Croton Oil Peel

Do you want to take your skin back to how it looked 10-15 years ago? Then the croton oil peel may be for you! The croton oil peel (also called modified phenol peel or Hetter peel) is a chemical treatment that penetrates deeply into the skin. The croton oil peel is a specially formulated peel based on recent publications and research. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia (your choice) in our office by Dr. Eberbach. The croton oil peels require 10-14 days of recovery depending on the depth of the peel. The modified peel can be done on the entire face for an overall skin rejuvenation, or only in localized areas such as under the eyes for “creepy” lower lids or around the mouth to remove the vertical smoker’s lines. Localized peri-oral peels can be done, peeling to a medium depth at most. An excellent location for segmental peeling is the eyelids.


  • Tighter skin—Following this peel, patients also will show between 25 – 30% facial skin tightening.
  • Less age spots and pigmentation problems
  • Less wrinkles around the mouth, crow’s feet, forehead furrows and cheeks. The Croton oil peels are impressive for peri-oral wrinkles (those around the mouth) and of the lower eyelids. These areas can be done isolated with much less recovery time.

Need something with a bit less down time?  Fractora is a good option for patients who don’t have as much surface damage or don’t have the down time.