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Tuesday, 27 July 2010 13:00

Can Chemical Peels Prevent Cancer?

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Can Chemical Peels Prevent Cancer?

 

Read the article posted by NewBeauty Magazine

 



An intriguing study published in the Archives of Dermatology compared the outcomes of a 30% trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel, CO2 resurfacing, and topical cream fluorouracil to treat precancerous skin lesions. After three months, all patients saw a reduction in the number of actinic keratosis lesions, but those receiving TCA peels experienced a "markedly lower" 40-fold reduction in skin cancer.





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