Question: What is the down time of the deepest chemical peel that you offer? Does the face actually peel off like a sunburn peels? Is there pain associated with this treatment?
Answer: The deepest chemical peel that I do is an 88% Phenol peel. Most plastic surgeons do not do this peel as it’s a lost art form type of peel and newer plastic surgery residencies do not teach these peels anymore. Phenol is as deep or deeper than CO2 laser. There is a 2 week down time while you peel and ooze and new skin forms. The pain is usually during the procedure not after and as such I prefer to do the procedure under anesthesia. Occasionally using numbing shots a area can be completely numbed in order to avoid general anesthesia.