What is Phenol Peels?
Phenol peels are the extensive type of chemical peels. They transfix the skin deeper than AHA peels or TCA peels to address more serious imperfections such as blotchiness, coarse wrinkles, and acne scars. Although, deep phenol chemical peel recovery is lengthy and uncomfortable compared to milder chemical peels.
If you have deeper facial wrinkles, skin problem (sunburn), scars, areas which appear blotchy or even pre-cancerous growths, deep facial chemical peels might be the right choice for you. At Harley Street Surgery, Dr. Bhar carefully analyzes your skin condition and advises you whether this treatment is suitable for you or not.
At the clinic, Dr. Bhar uses the strongest chemical called phenol to penetrate down to the lower dermal layer of your skin. For this type of peel, the doctor may use a local anesthetic and a sedative way to manage any discomfort.
A deep chemical peel generally involves some sort of pre-treatment for up to 8 weeks. This prepares the skin for the peel and speeds the healing process.
Pre-treatment may include use of a retinoic acid cream or gel (a prescription medication) that are derived from vitamin A. This works to thin out the skin’s surface layer, allowing the chemical solution to penetrate more evenly and deeply.
Deep chemical peel procedure steps:
- You will be given a sedative to relax along with a local anesthetic to numb your face.
- Your face will go through a stepwise cleansing process.
- Phenol is brushed onto the area after an appropriate time interval.
- The chemical is neutralized with water.
A thick coat of ointment is smoothed over your skin, to prevent dryness and pain. The ointment must stay in place. Sometimes your surgeon will cover your skin with strips of tape or medicated gauze rather than the ointment.
Deep chemical peel recovery
Typically, people can return to work and start performing their normal activities two weeks after treatment.
Deep chemical facial peels will result in peeling, crusting, skin redness and discomfort for several days to weeks.
The surgeon will provide painkillers to keep you comfortable. Although the swelling is likely to disappear in about two weeks, your skin may remain red for up to three months.
One treatment with a deep chemical peel will produce long-lasting and dramatic results that can last up to 10 years.
About Dr. Bhar
Dr. D Bhar has trained across three continents and is a Diplomate of the Royal College Of Surgeons of Glasgow, a Korean Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon, and Board Certified from the American Board Of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Bhar brings you an Exclusive and Premier service in Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery.
He doesn’t just practice Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery, he practices the art of perfecting beauty by creating through meticulous skill and delicate dexterity a vision to sculpt and reshape the human form.
He makes people beautiful.
You can schedule your free consultation with Dr. Dheeraj Bhar today! Visit www.harleystreets.com or Call 020 7935 6554