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Jessner Peel FAQ’s
- What is a Jessner Peel?
- What can it treat?
- What are the benefits of having a Jessner Peel?
- Who are the best candidates?
- Contra-indications (Reasons you may not be suitable)
- How many treatments do you need and how often?
- How do you prepare your skin?
- What does a Jessner Peel feel like?
- What can you expect after the treatment?
- After care
- Possible side effects & complications
- How do you maintain the results?
- How much does it cost?
- Call us and book online
- See Before & After photos of our clients.
What Is A Jessner Peel?
A Jessner peel is a mild to moderate chemical peel, which induces superficial peeling of the skin. It has been used for skin rejuvenation purposes for over thirty years and is still one of the most popular chemical peels especially for oily and acne skin conditions.
This is due to one of the main ingredients of the Jessner peel solution being salicylic acid, which deeply penetrates the skin and removes congested sebum and dead skin cells.
Jessner peels are superb for skin that suffers with blackheads, acne, congestion, enlarged pores, sun damage and pigmentation.
Its strength and therefore its peeling effects can be increased, by layering the applications. This is dependent on the persons skin type, skin condition and desired outcome. It can also be used in conjunction with microdermabrasion for a stronger reaction.
What Can It Treat?
- Sun damage
- Acne and congested skins (pimples, blackheads and whiteheads)
- Enlarged pores
- Pigmentation (sun spots, freckles and melasma)
- Fine lines.
What Are The Benefits?
- Skin is smoother and has a healthy glow
- Reduces oiliness and congestion
- General pigmentation problems may be reduced
- Acne is improved and large pores become less prominent
- Helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Who Are The Best Candidates?
- Both men and women of all ages
- All skin types showing signs of oiliness, acne, congestion, open pores or pigmentation
- Good for people with darker skin colour.
Contraindications (Reasons why may not be suitable for you)
- Allergies to aspirin based products (salicylates), resorcinol or lactic acid
- Roaccutane use in the last 6 months
- Dermatitis or infection in the area to be treated
- Abnormal wound healing.
How Many Treatments Do You Need?
How Do You Prepare Your Skin?
Prior to having a Jessner peel, we recommend that the skin is primed with active ingredients for at least two weeks prior to the peel. This is to maximise peel outcomes, assist in speeding the healing time and reduce the risk of post peel complications. A specific skin care regime will be recommended to you at your initial consultation.
What Does It Feel Like?
The Jessner peel solution is at a low pH, so it will sting a little, though will not hurt. Throughout the peel application (10 to 20 mins.) the patient holds a device, which gently blows out cool air which helps to reduce the sting. Cold compresses are applied after completion to help cool the skin.
What Can You Expect After The Treatment?
- Mild to moderate redness and sensitivity (similar to a sunburn) lasting 12 to 48 hours.
- Skin feels dry and tight and may have a reddish brown colour.
- Some darkened areas of skin may occur (this is skin preparing to peel).
- Slight crusting and/or scabbing in particular areas may develop. If so, do not rub or pick the skin.
- Varying amounts of flaking/peeling can occur for approximately 3-7 days after your treatment. It is very important not to pick or peel the skin prematurely as this can lead to prolonged healing or even scarring.
- Makeup is fine to use, though just keeping the skin moist often looks better and assists in faster peeling time.
- After the skin has shed it has a healthy glow, feels softer, smoother and is more even in colour, with less breakouts.
- Most people go straight back to their normal activities that day.
- It is best not to apply make-up for the rest of the day.
- Avoid the use of moisturisers or lotions containing active ingredients such as retinol, glycolic acids, perfumes and colours.
- Keep your skin moist with the skin care provided to you for 3-7 days or until your skin is no longer sensitive.
- Your skin will be a little more sensitive to the sun so keep sun exposure to a minimum. Please wear a hat and sunscreen daily. This should be a regular routine for you anyway.
- Continue with your usual active skin care once the skin is no longer sensitive.
Possible Side Effects and Complications
- If the peeling skin is removed prematurely, prolonged healing and or infection is possible and may lead to a scar.
- Possible herpes simplex outbreak if prone to cold sores.
- Hyperpigmentation (darker areas of pigment on the skin) lasting 1 to 12 months.
How Do You Maintain The Results?
How Much Does It Cost?
Call us on (08) 9300 3663, or book your initial consultation online now.
Before and After Pictures
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