Unlike the light and medium type of chemical peels, deep or advanced chemical peel is something that has to be dealt with cautiously. Deep chemical peels involve certain risks and medical considerations. Deep chemical peel, like the phenol peel, can cause permanent darkening of the skin known as hyperpigmentation, or permanent lightening of the skin known as hypopigmentation. Moreover, phenol peels carry risks of causing heart troubles. People with family history of heart disease have to exercise utmost caution while going for deep or advanced chemical peel or the phenol peel. Deep chemical peels are not recommended generally.
Deep or advanced chemical peel requiring anesthesia may lead to the risks of anesthesia-related complications during the process. Many people do not like to face such risks just to improve the skin conditions.
If you are considering having a chemical peel performed on your face, you should go for the light or medium type of chemical peels. No matter what kind of skin problems you have, you should never attempt the deep or advanced chemical peel on your own. Even experts want to avoid such kind of chemical peel and they do only when it becomes that necessary. Moreover, they do this while taking all kinds of precautions. This is something we cannot do at home.
Phenol peels are the deepest of all chemical peels. They go deeper into the skin to address the more serious kinds of problems like coarse wrinkles, acne scars, and blotchiness. The results of phenol chemical peels are more dramatic. You will get the desired results in just a single application. However, when it comes to the recovery time, deep chemical peels require a lengthy recovery time and usually the patients do not remain comfortable during this period.
Phenol chemical peels are the most aggressive form of chemical peel. It is very effective to remove coarse wrinkles, deep scars, sun damaged skin, and even precancerous skin patches. When it comes to facial chemical peel and when carbolic acid is used to treat the skin, you cannot apply it over some selected areas only. The whole face has to be covered. The results of deep peel are fast and long lasting. However, due to many potential side effects of even very severe nature, phenol chemical peels are not preferred by many.
Another drawback of a phenol chemical peel is that it does not respond properly to skins of dark color. It is also not recommended for patients with freckles because of some undesirable consequences. While the good convincing side of phenol peel treatment encourages you to undergo this procedure, the severe potential side effects give you warning of the risks you are inviting. Generally, both the physician and patients do not want to go on with this type of deep chemical peels and find the medium chemical peel more than enough to deal with many kinds of skin problems.
Though getting a youthful look with fresh and smooth skin is highly desirable and tempting, you should seek professional advice before you consider doing any kind of chemical peel.