ARTICLE: PDF OnlyUnoccluded Baker-Gordon Phenol Peels—Review and UpdateASKEN, SAUL M.D.1 Author Information 1 Saul Asken, M.D., is Medical Director, Cosmetic Surgery Center of Connecticut, P.C., Westport, Connecticut. Address reprint requests to Saul Asken, M.D., Cosmetic Surgery Center of Connecticut, 489 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880. The Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology 15(9):p 998-1008, September 1989. | DOI: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.1989.tb03186.x Buy Metrics Abstract Phenol is used to induce peeling of certain superficial skin lesions, for improving eyelid rhytides, and for total facial rejuvenation. Contraindications and complications of the phenol chemical peel are examined. Phenol solution formula and mechanism of action are described along with techniques for sedation, cleansing, application, and postoperative care. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.