Jessner's Peel removes superficial layers of skin. A Jessner peel consists of a mild peeling agent that lightens areas of hyperpigmentation and treats aged, sun-damaged skin.
The Jessner’s peel is excellent for all skin types. It is used to treat mild to severe acne, discoloration, moderate wrinkling, and sun damage. Peeling the face, neck, hands, and upper chest is also quite effective. It can help patients with acne, oily, or thicker skin, because it tends to decrease oil production and open clogged sebaceous follicles. It also contributes to the healing process of acne.
The Jessner’s peel combines resorcinol, lactic acid, and salicylic acid to result in deeper penetration and greater exfoliation of the outer layers of skin cells. This deeper exfoliation produces noticeable flaking and exfoliation in the following three to four days after the peel, and within a week a smoother, healthier layer of skin will be revealed