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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 578-584

Chemical peels in melasma: A review with consensus recommendations by Indian pigmentary expert group

1 Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Consultant Dermatologist, Saifee Hospital, Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mumbai, India
3 Consultant Dermatologist, Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
4 Consultant Dermatologist, Skinnocence: The Skin Clinic, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
5 Dermatology, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
6 Consultant Dermatologist, L A Skin and Aesthetic Clinic, New Delhi, India
7 Consultant Dermatologist, Sklinic Skin Clinic, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
8 Consultant Dermatologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Mumbai, India
9 Consultant Dermatologist, Skintrendz, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad, India
10 Dermatology, Govt Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
11 Dermatology, D Y Patil Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India
12 Senior Consultant and Coordinator, Dermatology, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India
13 Consultant Dermatologist, Mohan Skin Diseases Hospital, Phagwara, Punjab, India
14 Consultant Dermatologist, Skin and Laser Clinic, Begumpet, Hyderabad, India
15 Consultant Dermatologist, Cutis institute of Dermatology and Aesthetic Sciences, Calicut, Kerala, India
16 Consultant Dermatologist, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
17 Dermatologist Specialist, Dr RML Hospital and PGIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rashmi Sarkar
Department of Dermatology, Maualna Azad Medical College, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_490_17

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Melasma is a notorious dermatosis, often resistant to treatment. Chemical peeling constitutes an acceptable option of management of melasma (of any type and duration). In this article, as a group of experts from Pigmentary Disorders Society (PDS) in collaboration with South Asian Pigmentary Forum (SPF), we have tried to elaborate the various chemical peeling agents for the treatment of melasma. Besides, we have reviewed the indications, mechanism of action, rationality and the detailed procedure of peeling. The evidence in favor of various peeling agents have been summarized as well.

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