The solution used in Jessner’s Peel induces a superficial peeling of the skin and is particularly effective for treating oily skin and acne conditions in some people. A main ingredient of Jessner’s is salicylic acid which deeply penetrates the skin, and removes congested sebum and dead skin cells. The solutions can be applied in a layered fashion which provides a variety of results.
What can Jessner’s peel treat?
Retexturise thickened or oily skin
Improve the appearance of large pores
Improve absorption of products through exfoliation of the skin’s upper layer
Blackheads and acne prone skin
Acne-prone areas on the body (back, arms and chest)
In-grown hairs (follicular barbae)
**Results may vary from person to person**
Allergies to aspirin-based products, resorcinol or lactic acid
Use of roaccutane
Seek additional medical advice if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Facial surgery in the last 12 months
Open wounds, including eczema, dermatitis, rosacea
Cancer or radiation therapy
Waxing, laser therapy, IPL or injectable treatments in the last week
Please advise the dermal therapist or registered nurse if you are prone to cold sores.
How many sessions do I need?
A course of 3-6 peels is recommended, dependent on your skin type, the skin condition to be treated, the peel strength and desired outcome.
What does it feel like?
Jessner’s solution is of a low pH meaning that it will sting a little bit. During the 10-20 minutes of application, patients hold a device that gently blows cool air to help reduce the sting.
How will my skin look?
For 12-48 hours you can expect mild to moderate redness and mild sensitivity
Make up can be worn immediately after treatment
Skin will likely feel tight and dry
Peeling skin that is removed prematurely can cause infection and scarring
If you are prone to cold sores you may have an outbreak
Hyperpigmentation for up to 12 months
A mild, temporary swelling of the treatment area may be experienced by some clients
Full Face & Neck: $180
Add HEALITE II LED Light Therapy: $20
Add Sonophoresis Vitamin Infusion: $20
Courses of treatments are available at a discount when purchased up front.
10% discount for a package of 3 purchased up front
15% discount for a package of 6 purchased up front
Patient After-Care for Superficial Peels
Changes that can be expected for 7-14 days include:
Day 1-3: Dry, tight skin with some sensitivity and moderate redness
Day 2-5: Areas of darkened skin (the old skin getting ready to peel off)
Day 3-7: Peeling or light flaking
For 5-7 days post-peel:
Do not exfoliate or pick off peeling skin
Avoid products that contain AHA’s, BHA’s, Vitamin A (Retinol), astringents or exfoliating granules
Don’t expose your skin to the sun
Apply sunscreen daily
The skin should be kept moist for this time so apply moisturiser as necessary
Avoid exercise, saunas, salt and chlorine pools, steam baths and hot showers for 48 hours
Don’t use waxing, IPL, laser or depilatory creams for 2 weeks
Tanning products should not be used for 2 weeks
Suggested Homecare for 5-7 days
Avoiding exfoliating products for 5-7 days is important after a Jessner’s peel, as is avoidance of sun sensitivities so applying a sunscreen daily is strongly advised. We recommend the following regimes:
We recommend that your skin is primed with active ingredients for at least two weeks before the Jessner’s peel to maximise the outcome, improve healing time and reduce complication risk.
If I am interested, what now?
Your first step is an initial consultation with Dr Oates. You do not need a GPs referral for this consultation. Or you can have a complementary consultation with one of our Dermal Therapists or Registered Nurses.
You may wish to speak with one of our qualified Dermal Therapists or Registered Nurses prior to seeing Dr Oates. During this free consultation, a Dermal Therapist/Registered Nurse can discuss both surgical and non-surgical options to treat your cosmetic concern(s).