Mr Karri is one of the few plastic surgeons in the UK who performs phenol peels. This type of chemical peel is widely regarded as the best method to treat deep facial wrinkles. Phenol peels can also be used to treat, acne scars, brown spots, pigment irregularities, malar festoons and lower eyelid wrinkles. Mr Karri also uses phenol peels in combination with facial fat grafting and facelift to comprehensively rejuvenate the face, and the results can be truly stunning!
In an exciting move, later this month Mr Karri is visiting a talented colleague in the US in order to learn his particular phenol peel technique. The trip will allow him to refresh and expand his understanding of these deep peels in order to offer this incredible procedure to patients of The Karri Clinic.
About phenol peels
There are a number of ways to treat facial wrinkles but phenol peels are widely considered the gold-standard. The healing time and post-treatment redness is often shorter with phenol peel compared to laser treatment. Phenol peels are particularly effective in treating wrinkles around the mouth (perioral rhytids).
Procedure and recovery
Phenol peels are performed under mild oral sedation and local anaesthetic as a daycase procedure at The Karri Clinic. Post-operative pain is minimal and skin healing is usually complete by 7-10 days, revealing new, smooth, clear skin. As skin thickness varies on the face, Mr Karri has devised a unique approach in which a different strength phenol peel is used on each part of the face.
Phenol peels and skin whitening
Patients often worry about the possibility of skin whitening following phenol peels, but this effect is directly related to the depth of the peel and not the specific peeling agent. The depth of the peel is directly related to the small but highly significant amount of Croton oil used in the formula.
When properly applied in the correctly chosen patient, phenol peel has proven to be better than any other resurfacing method, both for its capacity to eliminate wrinkles in a uniform manner and relatively low cost.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Karri Clinic team