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Jessner Medical Grade Peel

Chemical peels are treatments that are undergone by many nowadays. They are easy to treat and totally worth it. 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, Our Dr prescription Medical grade Jessner peel solution is a traditional 3 component mixture of lactic Acid 10%, Salicylic Acid 10% and Resorcinol 10%

The Jessner peel is typically a superficial peel, the goal of superficial peeling is to treat conditions confined to the epidermis, while minimizing recovery downtime and risk of side effects. 

How to prepare for Jessner peel?

Our Medical grade jessner peels are safe and comfortable treatments that are cosmetic in nature. It is done to the face. It is merely carried out to give the skin a new feeling and sense of appearance.


First consult with our registered nurse who will decide what peel works for your skin. Once it is determined the client is a good candidate for the peel and all pre-treatment skincare has been completed. The peel can be performed. The skin will be deep cleanse, exfoliate and degrease to remove any oils and dirt. Typically, 

Light peels (Superficial)

As they are light, they do not need much recovery time. Your skin will feel fresh and glow when you leave the clinic. These peels make use of mild acids to gently exfoliate the skin penetrating just the outermost skin layer. One or two coats of the solution will be applied onto the area for a few mins. Clinical signs of reaction completion such as redness and frosting are essential. The peel is neutralised with Sodium carbonate as necessary however, a transient increase in warmth, light burning, or light stinging will likely occur during neutralization. Your comfort is our priority during the process of applying acidic liquid throughout neutralization is assisted with cryotherapy which is use of extreme cold temperature for 5-15 mins to promote soothing and comforting.

Once done, the skin will be cleansed with a PH cleanser again, then hydration mask and LED Light therapy will be applied for 15 mins to accelerate healing. Photoprotection with sunscreens is recommended for daily use.

Jessner peel address concerns as follows

Dull skin

Acne prone

Getting rid of Acne 


Flaky Skin 

Fine lines 

Uneven skin tone

Unclog pores 

Skin redness

Brightening skin tone

Enhancing the absorption of skin care product

Who is required to do this treatment?

Those who want to improve uneven skin tone, dull, fine lines, reduce blackheads, acne skin need to do this treatment. Our registered nurse will help you decide if the peel suits your skin condition. 

How long will the treatment take?

Jessner Peel takes 60 minutes and you are walking out with a glowing skin.

Pre home care includes

• No retinol medication for 48hours.  

• No sun exposure. 

• No smoking 6weeks prior.   

• Take antiviral medication if you suffer from blisters or cold sores.

• Avoid exfoliants or facials and scrubs at least a week prior. 

• Stop waxing, epilation, other hair removal products and hair bleaching one week before.  

Pros and Cons of the treatment

The Pros of this treatment are: 

• Minimal recovery 

• Long lasting effects 

• Treats different sorts of skin conditions.

The Cons of this treatment are: 

• Skin gets sun sensitive. 

• Can cause allergic reactions and cold sores. 

• Minor side effects are bound to occur. 

 Q : Who needs to avoid this treatment?

Those who are pregnant, suffer from outbreaks of cold sores and have keloids cannot undergo this treatment.

Q :  Why is this a good treatment?

Clinical concept– peeling is more than “an ablative technique”: the process uses the inflammatory reaction and dermal stimulation proactively to modify the skin.

Q :  Should I be concerned about the side effect?

Not really, superficial peels are easy to perform and their benefit/ratio risk is very good.

Q :  Do I need to prepare my skin before coming for treatment?

It is good to avoid AHA, retinol medication for 48hours, no direct sun exposure before and after treatment, avoid waxing, laser treatment a week prior to this treatment. This is because It will determine the level of re‐epithelialization, remodelling effects as well as recovery time.

Q :  Does it work and is it permanent?

It is an instantly improving skin texture and the effects of ageing, it's not a permanent result therefore our lifestyle plays an important role in skin health. we can expect acne and dark circles under our eyes. If we're dehydrated and stressed. Some lifestyle habits can cause premature skin aging and result in unhealthy skin. People who smoke cigarettes may look older than they are. 

Frequent question and answers

 Q : At what age can I get a chemical peel done?

It is safe and 18 years and above can undergo this peel as the skin stays healthy in the later years.

Q :  How long for recovery time?

This peel will cause frosting, when parts of your skin turn white during the peel due to the surface of your skin being exfoliated away by the acidic solution. Downtime could last anywhere from a couple of hours to a few days.

Q :  Can I wear makeup after the peel?

Yes, after a light peel, you can wear makeup the very next day itself.

Q :  Is follow up necessary post peel treatment?

Yes, superficial peels penetrate minimally, exfoliate gently, and are best suited for mild skin problems like minor discoloration or rough texture. Can be performed 4-6 weeks apart.