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Jessners peel

The Jessners peel is a popular medium-strength chemical peel.

Jessners Peel Side Effects

The treated area can appear red, swollen, or turn shades of pink or brown for up to 72 hours afterwards. A less common side effect is the development of dermatitis, appearing as redness and swelling. Dermatitis can be treated by steroid creams.

Who shouldn't use it: An active skin infection or even a dermatological problem as common as sunburn can be exacerbated by the Jessners solution. The chemicals are not recommended for darker skin either, as it can increase problems with uneven pigmentation. Pregnant women should not come in contact with the chemicals used during a Jessners peel either. Jessners peel should not be used by people with tanned, brown or black skin - it may cause darker skin to become blotchy and unevenly pigmented.

Drawbacks: Jessners requires two to six applications for full results. It cannot be used by people with tan, brown or black skin.

Recovery Time For Jessners Peel

Your skin may feel tight, dry, and noticeably sensitive during the first three days after a Jessners peel. You may also see patches of darkened skin - an indication that your old skin is peeling. After the third day, the top layer of skin will peel off, giving way to the fresher skin beneath.

After care for Jessners peel: Until your outer layer of skin has completely shed, avoid the use of makeup. Coat the skin with a moisturizer for at least four days to protect and hydrate the skin. Picking at the flakes or scrubbing the skin prematurely can cause scarring, infection, or discoloration. Avoid the sun for a week after a Jessners peel.

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