What is Jessner’s Peel?
Jessner Peeling is one of the most effective and quickest methods of cleansing and rejuvenating the skin. The procedure of this peeling involves the application of a special composition to the entire face, excluding the delicate area around the eyes, as a result of which a uniform active exfoliation of the skin begins.
Jessner’s peel preparations contain three main ingredients – lactic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol, presented in an equal concentration of 14%. Lactic acid helps exfoliate dead cells, whitens, activates collagen synthesis, moisturizes, and stimulates cell renewal. Salicylic acid works as an antiseptic effectively and quickly penetrates the skin layers, thereby cleansing the pores from impurities, dries up inflammation, and prevents itching after the peeling procedure. Resorcinol is a component that enhances the effect of lactic and salicylic acids in the peeling. In addition, it quickly destroys harmful bacteria.
Any procedure of this level requires prior preparation and specialist advice.
At DerMA clinic, our specialized dermatologist, Dr. Sajic peruse and assess the problem and provide varying options for treatment.
As a rule, in order to better prepare the skin of the face and thereby somewhat facilitate the active process of peeling, you can use 1-2 peeling sessions in the salon or choose products based on fruit acids for home care. The duration of such session is decided individually in the beautician’s office.
On the day of your Jessner peel, avoid using moisturizers or any fruit acid-based products.
DerMA clinic, Guelph Area peeling procedure begins with cleansing the skin from decorative cosmetics and impurities. Special products with pH 4.5 – 5.5 are applied to the surface with light massage movements and washed off after 30 seconds. Then the surface of the skin is degreased with an alcohol solution. After that, the preparation layer is very quickly but neatly distributed over the entire face area, excluding the area around the eyes. At this stage, the patient feels a burning sensation and a strong smell of the drug. After a couple of minutes, the face’s skin is covered with a whitish bloom of salicylic acid crystals, which are an indicator of uniform application.
At the end of the procedure, the solution is not washed off the face. Additionally, a moisturizer or a soothing mask is applied. The composition is washed off the face after 5-6 hours on its own. After washing, apply an ointment containing a high concentration of panthenol.
The state of your appearance the next day after the procedure depends on the duration of the drug exposure and the number of applications. Symptoms can range from mild redness and slight swelling to severe burning and tightness of the skin.
The exfoliation process takes place on the third day after the peeling procedure. The duration of the peeling of the skin can take up to 7-9 days.
Stimulation of skin renewal occurs by removing the upper layers and will be safe if the cosmetologist’s recommendations are followed.
After peeling procedure, it is important to only apply products approved by the doctor to the face.
One procedure is sufficient to obtain a visible but small result from Jessner peeling. However, after completing a course of 5-8 peels, the deeper forms of pigmentation and wrinkles are removed. Repeat the procedure only after the complete restoration of the skin!
The frequency of Jessner peels depends on the age of the client (the younger they are, the faster the tissue is restored, meaning there is an opportunity to exfoliate the skin more frequently). The average interval between peels is 10 days to 2 weeks.