Beautiful Skin with the Jessner’s Peel and the TCA Peel

A variety of skin issues such as acne, sun spots, fine lines, and wrinkles can be treated with chemical peels. If you’re stuck in a rut because your skin refuses to stop giving you trouble, you’re in luck – we offer a Jessner’s Peel in combination with a TCA Peel to restore the beautiful skin you deserve.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels use chemicals like trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to exfoliate dead skin cells. The chemical solution is applied to the skin and then removed after it has had a chance to permeate the skin layers. This results in the layers peeling off, revealing youthful-looking skin layers beneath them.

The History of These Peels

If you’re worried about the safety of the Jessner’s peel, you have little to worry about. It was originally formulated by Dr. Max Jessner and has been used by many for more than a hundred years. Dr. Jessner made the Jessner’s Peel out of many different chemicals in order to reduce the toxicity of each individual component.

P.G. Unna, a dermatologist in the 1800s, described the use of trichloroacetic acid as a peeling agent all the way back in 1882. One of the more important discoveries that have been made since then is that TCA can be used in conjunction with other peels for even greater results.

The Strength of Your Peel

You can get TCA peels in different concentrations. The stronger the concentration is, the deeper it permeates into the different layers of the skin. Superficial peels lie in the range of 10 to 20 percent TCA. Sometimes, they go as high as 25 to 35 percent TCA.

People in search of medium-depth peels will find that the TCA percentage is in the range of 40 to 50 percent TCA. Deep peels are a result of using more than 50 percent TCA.

The Jessner’s peel is available in a single strength. However, if you’d like to customize how deep it goes, you can discuss this with Dr. Kaye during your consultation.

What Is a Jessner’s Peel Made Of?

The Jessner’s peel is made of resorcinol, salicylic acid, and lactic acid. The lactic acid is dissolved in a lot of ethanol in order to make 100cc of solution. There are a few people who are allergic to resorcinol. However, for these people, Jessner’s solution can be altered so that this component is excluded.

The Jessner’s Peel is commonly used to deal with photoaging, age spots, and acne. TCA peels are often used to treat moderate photoaging, actinic keratoses, blotchy hyperpigmentation, and melasma. Side effects of TCA and Jessner’s Peel are minimal.

A Fresh Face with a Youthful Glow

If you’d like to give your face back its youthful glow, it’s time to find out more about the combination TCA Peel/Jessner’s Peel. To set up an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Kaye, a skilled and experienced surgeon, contact us today. Dr. Kaye can show you before and after photos and will be able to answer any questions you may have.