The deeper peels are the Hetter Peel, the Baker-Gordon Phenol Peel and the modified Baker-Gordon Peel. These are the most effective methods for treating moderate to severe wrinkles as well as some types of acne scars. We find that these chemical peels produce better results than laser peels do, with less healing time and less redness. As long as an individual does not continue to be excessively exposed to the sun, the results last indefinitely, and the peel will not have to be repeated.

Skin type and color and ethnic backgrounds are important factors to be considered when undergoing a deep chemical peel.

The Hetter Chemical Peel

At Holzapfel + Lied Plastic Surgery Center, we use the Hetter Peel for deep skin resurfacing. The solution is a unique combination of Phenol and Croton Oil that can be varied based on the individual patient’s amount of rejuvenation needed and their particular skin type. This type of peel is usually used to treat patients who have coarse facial wrinkles, severe sun damage, or pre-cancerous growths on their face. The dramatic results from this type of peel produce a smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin surface.

Baker-Gordon Peel

The Baker-Gordon Peel is based on a unique combination of phenol, croton oil, septisol and water. This peel is a very deep peel used on a select number of patients. This peel is best for patients with very deep wrinkles, fair skin and no aversion to makeup. This peel yields remarkable results, but does have significant side effects, including loss of skin pigmentation, prolonged redness, and risk of scarring.