Say goodbye to tired and dull-looking skin and achieve the youthfulness you deserve with one of a variety of chemical peels we offer to treat acne, fine wrinkles, minor skin discoloration, and sun damage. A skincare professional at MetroDerm will recommend a peel that meets your skin care needs:
Salicylic Acid Peel
A salicylic acid peel encourages the shedding of skin and shrinks pores. It is ideal for patients whi have oily skin, because it is fat and oil soluble, which gives it more penetrative power. Salicylic acid also provides marked improvements in skin tone, texture, and clarity for acne sufferers while lightening surface scarring. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, salicylic acid works well for those with sensitive skin. The benefits of this peel include:
- Loosening and removal of aging cells, oils, and debris
- Stimulation of new skin cell production
- Increase in collagen formation
- Penetration and cleansing of sebum-filled follicles and pores
- Encouragement of softer, smoother, and more supple skin
The Jessner is used to treat normal to oily skin, acne, and sun-damaged skin. It is generally considered a medium-level peel containing 14% of each acid, salicylic, lactic, and resorcinol. The depth of this peel is determined by the number of layers applied during application and the tolerance level of the skin. It is recommended that new users begin with one to three layers for a light or medium peel. Generally, four to six layers will result in a medium to deep peel and secven to eight layers can result in a deep peel. The distinct blend of acids work in synergy to combat hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and rough texture to reveal vibrant glowing skin.
The Jessner solution may make your skin become red and take on a frosting appearance during application. In some cases, the skin will have a temporary anesthesia or numbing effect. The skin may appear red or dark for several days while recovering. Breakouts may also occur after peeling. This reaction is normal, and the breakout is due to the pores cleansing and bringing debris to the surface. Your skin should begin to balance out within a few weeks, leading to clearer and less oily skin. Downtime will vary depending on how many layers are applied.
The Jessner is suitable for most skin types and has the following benefits:
- Improved skin tone, texture, and clarity
- Reduction of acne, clogged pores, shallow wrinkles, and fine lines
- Increase in collagen and elastin production
Each patient is unique; therefore, results may vary.