The Jessner’s Peel: What It Is and What to Expect

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Are you having visions of Samantha from Sex and The City right now?! The bright red swollen face, hiding out for a week? No worries! That is definitely NOT what a Jessner’s Peel is. This peel is a moderate chemical treatment that can be administered as a single treatment, or as a series of 3 treatments over an 8 week period. The series builds on the effect of each prior chemical application. Whether you choose to do a single treatment or partake in the slightly more aggressive series, both will produce improvement in the texture, brightness and luminosity of your skin.

The actual treatment itself consists of up to 3 applications of the Jessner’s solution, followed by a single application of Retinoic acid. At this time, your skin may feel warm with some prickliness. This feeling will subside within a few minutes, as the solution moves through the skin. Once the chemical movement in the skin stops, your skin will immediately feel firmer, smoother and tighter. A heavy moisturizer and UV protectant will be applied before you leave the office and go about your day. The most important post treatment activity a patient can do, is to keep the skin heavily moisturized and protected with a UV protectant. Your skin care nurse can make the appropriate recommendations for both.

Within 24-48 hours of the chemical application, actual peeling will begin. Oh, not the scary peeling that Samantha had! Absolutely not! This type of peeling is more like a sunburn peel, and the entire peeling process will take approximately 3-5 days. No hiding out or wearing disguises! At day 7, you come back into the office for dermaplaning. Dermaplaning is a manual, light scraping of the skin that helps with getting the last little bit of residual dead skin off. It is included in the cost of the peel and once complete, bright, new healthy skin will be revealed!

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