Phenol Peels Chemical Peel (Peels)
Phenol peels are one of the strongest chemical peels that have been in use in the cosmetic industry for a long time now. These peels contain carbolic acid to allow for deeper exfoliation. Phenol peel is suitable for those having deep wrinkles around the chin and neck as well as those who are suffering from severe pigmentation problems, or cancerous lesions on the skin. The results of the peel are not disappointing, and you will definitely enjoy better skin and facial problems will be corrected.
There are a few precautions which need to be taken for such a strong peel. It is only used on the face and it should never be done by people suffering from any heart problems. Since the peel lightens the skin a lot, people with darker skin tones should completely avoid it. The healing process is much more complicated and longer than other chemical peels. And your doctor will tell you about the possible side effects associated with this peel. The application of the solution longer than the other peels depending mainly to what extent you face needs a lift, and whether you want a partial or full face application. A surgeon applies the peel on the affected area carefully avoiding the eyes, the brows and the lips. Phenol chemical peel itself acts as an anesthetic though the burning sensation you experience is quite intense at times, no separate anesthesia is put. After the completion of treatment, your skin will be neutralized with cold water, and an hour later, it will be covered with a thick coating of petroleum jelly for protection.
It is natural to experience certain discomforting symptoms after the application of this peel. The symptoms include reddening of the skin, severe swelling of the face that may even push the eyes shut, possible scarring, and wider pores on skin. The most important drawback is that you can never be tanned again. Your skin will become very white. And this is the reason that this peel is not recommended for darker people. Patients need to be warned about heart issues because phenols can cause irregular heartbeats.
The discomfort soon fades away and you begin to feel the new skin coming out within two weeks. When this begins to happen, you can start wearing light make up and go back to your social gatherings. Full recovery will take two or three months. The best thing about a phenol peel is that the results are long lasting. However, it will not stop you from aging.
The results after the treatment are always quite astonishing. It is generally preferred for those with pale skin tone, as the bleaching effect will seem to be more natural for them. Treatment costs range from $500-$2000, and it will vary according to the extent of your damaged skin and on largeness of the applied area. There are various risks involved during the treatment using deep peels which range from high sunlight sensitivity to lifestyle changes, but if you can accept them, then you should go and get this done.