A Jessner peel can be helpful for treating a variety of skin conditions and ailments. Here we answer many of the questions that our visitors have asked about how this treatment works.
Jessner’s Solution: Common Questions and Answers
What is Jessner’s solution?
Jessner’s solution is a mild peeling agent that can be used to lighten areas of hyperpigmentation and to treat aged sundamged skin.
Before using the Jessner’s solution to do a peel is there any skin prepping that is necessary, if so what?
Retin-A (tretinoin) applied to the skin each night for 2-3 weeks is recommended to prepare your skin for the peel.
What should not be done before a Jessner peel?
Do not apply on sunburned skin or traumatized skin.
How should the solution be applied?
Use 2″ X 2″ gauze, apply 2-3 thin coats to the entire face, neck or other area to be treated, avoid the eyes.
How long should the solution be left on the skin in order to work effectively on areas of hyperpigmentation?
Leave it on for 10 minutes, then wash off with cool water.
What post care is necessary after a Jessner’s peel?
Stay out of direct sunlight for one week, apply a thin coat of plain Vaseline daily to the treated areas for 4 days.
Are there alternative ways to lighten skin?
Yes, there are some new natural products that can help lighten the skin. One such product is Women’s Natural Whitening Day Cream. There are others but this seems to be the most effective.
What precautions should I be aware of after the peel?
Avoid sunlight, wait one week before using Retin-A on the skin.
How long should I wait between peels in the same area?
You should definitely wait at least 4 weeks between treatments.
How should the Jessner’s solution be stored?
Do not expose to sunlight, and you do not need to refrigerate.
How long is the solution good for?
Are there any areas of the skin the peel works best on?
The ideal areas are your face, back of the hands, chest, and neck are the areas with the most sundamage.
Are there any areas the Jessner peel should clearly not be used on?
Keep out of the eyes, and do not use on the genitals.