Phenol – Croton Oil Peels / Deep Chemical Peels
Before & After Gallery
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Deep chemical peels are the gold standard and include phenol – croton oil based peels. Dr. Shire does four different multi-level peels to remove wrinkles, brown spots, and sun damaged, irregular skin, and to improve acne scarring. Dr. Shire is an expert artist with chemical peels and personally does all procedures himself. Different types of peels are used depending on the patient’s skin type and skin problems. Most patients will notice a 25-30 % tightening of the facial skin following a deep peel.
Deep peels are performed under a mild sedative anesthesia. They are painless postoperatively, but take between 8-14 days to completely peel. After which there is the pinkness of new, smooth, clear skin.
Dr. Shire no longer recommends lasers for resurfacing for many reasons. Lasers (CO2) have a higher incidence of scarring and hypopigmentation (whitening of the skin). They change the texture of the skin long term, and are much more painful, have a higher infection rate, and take longer to heal.
Dr Shire is one of the leading authorizes in deep chemical peeling. He was lectured extensively on the subject both nationally and internationally, and has authored multiple articles and book chapters. Including:
- Deep Chemical Peeling: The Baker Gordon Peel in “Lasers and Light, Peels and Abrasions: For Health, Beauty, and Disease.” New York, NY: Thieme; 2014
- Chemical Facial Resurfacing: The Modified Phenol-Croton Oil Peel in “Rhinology, Facial Plastics and Cosmetic Surgery of the Nose and Face” Springer, 2007
Before & After