The Jessner’s Peel is a solution consisting of 14% lactic acid and 14% salicylic acid (AHA) peeling agent with a resorcinol solvent. This is a strong chemical peel that is known for delivering great results.
A Jessner’s peel achieves a more thorough peel than a Glycolic Acid peel also known as AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) peel. Besides being an excellent facial treatment, a Jessner’s peel can be used to lighten areas of hyperpigmentation and to treat acne, acne-scarred, photo damaged and aging skin.
How is this Procedure Conducted? Jessner’s solution is gently applied onto the skin. Repeated coats are applied until a white frost develops. For a deep, effective peel, this usually takes 4 to 6 coats. A temporary stinging, burning and numbing sensation has been noted upon initial contact as well as minor skin sensitivity and light to moderate redness. Once the peel is neutralized zinc oxide based sunscreen is then applied.
After the Peel? The downtime is moderate. It varies accordingly to individual skin traits and selected concentration/application methods. After a few days, the top layer of your skin will naturally flake or peel away. This could last for 5-7 days on average but there is a possibility that it may take longer. This process, in essence, reveals a much clearer and smoother skin.
How often should I do a Jessner’s Peel? A Jessner’s peel is a progressive treatment that will not provide a final result with one peel. If the treatment is intended to solve a signifcant problem, Jessner’s peels are performed every 4 weeks depending on the condition of your skin.