Like all other chemical peels, the Jessner peel is done by brushing an acidic liquid onto the skin to remove the top layers and encourage new, younger-looking skin to grow.
The Jessner peel was first formulated over a hundred years ago, and it’s still in use today thanks to its ability to:
• reduce dark patches and age spots
• even out skin tone
• reduce the appearance of scars
• smooth fine lines and wrinkles
• treat melasma (skin discoloration), hyperpigmentation, and acne scars
While many chemical peels can cause lasting discoloration on darker skin, a recent small study found that a modified Jessner’s solution safely and effectively reduces melasma and pigment imperfections in darker skin.
The Jessner peel is typically a medium peel, which means it removes skin cells from the top layer of your skin, the epidermis, and the upper portion of the middle layer, the dermis. However, it can also be used as a superficial peel, which has a faster healing time but needs to be performed more often to get the results of a deeper peel.
It is necessary to store Jessner’s peeling in a dark container in a cool place with a tightly closed lid, since resorcinol darkens in the light and when air is available.
salicylic acid – 12%, resorcinol -15%, lactic acid – 10%, citric acid – 5%