Jessner Peel | Chemical Peel for Face
You’ve likely heard the buzz about the Jessner Peel. So is this chemical peel for face worth the hype? Our answer is a resounding, “YES”! With a unique combination of acids, it’s great for most skin types and all kinds of skin issues — including photodamage, hyperpigmentation and acne. It’s simple: what’s not to love about a facial peel that’s highly reparative and anti-aging? Let’s drill down on why you should consider adding it to your skincare regime:
What is a Jessner Peel?
The Jessner Peel is a medium to depth peel that’s a combination of alpha-hydroxy (AHA) acids and beta-hydroxy acids (BHA). These active ingredients are offered in a 14% solution in a predefined ratio to peel the skin in a controlled manner. Each acid has a very specific function within the formulation. Together, they work perfectly to provide exceptional results to multiple layers of the skin — from the surface of the skin through to the upper layer of the dermis. Specifically:
- Salicylic acid works to dissolve hardened skin cells in the uppermost layer of the skin.
- Lactic acid is extremely hydrating.
- TCA or Trichloroacetic Acid is known for its natural antiseptic properties.
This standard Jessner Peel formulation has a pH level of 1.9. However, another advantage of this peel is that it can be modified to include other acids, including glycolic, mandelic, azelaic and phytic, which can change the specific pH level. This gives the esthetician great flexibility to customize treatment to your specific skin needs.
How Does It Work? What Results Can I Expect?
At the surface layer of the skin, the Jessner peel will remove debris, oils and dead skin cells, in order to reveal the healthy skin underneath. But what’s more exciting is what’s happening under the skin. The Jessner peel will trigger the body’s natural inclination to heal itself — sparking a powerful process of skin repair from the inside out. As a result of this dual action, the peel can:
- Improve skin’s texture and tone
- Brighten complexion
- Diminish signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimize enlarged pores
- Clear acne and balancing oily or congested skin
- Treat acne scars and other types of scarring
- Reduce hyperpigmentation or diffuse redness
- Fade the appearance of sunspots and dark marks
- Repair photodamage
- Relieve rosacea and melasma
What Jessner Peel Side Effects Can I Expect?
A slight stinging sensation may occur during application, which usually subsides in a few moments. Immediately following treatment, skin may appear flushed and slightly sensitive, which usually subsides within several hours to two days. Severe side effects are rare. Specifically, blanching of the skin can occur if the solution penetrates too deeply into the skin. This only happens as the result of technician error. This is why we advise seeking treatment from a reputable medical spa, like Smooth Synergy, with an experienced esthetician, who’s used the Jessner peel on many people with multiple skin tones and skin concerns. Another possible side effect is hyperpigmentation, which, typically, only happens as the result of too much sun exposure following a peel.
What Peel Post Care Can I Expect?
Jessner Peel aftercare is extremely important. That’s because the peel is a leave-in solution that’s self-neutralizing. In essence, this means you’ll leave Smooth Synergy with the solution in its active state on your face. It must be left there undisturbed for at least eight hours following application. At this point, water and product may be applied. Typically, the peeling process will begin 2-3 days following treatment and will last anywhere from 3-7 days. It’s important to note that the peeling process varies from person to person. Even if there’s no peeling at all, the chemical peel will still be effective. Be sure your aftercare includes:
- Wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ daily (to avoid UV damage / hyperpigmentation)
- Avoiding incidental sun exposure
- Refraining from picking or scrubbing skin on the treatment area
- Staying hydrated
- Moisturizing the treatment area liberally
What Jessner Peel Cost Can I Expect? How Often to Get a Face Peel?
The Jessner Chemical Peel price depends on your skin condition to begin with, as well as your individual skincare goals. You will notice immediate skin improvements following a single Jessner Peel treatment. However, a course of treatment is recommended for best results or to target a specific skincare concern. Initially, we suggest scheduling a monthly Jessner Peel treatment for 3-6 months. After completing a series of treatments, you and your esthetician can create a maintenance plan that’s right for you.
Where to Get a Jessner Peel Near Me? Where to Get a Chemical Peel, NYC?
Smooth Synergy Medical Spa offers a complete menu of exfoliation treatments, including the Jessner Chemical Peel, Microdermabrasion and Dermaplaning. To find out which treatment is best for you, call us at 212-397-0111. An expert in beauty is here to customize a treatment plan for your particular skin type and skincare concern.