Chemical Peels

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Jessner’s Peel

Jessner’s Peel is a superior treatment designed to remove superficial layers of skin. It’s one of the most effective light cosmetic peel available. A Jessner’s peel consists of a mild peeling agent that can be used to lighten areas of hyperpigmentation and to treat aged sun damaged skin.

The Jessner’s peel is excellent for all skin types. It smoothes and rejuvenates skin, producing beautiful results in treating mild to severe acne, discoloration, moderate wrinkling, and sun damage. Peeling the face, neck, hands, and upper chest are also quite effective.

The Jessner’s peel is very beneficial for patients with acne, oily, or thicker skin, because it tends to decrease oil production and open clogged sebaceous follicles. It also contributes to the healing process of acne.

The Jessner’s peel combines resorcinol, lactic acid, and salicylic acid to result in deeper penetration and greater exfoliation of the outer layers of skin cells. This deeper exfoliation produces noticeable flaking and exfoliation in the following three to four days after the peel, and within a week a smoother, healthier layer of skin will be revealed.

What is a Jessner’s peel treatment?
A Jessner’s peel is a medium-depth peel that is designed to improve more extensive skin damage than an alpha-hydroxyl-acid peel can provide. It is made of salicylic acid, for penetration, lactic acid for exfoliation and resorcinol (which is great for the treatment of acne). The Jessner’s peel is excellent for all skin types.
How does a Jessner’s peel treatment benefit?
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation
  • Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves overall complexion
  • Helps loosen stubborn acne
  • Restores a youthful glow
  • Customized treatment for more extensive skin damage
How does the Jessner’s peel treatment work?
The combination of the substances used to formulate a Jessner’s peel, make this such a powerful and effective skin therapy. The components are put together because they exfoliate the outer layers of your skin, which promotes the natural peeling of those top layer(s) a few days after the treatment. Once peeling has subsided, you are left with visibly clear, smooth, vibrant skin. This is why a Jessner’s treatment is especially suited for anyone who has sun damage or mild to severe acne.
What can I expect during the treatment?
Your skin is cleansed with a cleanser to remove dirt, oil and the horny (the outermost layer) of the skin, which allows proper penetration of the Jessner’s mix. Then, the solution is applied. It will burn slightly; however, we relieve this sensation with a fan blowing cool air on your treated area. Depending on the severity of the area being treated, several layers of solution may be applied. During the process a white “frost” will develop on your skin, but will dissipate in a few hours. If needed, the peel can be neutralized and removed with cold water.

You will peel for about seven days afterwards, and your skin will turn from pink to brown. Once the process is complete, nice new skin is revealed. If needed, this peel can be repeated again in four week intervals, until your desired results are accomplished. Usually only one treatment is necessary.

Am I a candidate for the Jessner’s treatment?
The Jessner’s peel is excellent for men and women if you are concerned about lines, uneven skin tone and acne.
Are there any contraindications to the Jessner’s peel treatment?
  • Eczema
  • Sunburn
  • Active cold sores
  • Rosacea
  • Lupus
  • Accutane use within the last six months
  • Severe asthma
  • Pregnancy
  • Distended capillaries
  • Dermatitis conditions
  • Psoriasis
  • Chronic skin disorders
Can I expect downtime after a Jessner’s treatment?
You can expect about seven days of peeling.
How do I care for my skin after a Jessner’s treatment?
During the first few days, patients will notice that their skin may be extremely dry, and begin to peel. Do not pick or pull the flaking or peeling skin. You are encouraged to continue applying moisturizer and sunscreen to let the natural process of the peel take place.


What is a VI Peel?
A VI Peel is a skin treatment used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, chest, hands or other areas. As a medical-grade chemical peel, the VI Peel is an effective treatment to improve several skin conditions and issues including acne, uneven skin texture, uneven tone, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, sagging skin, age and sun spots, enlarged pores and hyperpigmentation. The VI Peel also provides a more youthful look by brightening the overall appearance of the skin and improving collagen production. The VI Peel, like some other chemical peels, can also assist in removing precancerous cells.
How does a VI Peel work?
Using a chemical solution, VI Peels remove the upper layers of skin to allow the growth of fresh new skin that is smoother and more youthful in appearance, while also increasing collagen production.
What happens during a VI Peel?
The VI Peel treatment is very convenient as it can be performed in Dr. Tran’s office and requires no pre-treatment. After the skin is cleaned, VI Peel will be applied topically to your skin. Patients typically experience a warm, tingly sensation that quickly subsides. The procedure takes only 20 to 30 minutes, but must leave the peel on the skin for five hours following the appointment. With VI Peel there is little or no downtime. Peeling lasts 2 to 3 days and is easily managed with the post-peel kit that is included with the peel. For a week or two following the peel it’s best to avoid exfoliating products like glycolic acid and retinols. Avoid direct and prolonged exposure to the sun. As well, resist the temptation of pulling your peeling skin off – it’s important that you let it peel naturally. Once your skin has completely recovered and is finished peeling, you will notice a visible improvement in your complexion. Your skin’s appearance should continue to improve for the next 4 to 6 weeks, becoming firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier, and more youthful looking.
What are the benefits of a VI Peel over other chemical peels?
  • Virtually pain-free
  • Little-to-no downtime
  • Light peeling that can be masked by using moisturizer
  • Allows for immediate return to regular activities
  • Safe and effective on all skin types and tones
Who should consider getting a VI peel?
The VI Peel can be used on all skin types. The VI Peel has been safely used to manage acne in patients as young as 12 years of age and is effective for use on darker skin tones that have not historically responded well to other chemical peel procedures, such as Asian, African-American or Latino skin tones.

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