How Effective is a Phenol Peel?

i'm set for a phenol peel in two weeks. Will it work? just wondering if it is worth the down-time and price? the price i will be paying is 1600.

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How Effective is a Phenol Peel?

   I believe phenol peels are the single best resurfacing technique available.  The active ingredient is actually croton oil and the phenol serves as a carrier.  Just make sure that your physician is experienced in this technique and in the heresy dilution formulas as described by  Dr. Hetter in 2000.

Saint Petersburg Oculoplastic Surgeon
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I gave up Phenol Peels 15 years ago.

In skilled hands a laser peels is much more effective with less risk.  For this reason, I gave up doing phenol peels over 15 years ago.  The only place I use phenol now is in severely wrinkled eyebrows in combination with laser resurfacing. 

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
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Phenol peel

in experienced hands you should get great results. However, you should be aware that the recovery time is significant with this procedure.

Dr Siegel

Michel Siegel, MD
Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
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