Strong peel with maximum effect
A phenol peel is the strongest of all chemical peels and reaches the deep connective tissue through intense exfoliation of the skin. It is used for severe scars and wrinkles, pronounced pigmentation disorders, skin seriously damaged by light and for certain pre-stages of skin cancer. As this method involves such a deep peeling, it is only carried out by our experienced dermatologists at HAUT- UND LASERZENTRUM AN DER OPER.
As a phenol peel is extremely painful, we recommend conscious sedation. The skin is cleansed before the peel and the phenol solution is applied afterwards. The face is then covered by protective bandages for 24 hours. An antiseptic powder is administered during the final stage which forms a firm crust and must remain on the skin for one week.
Intense swelling may occur in the first few days after treatment. The skin takes longer to recover after a phenol peel compared to other peels. It will take at least two to three weeks until you are ready to resume your normal activities. You should avoid direct sunlight for four months. Phenol peels are exclusively used for the face. We do not recommend a phenol peel for patients with dark skin as it can result in a permanent lightening. A lightening of the skin can also occur in patients with fair complexions. Positive results are generally achieved after one session, with the skin becoming smooth and even. There is no comparable treatment which offers such good results, but you should keep in mind that the recovery time is very long.