During a deep chemical skin peel, a phenol solution is used to remove the epidermis and both layers of the dermis. This process stimulates production of collagen and new cells in order to smooth and even out the skin.
Also Known As:
- Skin resurfacing
- Skin rejuvenation
- Phenol peel
- Phenol chemical skin peel
- Skin peel
- Plastic surgery
- Anti-aging procedure
Conditions Treated with a Deep Chemical Skin Peel:
A deep chemical skin peel can be used in cases of acne, acne scars, facial wrinkles, rough skin, pigmented skin, blemishes, sun-damaged skin, freckles and pre-cancerous skin growths.
Anti-aging skincare products are a non-surgical alternative to a deep chemical peel. Surgical alternatives include a medium chemical skin peel, face lift, thread lift, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, injectable therapy, hyaluronic acid therapy and laser skin resurfacing.
Anesthesia with a Deep Chemical Skin Peel:
A deep chemical skin peel is performed with mild sedation.
Potential Complications from a Deep Chemical Skin Peel:
Possible risks following a deep chemical skin peel include stinging, itching, swelling and flaking skin. It is also possible to experience uneven pigmentation, lighter skin color and eyes swelling shut.
Prognosis after a Deep Chemical Skin Peel:
The prognosis for a positive end result following a deep chemical skin peel is good.
Recovery from a Deep Chemical Skin Peel:
Total recovery from a deep chemical skin peel takes two weeks.