A Jessner peel is a medium-depth peel designed to improve more extensive skin damage than an alpha-hydroxyl-acid peel can provide. It is made of salicylic acid, lactic acid and resorcinol which in combination together provide deep penetration for exfoliation and correction to damaged skin.
Your skin is cleansed to remove dirt, oil and the horny (the outermost layer) of the skin, which allows proper penetration of the Jessner mix. Then, the solution is applied. It will burn slightly; however, we relieve this sensation with a fan blowing cool air on your treated area. It then sits on the skin for 10-15 minutes, the products are applied to help reduce redness and calm the skin. Lastly a physical sunscreen is applied.
The Jessner peel is excellent for men and women if you are concerned about fine lines, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores and acne. Jessner solution is not, however, recommended for darker skin types.
You will peel for about seven days afterwards, do not pick our pull the flaking or peeling skin. Once the process is complete, beautiful new skin is revealed and can be repeated in 4-8 weeks or until your desired results are accomplished. One treatment is adequate, however we do recommend that the peel be preformed in a series.