical peel.

Clinics in plastic surgery (1998-03-21)
M I Dinner, J S Artz
ABSTRACT

Despite escalating interest in laser resurfacing techniques, chemical peel procedures remain an integral part of the armamentarium for resurfacing aging, sun-damaged, and diseased skin. Like other chemicals, the advantage of the technique of tricholoracetic (TCA) acid application is that the degree and depth of penetration within the skin can be controlled accurately according to specific requirements. This article reviews the preoperative evaluation of skin and the techniques for preconditioning, intraoperative peel, and postoperative management of TCA-treated skin.

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Product Description

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Trichloroacetic acid solution, 6.1 N
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Trichloroacetic acid, ≥99.0% (titration)
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Trichloroacetic acid, BioXtra, ≥99.0%
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Trichloroacetic acid, ACS reagent, ≥99.0%
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Trichloroacetic acid, suitable for electrophoresis, suitable for fixing solution (for IEF and PAGE gels), ≥99%
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Trichloroacetic acid, BioUltra, ≥99.5% (T)
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Trichloroacetic acid, ACS reagent, for the determination of Fe in blood according to Heilmeyer, ≥99.5%