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Jessner’s Chemical Peel

A medium-depth chemical peel used to treat aging skin,
acne scarring, brown spots, and more

What is Jessner’s Chemical Peel?

Jessner’s Chemical Peel is a state-of-the-art chemical peel for skin rejuvenation. As a medium-depth peel, it’s a powerful way to remove superficial layers of skin that are affected by sun damage and other unwanted age-related changes. This peel sports a unique formula that penetrates the upper layer of the dermis. Traditionally, the formula combines 14% resorcinol, salicylic acid, and lactic acid in an ethanol base – and each component plays an important role. First, salicylic acid helps to break up and remove keratinized, or hardened skin cells that make up the epidermis (outer most skin layers). Lactic acid offers some hydrating relief to these tissues simultaneously. The final active ingredient, resorcinol, helps act as an antiseptic, cleansing the treatment areas.  Jessner’s Chemical Peel helps to restore your skin’s vitality on the face or any other parts of the body!

Jessner’s Chemical Peel For Acne and Scarring

Jessner’s Chemical Peel can be a great way to restore skin smoothness from acne and acne scarring. As this peel works to remove the outer layer of skin and facilitate the skin’s natural healing mechanisms, acne scars can be evened out. Removing superficial skin helps smooth out the surface of the skin, reducing the appearance of scars, and the body will work to rebuild the new layers of skin with new collagen and healthy cells for a refreshed, glowing appearance.

Jessner’s Chemical Peel For Aging Hands

Jessner’s Chemical Peel can be a great way to restore youth to aging hands. In deconstructing the superficial layer of skin, this treatment triggers an inflammatory response, leading to its natural healing. This helps refresh and rebuild the skin in these areas, evening out the skin’s surface. By treating the hands with Jessner’s peel, the skin’s wrinkles and lines that may form with age can be smoothened and the result is more even, vibrant skin on the hands. Jessner’s chemical peel thus offers a great way to turn back the clock on the hands, and other areas of the body for that matter!

Jessner’s Chemical Peel For Sunspots / Brown Spots

Jessner’s Chemical Peel can also be a powerful treatment for eliminating sun-damaged brown spots. As we age, the sun’s UV light can cause pigmentation-producing cells called melanocytes to over-produce pigmentation, leading to splotches of dark brown coloration. Luckily with Jessner’s chemical peel, you don’t have to live with these sunspots! This chemical peel works to remove the outermost layer of skin, which helps even out any pigmentation abnormalities in the process. also, the body’s natural healing processes are triggered, with removal of sun damaged skin cells and finally renewal of new cells and beautiful new skin. As the hyperpigmentation clears up, the skin is restored to its youthful even tone.

How long do results last?

Results from Jessner’s Chemical Peel should be very long-lasting. Removal of age-related wrinkles, lines, and brown spots should last many months on average. The formation of other new sunspots and wrinkles is inevitable over time with further sun exposure and aging. Maintenance treatments may be required to keep results longer lasting.

What should I expect with Jessner’s Chemical Peel treatment?

To start, you and Dr. Brandish will develop an individualized treatment plan to determine if Jessner’s Chemical Peel is the best tool for the desired result.

Once Jessner’s Chemical Peel is identified as the proper treatment, the skin will be cleaned and prepped for the procedure. The patient will lie resting in our treatment chair, relaxed. Jessner’s liquid solution will be applied to the desired areas using a cotton-tipped applicator or gauze. Several passes over the treatment area/areas will be needed to maximize results. There may be a mild stinging or burning sensation during the solution application that will last only  2-3 minutes. After the solution absorbs into the skin, a toning solution may be applied to cool and soothe the skin.

Although advanced precautions are taken at Brandish Clinic to more easily perform optimal treatments with minimal downtime, the procedure can make the skin sensitive to light for the days after the procedure. Be sure to stay out of the sun as much as possible and always have protective sunscreen applied to the skin. The skin will peel and be mildly red for a few days to a couple of weeks while healing. When it is fully healed, the skin will be revitalized and have a more clear complexion!

Several treatments may be required to maximize the outcome in patients with more severe conditions.

Are there side effects to be aware of with Jessner’s Chemical Peel?

Side effects may occur with Jessner’s Chemical Peel. The most common side effects are as follows:

– Redness or swelling
– Peeling of skin
– Stinging or burning

These side effects tend to be mild and should dissipate on their own in the week following the procedure. More severe side effects include pigmentation changes and infection, but these are extremely rare.

Jessner’s Chemical Peel Summary

Jessner’s Chemical Peel is a procedure that utilizes the application of a carefully-crafted acidic liquid solution to the skin. This solution is formulated to initiate medium-depth peeling of the outermost layers of the skin so new layers may form in their place. This refreshes the skin and revitalizes its appearance as it helps break down hyperpigmented brown spots and even out wrinkles and scarring.

How do I get started?

If you’re interested in hearing more or in scheduling an appointment, contact our office at

and we’ll take care of you. We offer free consultation appointments as well if you’d like to simply go over any problem areas and see if Jessner’s Chemical Peel or other treatment options may be the most effective solution.