The Jessner Peel was designed to remove superficial layers of skin, dry out active acne, dislodge blackheads, reduce shallow wrinkling and scarring, help lighten hyper pigmentation and improve the overall appearance and health of sun-damaged, acne prone, aging skin.
What to expect: NO MASK FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS
Client may experience a warm, tingling or a burning sting during the application. Client may take Ibuprofen prior to treatment to help relieve any discomfort. After application of peel, skin may appear white and frosted. This will subside in a few hours. During the next few days the skin will appear red and progressively deepen to a tan/ brown color. Skin conditions during the peeling process may range from mild stinging, mild swelling and redness, mild crusting and finally peeling. The skin can become very dry, tight and somewhat uncomfortable. Client may notice exasperation of acne after treatment. Results will vary with each client.
*Use of Accutane 6 months prior to the Jessner Peel, during the treatment, and 6 months post peel.
* Prior or current use of Retin-A may increase sensitivity to the acids and intensify the treatment. Suspend use
of Retin-A and/or Vitamin A topicals at least 2-6 weeks prior to treatments.
*Clients with a history of keloids or abnormal scarring should not be treated.
*All skin diseases (other than razor bumps, or acne) should not be treated. Viruses and infections, including but not limited to:
-Active Herpes/ Cold sores, inactive only if on oral RX prior and during tx
-Eczema (inflamed or dormant)
*Waxing, depilatories or laser 2 weeks prior to the peel, and two weeks after the peel.
*Darker skin types 4-6.
*Allergy to aspirin, milk, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid and/or Resorcinol.
*Pregnant or lactating.
*Smokers who cannot refrain from smoking for the first 7-10 days of treatment will have slower healing time
*Do not apply anything to the face for 24 hours (post peel). Keep skin dry 24 hours post peel.
*Do not wear a mask or get water on the face or cleanse for 24 hours following your peel procedure.
*No makeup until peeling is complete.
*Wash with Milky Lotion Cleanser and apply Medical Barrier Cream and sunscreen ONLY to the face until the peeling process is complete.
*Avoid any aloe-based products, as these may cause unnecessary discomfort to the skin.
*Avoid the sun, heat, or excessive dryness.
*Avoid intense exercise for the first two days.
*Do not pick the peeling skin. (Use small scissors to cut off loose skin)
*Discontinue all exfoliating products (acids) for 3 weeks following your treatment.
*Men should shave 12 hours prior to peel and not again until peeling is complete.