The Jessner peel is done by brushing the solution onto the skin to remove the top layers and encourage new, younger looking skin to grow. Your skin will slough and peel as it exfoliates over a short period of time generally 3-5 days. Peeling time varies from individual to individual and some people do not have visible peeling which we call micro peeling. It can only be seen under a microscope essentially.
The Jessner peel treats and has the ability to address many different skin conditions and concerns such as: reduce dark patches and age spots, even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of scars, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, treat melasma (skin discolouration), hyperpigmentation and acne scarring
Jessner’s solution safely and effectively reduces melasma and pigment imperfections when administered in a medical setting such as Face First Medical Aesthetics and Wellness.
Chemical Peel Post Care
What to expect after a peel
After the peel, your skin may continue to burn or sting for 20 minutes or more. Your skin will be red, swollen, and tight for the first 24 hours or so. After that, the swelling will go down and your skin will begin peeling. Your skin may darken or even develop brown patches during this time, but the spots rarely stay after the skin has healed. Once the skin begins peeling off, new smooth skin will be revealed. It can take five to seven days after a medium peel to develop new skin, and the redness can last for months in some cases. It can take up to 7–14 days to heal completely and see the full results of the peel. We generally recommend a series of 3 treatments for full potential results. Results vary based on external factors such as skin type, age, weather, lifestyle, and hormones.
Taking care of your skin after a peel:
To stay comfortable after a peel and improve healing, you should:
Apply ice packs or use a fan to relieve the burning. Just be careful to not let the skin dry out in front of the fan. Moisturize frequently. Apply moisturizer any time your skin feels tight, dry, or itchy. You may need to apply moisturizer frequently in the days following a peel. Follow all aftercare instructions your doctor gives you. Your doctor will ask you to follow a skin care regimen including gentle cleansing and antibiotic ointment if necessary. Your skin can take on a darkened rough appearance this is normal and will slough away once the skin starts to Peel. Do not pick, peel, or rub your skin. The peeling outer layer acts like a bandage and protects the new skin underneath. Removing this layer too soon can lead to burning, pain, and potential scarring. To reduce the risk of scarring, you do not want to remove the dry, rough, dead skin faster than your body wants to. Hot water in the shower and sweating can also cause your skin to come off too soon please refrain from strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours post procedure. Prevent sun exposure. The skin is especially sensitive to the sun after a peel. Completely avoid the sun until your skin is fully healed, and be careful to use proper sun-protective clothing and sunscreen in the months following to prevent dark spots from developing and protect against damaging sun burns.
At Face First Medical Aesthetics and Wellness we recommend our Broad Spectrum spf 50 for maximum protection and Alastin skin nectar.
If you are bothered by the redness and peeling of your skin, you can wear makeup.