Airway compromise after routine alpha-hydroxy facial peel administration

Delaram Ghadishah, Julie Gorchynski

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Abstract

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
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 22 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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