Airway compromise after routine alpha-hydroxy facial peel administration

Delaram Ghadishah, Julie Gorchynski

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High concentration α-hydroxy facial "peels" are widely used for cosmetic anti-aging purposes. We report a case of secondary burns to the neck and face resulting in airway compromise after a professionally applied citric acid facial treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Airway compromise
  • Anti-aging
  • Burns
  • α-hydroxy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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