The Jessner peel is a 14% blend of equal parts salicylic acid, lactic acid and resorcinol. This peel is commonly used to address a variety of skin concerns, including acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin tone and texture.
The strength of the Jessner peel is determined by the number of layers applied: 1-3 layers for a light peel, 4-6 layers for a medium peel, 7-8 layers for a deeper peel. Individuals with medium to dark skintones are advised to NOT apply the Jessner solution beyond 4-6 layers, due to the increased risk of hyperpigmentation.
Chemical peels work by causing controlled damage to the outer layers of the skin, which triggers a healing response. When performing a Jessner peel, you may experience a mild to moderate burning or stinging sensation as the acid penetrates the skin. After the peel, the skin will likely be red, swollen, and tender. Over the next several days, the skin may begin to darken and peel or flake off, revealing smoother, brighter, and clearer skin underneath.
Depending on the depth of the peel performed, the recovery time can range from a few days to a week or more. It is important to follow proper pre and post peel instructions and to avoid picking at any peeling or flaking skin that may occur.
The Jessner peel is generally safe for all skin tones and types, particularly those with oily or acne-prone skin. For individuals with medium to dark skintones, due to the increased risk of hyperpigmentation, we suggest exercising caution when perfrorming the Jessner peel and to apply minimal layers to avoid over-treating the skin. It is highly recommended for all peel users to perform a patch test before applying any peel to a large area of the skin.
It's important to be patient and take a gradual approach when it comes to chemical peels. By first introducing your skin to mild, low strength peels and slowly working your way up to higher strengths, you are safely building up your skin's tolerance and minimizing the risk of adverse reactions.
Jessner Peel targets hyperpigmentation caused by acne, age spots and melasma. Helps balance skin by unclogging pores and reducing inflammation; stimulates collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Jessner Peel also helps to improve overall skin texture and radiance
Help maintain long-term results of your Jessner peel by keeping the skin hydrated with regular use of Medpeel Hydra-Plump 2.5% Hyaluronic Serum and wearing sun protection of SPF 30+. Use a Medpeel Daily Exfoliator, such as AHA Vitamin C 10%, to help gently buff away any peeling or flaking skin and to keep skin clear and smooth.
Pale, porcelain, or ivory
Burns easily, never tans.
Fair, beige or cream
Burns easily, tans with difficulty.
Light brown, golden, olive
Slow to burn, will tan.
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Slow to burn, tans easily.
May never burn, tans easily.