Having youthful, fresh, smooth, and scar-free skin is something a lot of people desire. With increased pollution levels, sun exposure, and poor lifestyle habits, the quality of your skin can take a hit in just the same way as your health. Thankfully, there’s a solution to this annoying problem, and it comes in the form of a chemical peel.
Chemical peels have been known to solve some of the most difficult skin conditions, such as wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, and even melasma in some cases.
The phenol peel is the strongest and most effective peel among all deep chemical peel treatments. It is known to cure deep wrinkles, smoker lines, uneven skin tone, and sun damage. Phenol peels have helped many people get their youthful and healthy skin back.
Phenol peels are only used on the face because the delicate skin on the neck and hands could react adversely if exposed to this treatment. Given the strength the phenol peel, you can expect your skin to take a little more time to fully recovery after the treatment. It may be a bit tender and sensitive after, but this is temporary.
How Does Phenol Peel Work?
Being the strongest in the chemical peel spectrum, phenol peels are known to bring in the best and most long-lasting results. The chemical works its way deep into the skin and gets rid of all dead skin cells, thereby giving way to new wrinkle and blemish-free skin to the surface.
This treatment can help make your skin look more taut, youthful, and vibrant. Although recovery from a phenol peel could be longer than a chemical peel with less strength, the results it provides to patients who choose to undergo the treatment are impressive.
A Typical Phenol Peel Procedure
The procedure could take anywhere between half an hour to two hours’ time. The practitioner administers a sedative or a mild anesthetic to help curb the burning or tingling sensation that you might experience while the peel is applied to the skin.
Generally, the faces of individuals who’ve undergone chemical peels look extremely red and sunburnt. But soon enough, the skin starts to crust and flake slowly, which gets rid of the dead skin cells. The next stage is a gradual formation of your new surface skin. It will be pinkish at first, but over the course of time, it will revert to your skin’s normal color, smoother than ever.
The long recovery process and the inability to tan later on are possibly the only two drawbacks on your way to healthy, wrinkle-free skin.
People with heart conditions are also advised against undergoing the phenol peel treatment. They can instead opt for milder peels such as glycolic acid peels that do not cause any severe side effects.
You will be given specific instructions to follow after the treatment to help you properly take care of your skin. By following the post-treatment care recommended by the doctor, you can soon witness dramatic changes in your previous look that last for decades to come.
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The chemical peel is the ideal solution for people who want to experience a healthier, younger looking skin without having to undergo a surgical procedure. If you’re interested in learning more about the treatment, contact Heistein Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today!