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Recovering Process from my Phenol Peel - Tucson, AZ
- posted 8 months ago
- updated 2 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $4,000
- Dr. E (Tucson, AZ)
Growing up in Arizona without spending much...
- 15 Sep 2012
Growing up in Arizona without spending much thought on the proper care of protecting my skin has left my skin with many fine & deep wrinkles. Add smoking and genetics & I am looking much older than my 39 years. After much deliberation, I have decided to go thru with the expensive & lengthy recovery process of a phenol peel. After 6 hours I would describe my rating as undecided. There was an extreme burning sensation & quite a lot of swelling. Cold wet compresses & assurances from my surgeon that the burning would ease up by the evening (along with Percocet) are the only things to get me thru this so far. I was put under with general anesthesia for the surgery and had no problems with that, there are some bruises from where the locals were also given.
Thankfully, other than my skin felling afire, I haven't felt additional pain or nausea.
24 hours: I am awake with severe swelling, but not much pain at all. The doctor told me the swelling will peak at 48-72 hours then subside. It will be very scary to have my eyes swollen shut, but am prepared. I got to wash my face for the 1st time and was scared it was going to hurt. It didn't hurt, but didn't offer much relief in this awkwardness of feeling huge & "oozy" either. My teenagers are a little frightened of me , but told them I would get worse before I was better. My husband is being a trooper, but this is pretty disgusting. I can't wait for the swelling to subside! I have been told to apply Vaseline every chance I could & it is EVERYWHERE! Will post my progress again when I can see. Still undecided, but hopeful!
Start of day 4- swelling is down! Never knew my...
- 18 Sep 2012
Day 7!! Looking much better, I wouldn't head to...
- 21 Sep 2012
I have added some pictures from the first few days...
- 24 Sep 2012
**Just realized I uploaded the wrong pic for day...
- 24 Sep 2012
Day 12- went back to work today and it wore me out...
- 26 Sep 2012
Day 15- Feeling a little down, my face is so read...
- 29 Sep 2012
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I don't want to share my doctors name without permission. He was the only one in town that still does the phenol peel. As he stated, with the laser resurfacing & dermabrasion, phenol peels are a "dying" art. But as I researched and in addition with what i learned from him, this would work the best with my complexion & type of sun damaged wrinkles around my mouth