Jessner’s solution induces superficial peeling of the skin. It has been used for cosmetic purposes for over thirty years and is still one of the most popular options for skin rejuvenation. One of the main ingredients of Jessner’s is salicylic acid that deeply penetrates the skin and removes congested sebum and dead skin cells. These peels are superb for skin that suffers with blackheads, acne, congestion, sun damage and pigmentation.
The Jessner’s peel is a mild to moderate form of peeling. Its strength and therefore its peeling effects can be increased, by layering the applications. This would be dependent on the patient’s skin type, skin condition and desired outcome. It can also be used in conjunction with microdermabrasion for a stronger reaction.
We recommend a course of 2 to 6 peels, this is dependent on skin type, skin condition, peel strength and the desired outcome.
Jessner’s solution is at a low pH, so it will sting a little, though will not hurt. Throughout the peel application (10 to 20 mins.) the patient holds a device, which gently blows out cool air – this helps to reduce the sting. Cold compresses are applied after completion to help cool the skin.
Prior to having a Jessner’s peel, we recommend that the skin is primed with active ingredients for at least two weeks prior to the peel. This is to maximise peel outcomes, assist in speeding the healing time and reduces the risk of post peel complications. A specific skin care regime will be recommended to you at your initial consultation.
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