I created this post because I wanted to show all current skin lighteners this very intriguing peel. One of its side effects is PERMANENTLY lightening your skin. Yup! You will no longer beable to tan the peeled area ever again. Similar to northern European skin where it burns rather than tan.
Before I Start id like to say the Phenol Peel is by no means a sole skin lighter peel. In fact its considered a disadvantage that fair skinned people overlook and completely dismiss due to unpopularity amongst them.
What was it intended to do or fix?
- Reducing the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles.
- Most effective in reversing sun damage, treating acne scarring, reducing deeper lines and wrinkles and removing hyper-pigmentation, and other visible signs of ageing.
Side Effects (Important)
- Permanent whitening of skin; possibility of hyper or hypopigmentation. Scarring of the skin can occur.
Those with a darker complexion may want to consider other options for treating their wrinkles, as a phenol peel will cause demarcation lines on the skin, particularly between the face and the neck, on this skin tone.
This means people with skin types Flitz 4 and up have skin tone lines.
Now, this peel was targeted torward whites or fair skinned individuals mostly because one after you do this your skin will get dramatically whiter. And if your skin is already white its easier to pull off.
However this doesn't mean people of color cant perform this peel. It does mean you have to be extra cautious picking who will do or allow this peel on you. Im in-between flitz 4 and 3 so i might be able to just get by. Also there are MANY different kinds of solutions and formulas people have created to alter end outcome. So im sure its possible to customize it to you.
I still think you all should look into this peel. People with flitz 3 and under is for who its targeted for. But i will begin to ask questions amongst a wide variety of dermatologists.
Cost :approx. $4000. One time.
Downtime : Up to 3 months. 3 weeks can put on makeup
Take it for what it is. For now only a stepping stone