A deep chemical peel with Phenol can provide incredible skin correction. If you’re a candidate for this treatment, or if you’ve got your chemical peel scheduled for an upcoming date, you may be wondering what to expect. To help you feel prepared, Dr. Stephenie Poris recorded a few videos going over what the actual treatment and aftercare are like for a deep chemical peel.

What Does a Deep Chemical Peel Do?

First, what is the purpose of a deep chemical peel? A deep peel removes outer, middle, and deeper skin layers to treat deep lines and wrinkles, scars, and even precancerous skin growths. It can also provide some skin tightening to rejuvenate the skin. Patients with the right skin color and type can benefit significantly from getting a deep chemical peel with Phenol. Usually, only one treatment is necessary to achieve results.

Getting a Full Face Phenol-Croton Oil Peel (Deep Chemical Peel) Treatment

In this video, Dr. Poris demonstrates what it is like to administer a full face Phenol-Croton Oil Peel. The treatment is performed in the operating room with the patient under monitored anesthesia so that both patient safety and comfort are ensured. This is a great thing if you feel nervous about the treatment itself, as you will remain blissfully unaware until the treatment is complete.

During the procedure, Dr. Poris will apply the chemical to the skin in a customized treatment depth and strength. This will stimulate collagen and elastin production, causing shrinking of the skin, tightening of wrinkles, and in many cases, complete removal of wrinkles. Dr. Poris will carefully monitor the chemical’s effectiveness and stop or change treatment areas using the color and opacity of the chemical on the skin as a guide. This process is performed a little bit at a time until Dr. Poris is satisfied with the treatment zone, at which point she moves on to treat other zones with different chemical strengths (depending on where and how deep the wrinkles are).

What to Expect After a Deep Chemical Peel Treatment

With a deep chemical peel, the skin will react as it would to a bad sunburn. For at-home care, Dr. Poris recommends that you take a moisturizing lotion such as Aquaphor (found at places like CVS or Walgreens) and “glob it on” all over your treated skin to keep it completely moist. Essentially, treat it like a burn for 7 to 10 days after your chemical peel, and be sure to keep your skin moisturized and out of the sun. The treated skin will develop scales or blisters, then peel away within one to two weeks after treatment to reveal healthy new skin. After it heals, you can expect your skin to appear noticeably smoother, younger, and healthier.

To learn more about deep chemical peels and their benefits, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Stephenie Poris. Dr. Poris offers customized treatment plans to help patients reach their aesthetic goals. To book your appointment, call (407) 558-1616 or contact us online today.