Jessner’s Peel: Top-Of-The-Line Rejuvenation
A Jessner’s Peel is one of the most effective light cosmetic peels that help treat sun damaged skin and lighten hyper-pigmented skin. It is designed to remove superficial layers of skin, revealing new, smooth and brighter skin beneath. Although a Jessner’s Peel is an excellent option for all skin types, it is particularly beneficial for patients with acne because is opens blocked sebaceous follicles and reduces oil production, therefore promoting the process of healing acne. Shereen Timani, M.D. at Johns Creek Dermatology in Johns Creek, GA, mostly applies a Jessner’s Peel to the face, but knows it also provides beautiful results when used on the neck, hands, and chest areas.
How Does a Jessner’s Peel Work?
A Jessner’s Peel is a medium depth peel, which means that it can improve more extensive skin damage and discoloration than a typical Alpha-hydroxy surface peel. The reason that a Jessner’s Peel has the ability for deeper penetration and greater exfoliation of the outer layers of skin cells is that it combines three effective sloughing agents in its formulation: resorcinol, lactic acid, and salicylic acid.
At Johns Creek Dermatology, Dr. Timani starts the procedure with an application of glycolic cleanser to the chosen treatment area. This removes the outermost layer of skin and oil so that the solution penetrates more thoroughly. She then will apply the Jessner solution to the area. You may experience a slight stinging or burning sensation, which will abate quickly. With deeper exfoliation peeling agents such as the Jessner’s peel, you will experience noticeable flaking and exfoliation within three to four days after the peel, and the underlying skin may be pink for a few days. We will provide you an after-peel program to manage the peeling and maintain the newly revealed smoother, healthier layer of skin.
Every patient is unique; therefore, results may vary.
Johns Creek Dermatology is the place to go for aesthetic treatments such as peels and injectables. Make an appointment to see what you can do to revitalize and rejuvenate your skin. Our office is conveniently located to serve Johns Creek and the surrounding cities of Milton, Cumming, Sugar Hill, and Roswell.