Jessners Skin Peel

WHAT IS A JESSNERS PEEL?

A Jessners skin peel is a mild to moderate chemical peel, which induces superficial peeling of the skin. It has been used for skin rejuvenation purposes for over thirty years and is still one of the most popular chemical peels, especially for oily and acne skin conditions. This is due to one of the main ingredients of the Jessner peel solution being salicylic acid, which as a result deeply penetrates the skin and removes congested sebum and dead skin cells. A Jessners skin peel is superb for skin that suffers with blackheads, acne, congestion, enlarged pores, sun damage and pigmentation. Its strength and therefore its peeling effects can be increased by layering the applications. This is dependent on the persons skin type, skin condition and desired outcome. It can also be used in conjunction with microdermabrasion for a stronger reaction.

WHAT CAN IT TREAT

• Sun damage
• Acne and congested skins (pimples, blackheads and whiteheads)
• Enlarged pores
• Acne is improved and large pores become less prominent
• Pigmentation (sun spots, freckles and melanoma)
• Fine lines

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS

• Skin is smoother and has a healthy glow
• Reduces oiliness and congestion
• General pigmentation problems may be reduced
• Acne is improved and large pores become less prominent
• Helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles

HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO YOU NEED?

We recommend a course of 2 to 6 peels, this is dependent on skin type, skin condition, peel strength and the desired outcome.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE YOUR SKIN?

Prior to having a Jessner 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 and assist in speeding the healing time and reduce the risk of post peel complications. A specific skin care regime will be recommended to you at your initial consultation.

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?

The Jessner peel solution is at a low pH, so it will sting a little, though will not hurt. Throughout the peel application (10 to 20 minutes) the patient holds a device, which gently blows out cool air which helps to reduce the sting. Cold compresses are applied after completion to help cool the skin.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?

• Mild to moderate redness and sensitivity (similar to a sunburn) lasting 12 to 48 hours.
• Skin feels dry and tight and may have a reddish brown colour.
• Some darkened areas of skin may occur (this is skin preparing to peel).
• Slight crusting and/or scabbing in particular areas may develop. If so, do not rub or pick the skin.
• Varying amounts of flaking/peeling can occur for approximately 3-7 days after your treatment. It is very important not to pick or peel the skin prematurely as this can lead to prolonged healing or even scarring.
• Makeup is fine to use, though just keeping the skin moist often looks better and assists in faster peeling time.
• After the skin has shed it has a healthy glow, feels softer, smoother and is more even in colour, with less breakouts.

AFTER CARE

• Most people go straight back to their normal activities that day.
• It is best not to apply make-up for the rest of the day.
• Avoid the use of moisturisers or lotions containing active ingredients such as retinol, glycolic acids, perfumes and colours.
• Keep your skin moist with the skin care provided to you for 3-7 days or until your skin is no longer sensitive.
• Your skin will be a little more sensitive to the sun so keep sun exposure to a minimum. Please wear a hat and sunscreen daily. This should be a regular routine for you anyway.
• Continue with your usual active skin care once the skin is no longer sensitive.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS AND COMPLICATIONS

• If the peeling skin is removed prematurely, prolonged healing and or infection is possible and may lead to a scar.
• Possible herpes simplex outbreak if prone to cold sores.
• Hyperpigmentation (darker areas of pigment on the skin) lasting 1 to 12 months.

HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN THE RESULTS?

Finally, home care products for long-term maintenance will be recommended to you by your Dermal Therapist during your initial consultation according to your individual requirements.

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