In deep peeling, phenol one of the strong chemicals is used. Phenol can be dangerous for those having cardiac problems. You must tell your doctor about any physical condition you have before going for phenol peels.
This kind of deep peeling is used to remove pre-cancerous lesions, large skin blots or blotches, and deeper wrinkles. This peel can be performed only on the face and should be carried out in a hospital setting. Normally this peeling is carried out under full anesthesia. The time of treatment may vary and it may take up to two hours for the whole treatment. After the application of phenol solution, your doctor will apply tape over the treated area to drive phenol deeper into the skin.
Most of the time, with phenol peeling, skin loses its ability to tan- it stops making pigment that protects you from the sun. You may have to therefore use sun protection all your life. This kind of peeling is not recommended for dark-skinned people and it maybe two to three weeks before you go back to the public. Total recovery may take months. This peel may leave a line by demarcation because it lightens the skin substantially. Your skin may remain red for weeks till it turns back to its own pink color. Phenol peeling produces dramatic results, but you should be prepared to undergo the trouble associated with it and the time needed to recover fully.
We must note that any treatment that improves skin does not stop further aging. It only removes some damage that comes with skin from your old skin and gives you a better looking and fresh skin. Unless you protect yourself, your new skin will age as fast as the earlier skin did.
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