Is phenol peel as effective as co2 laser for under eyes and acne scars?

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PHENOL SEEMS BEST

We had the first CO2 laser in Stuart Florida when it first became available. We perfected a technique for full face laser with 3 to 6 passes depending on the different skin thickness on different parts of the face under IV sedation for full control and comfort. We performed 351 cases.

In the end, we found laser did not effectively remove deep etched wrinkles, nor last as long as the traditional Baker Gordon Phenol peel mixture. The laser was effective in 40 year olds with fine wrinkles but only lasted 2 to 3 years, while phenol lasted about 5 to 10 years.


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