Effects of beta hydroxy acid on the facial skin in acne patients

Ho Sup Lee, Il-Hwan Kim

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Abstract

Background: Several studies demonstrated that high concentration salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid, BHA) peels were beneficial for acne, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma, oily skin, enlarged pores and surface roughness. Objective: We have focused on the facial skin in acne patients after several BHA peels. Methods: Thirty patients with acne vulgaris were included in this study. The peels were performed at 2 week intervals and sixteen patients completed a series of five peels. Stratum corneum hydration, skin surface lipid, skin pH, transepidermal water loss(TEWL) were measured at each visit and 2 weeks later after the last peel. Results: The stratum corneum hydration, skin surface lipid, skin pH, TEWL did not show a statistically significant difference between the value of pretreatment and after five peels Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that BHA peels can be used to treat acne patients without disruption of normal skin function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)886-889
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume40
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug 1

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Hydroxy Acids
Acne Vulgaris
Skin
Cornea
Lipids
Melanosis
Hyperpigmentation
Salicylic Acid
Water

Keywords

  • Beta hydroxy acid
  • Corneometer
  • PH-meter
  • Sebumeter
  • Skin barrier function
  • TEWL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Effects of beta hydroxy acid on the facial skin in acne patients. / Lee, Ho Sup; Kim, Il-Hwan.

In: Korean Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 40, No. 8, 01.08.2002, p. 886-889.

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