What is Exoderm?

What is exoderm, and how much is it??? What is it used for , I have never heard of it before...

Doctor Answers 8

Is Exoderm for me?

Exoderm is a deep peel.  Deep peels can be very effective on lines and contrast irregularities.  Looking at your photo, it does not seem to the the correct answer for you.  Best to see a board certified plastic surgeon or otolaryngologist (ENT).  Tell them what your goals are.  They should be able to guide you through the process.

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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Exopderm Peel

Exoderm is a proprietary peel more common in South East Europe. From the research I have done it appears to be a deep peel using phenol. Phenol has been abandoned my most plastic surgeons doing peels because of the tendency for permanent hypopigmentation. Make sure you investigate thouroghly before making a decision.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 159 reviews

Los Angeles Ulthera specialist

Our plastic surgery office focuses on nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. By far, the most effective non surgical facelift procedure has remained Ulthera. 

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews


Hi.  Exoderm is a modified phenol peel.  Good for deep lines & wrinkles - but a significant recovery.
For patients that need this type of resurfacing, I prefer to use the Hetter croton oil peel.

Based on your photo, your skin is nice and smooth, and you wouldn't need either type of peel!

All the best,

Thomas Fiala, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 80 reviews

Exoderm and facial rejuvation

Exoderm is a phenol based chemical peel used for pigmentation and fine lines.  Based on your photo you would probably benefit more from either Fraxel or Thermage.  Please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with these lasers for the best results.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 78 reviews

What is Exoderm?

Exoderm is an outstanding Non-Surgical Facial Procedure which removes the signs of aging and long term sun damage.  It eliminates fine wrinkles, makes deep wrinkles much less pronounced, evens out skin complexion by eliminating age spots, sun spots including freckles. Also, it stimulates collagen regeneration which results in tightening of the facial skin from deep dermal layer creating long lasting youthful, lifted appearance.  It treats the entire face from the forehead hairline including eyelids all the way to just below the jawline.  In some cases eyelid skin is improved so effectively that it eliminates the need for eyelid surgery.  Exoderm is a proprietary Phenol based solution with 12 additional ingredients which is superior to plain Phenol in terms of control of the depth of penetration which is important when it is used in areas of thinner skin such as eyelids and jawline.  I have had great success with this procedure during the past 10 years. By looking at the photograph you have submitted it is difficult to properly assess the fine details of your facial skin.  I recommend that you see a Plastic Surgeon who has had adequate experience in this procedure in your area. 

Ivan Thomas, MD (retired)
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

You are not a candidate for a deep chemical peel

By the look, of your skin, in the photo...you do not have sun damaged skin and as such are not a candidate for a deep (phenol like) chemical peel.  IMHO, if you are looking to rejuvenate your face, you should consider a minimum incision Face Lift.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 26 reviews


Dear Lilly376, there are 2 uses for the term "exoderm". 1. It is a type of deep peel, almost identical to a Phenol peel. It is used as a resurfacing procedure to treat lines , wrinkles & certain types of acne scars. & 2. Is a mild topical solution composed of sodium thiosulfate & salicylic acid. It is used in treatment of tinea versicolor [ a yeast affection of the skin of the trunk, usually]

Khaled El-Hoshy, MD
Detroit Dermatologic Surgeon

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