Croton Oil Your Way to Better Skin

Croton Oil PeelAging, sun damage, wrinkling around your eyes and mouth, acne scars, and skin pigmentation issues don’t present a pretty picture to others. Everyone, from Ponce de Leon to you, wants to present a younger, more vibrant appearance. A croton oil peel with Dr Kearney can do that.

What is a croton oil peel?

You may not have heard of a croton oil peel. It is also known as a Hetter peel or a modified phenol peel. A croton oil peel penetrates more deeply than most peels, hitting the deeper layers of the skin and addressing textural changes in the skin. By rebuilding some of these damaged textural areas, a croton oil peel improves the skin’s deep structure, dramatically improving sun-damaged and wrinkled skin.

What are the benefits?

A croton oil peel tightens the skin; improves the appearance of age spots; improves uneven pigmentation; and lessens wrinkles around the mouth, forehead furrows, and crow’s feet.

The procedure

Dr. Kearney often performs a croton oil peel in coordination with other cosmetic procedures where the patient is under general anesthesia. It can, however, be a stand-alone procedure with lighter sedation. Sedation is necessary due to the depth of the peel.


This is an aggressive peel. The patient’s skin will crust and ooze for the first week after the treatment. Recovery will require missing a week to 10 days of work. After the initial crusting subsides, the skin will be red or pink for two or more months. This can be covered with makeup. During this time, protecting against sun exposure is very important.

Interested in peeling away your skin damage? Call us at 800-671-1951 and let us tell you about a croton oil peel.

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Our office is now open!

Your health (and ours) is our highest priority so we are making a few changes to our reopening so that you can feel safe and confident coming in to see us. We are of course following all federal and local guidelines such as wearing masks and conducting phone screenings prior to your appointment but we are also implementing the following:

      Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sterilization to not only include exam rooms but also the waiting room, restroom, all doors, counters, etc.

      Offering multiple hand sanitizer locations throughout the office

      Reducing the number of appointments per day as well as our office hours, to limit the number of people in the office, including staff members

      Minimizing patient overlap to allow for proper social distancing

      Testing all surgery patients for COVID-19 at their pre-operative appointments

      Asking patients to leave family members or friends at home, unless they are coming with their primary caregiver. Please leave children at home as well


How can you help?

      Come alone to your appointment, unless you need your primary caregiver with you

      Please wear a mask or face covering to your visit and keep it on unless you are asked by Dr. Kearney or an RN to remove it

      Postpone your visit if you have traveled by air or experienced symptoms in the last 14 days

      Use a pen from the holder marked “clean” and put it in the one marked “used” when you’re done

      Use the hand sanitizers in our office

      In the rare case there is someone at the front desk when you come in please take a seat until we call you and maintain proper distance throughout your visit

      Take advantage of our virtual consultations or follow up appointments if it makes you feel more comfortable

Please bear with us as we work to return to our new “normal” and feel free to call or email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff