JESSNER'S PEEL Jessner's Peel is a medium depth peel designed for more extensive damage than regular peels can improve.
It is made from salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid), lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) and resorcinol. It will improve the overall appearance of your facial skin by removing the damaged outer layer, and as a result, facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation are virtually eliminated.
The Jessner's peel is one that causes more redness and peeling than standard alpha or beta acid peels. During the first 1 -3 days, skin subjected to a mild Jessner's peel can develop a persistent mild red-brown coloration. For 2 -3 days, the skin feels like a layer of plastic film has been applied, and then it exfoliates for an additional 2-4 days.
Normally the skin appears windburned with moderate flaking but actual peeling is rare. With a stronger Jessner's peel the exfoliation may last as long as 8 -10 days. The depth of a Jessner's peel is related to the preparation of the skin prior to peeling, the sensitivity of the skin, the number of coats of solution that are applied and the method of application.