Phenol peel. What area the risks?

What is a phenol peel? What are the risk? Is Asian skin a candidate for the peel? Can patient with acne scars expect a much more better results compare to other peel?

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Phenol better in lighter skin types

AmbitiousYung!,Patients with darker skin, such as asians tend not to be a great candidate for phenol peels. This is because one of the main risks of phenol is hyperpigmentation. If you're trying to treat acne scars, then a fractionated laser might be best. Make sure to see a physician with experience in both lasers and treating acne scars. Once seeing you in person for a consultation, they should be able to give you a better idea about your treatment options. Best of luck.~Dr. Sieber

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