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I have had a deep phenol peel around my mouth and I have little

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I have had a deep phenol peel around my mouth and I have little lumps which I have been told is sebum, I had the peel almost four weeks ago, how do I clear this up?
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Maria
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. Sorry for the long delay but no dermatologist picked up your question and I just know got it. Any chance of posting a photo on this page?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Sorry no photo, just needed to know how to clear up a small patch of sebum on my chin.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
No problem. Are these very small white lumps?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK An effective way to treat this is to use an exfoliative facial scrub, then an astringent, and then a retinol-containing over the counter cream. Usually that regimen will clear these in a week.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi doctor, is this OK ifI have had a phenol peel around my mouth.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
After this amount of time, yes it would be OK
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Experience: Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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