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Recovering from VCP peel-(not for the meek)


Postoperative day 1. Moderate edema. Note the dense gray color of croton-treated areas and the red on the neck treated with trichloracetic acid. Note the brown color of the glabella, the tip of the nose, the chin, and pericommissural areas, indicating heaviest peel. Brows, lower lids, ear lobes, and mandibular lines were treated with the lightest peel formula: 16% phenol and 0.7% croton oil (Baker’s formula diluted with two-thirds water). Note that the eyes are not swollen shut. (Above, right) Day 2. Rapid resolution of edema. Rapid epidermolysis. Persisting gray in the most heavily peeled areas. Note that no epidermolysis is seen in the lower neck peeled with trichloracetic acid, where instead desquamation occurs often in sheets. (Below, left) Day 7. The neck is healed and the face is almost healed. There is some slow healing on the tip of the nose, vermilion borders, pericommissural areas, upper nose, glabella, medial inner brows, lateral inner brows, right mid lower lid, and hairline. (Below, right) Day 22. Facial makeup is removed except for lipstick and eyelash liner.

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Dr. Max Gouverne, MD
Cosmetic Surgery

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Corpus Christi, TX 78414

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