Dermatol Surg 2021 Mar 9. Epub 2021 Mar 9.
Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry, and Laboratory of Research of SEBISA, State University of Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa, Puerto Rico, Brazil; Laboratory Fenn of Massachusetts Spectrometry, Federal University of Paraná, Jandaia do Sul, Puerto Rico, Brazil; Department of Dermatology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island; Department of Dermatology and Radiotherapy, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), Botucatu, Brazil.
Background: Croton oil (CO) is used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons in deep chemical peels. It is mixed with phenol, water, and a soap in Baker-Gordon's or Hetter's formulas. There is controversy as to whether CO or phenol is the active agent in the dermal effect of deep chemical peels. Read More