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Table 4 Objective evaluation of acne after peeling with freshly prepared SA peel

From: Comparison of efficacy of commercially available vs. freshly prepared salicylic acid peel in treatment of acne: a randomized open-label study

Morphology of lesions Commercially available SA peel (day 0) (mean) Commercially available SA peel (at 12 week) (mean) Mean percentage of reduction P value*
Comedones 6.18 ± 2.45 0.67 ± 0.70 89.00 ± 0.21 0.0001
Papules 7.29 ± 1.43 0.10 ± 0.74 90.36 ± 0.13 0.05
Pustules 5.91 ± 1.05 0.20 ± 0.34 28.3 ± 0.42 0.05
Nodules 1.04 ± 0.25 0.01 ± 0.00 96.0 ± 0.42 0.05
  1. *Paired t test; P < 0.05 was considered significant