Jessner’s peel is a superficial chemical peel, resulting in destruction of part or all of the epidermis with keratolytic activity. Jessner’s solution includes 14 g of resorcinol, 14 g of salicylic acid, and 14 mL of lactic acid (85%), and add sufficient quantity to 100 mL ethyl alcohol (95%). It is mainly recommended for treatment of photoaging (fine lines, actinic keratosis, solar lentigines), pigmentary disorders (melasma, post-inflammatory), and acne. Jessner’s solution can be used on all Fitzpatrick skin types, no sedation is needed, and desquamation is usually well accepted. Overpeel and complication are very rare.
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- Contact dermatitis
Any skin inflammation that occurs when the skin’s surface comes in contact with a substance originating outside the body. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis, irritant and allergic.
- Fitzpatrick phototypes
Is a numerical classification schema for human skin color. It was developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, as a way to classify the typical response of different types of skin to ultraviolet (UV) light.
- Jessner’s peel
A superficial chemical peel, resulting in destruction of part or all of the epidermis with keratolytic activity. The solution includes 14 g of resorcinol, 14 g of salicylic acid, and 14 mL of lactic acid (85%), and add sufficient quantity to 100 mL ethyl alcohol (95%).
A substance that, in combination with light, will cause a sensitivity reaction in the substance or organism.
- Salicylism or salicylic acid intoxication
Rare complication of salicylic acid peels that occur after peeling of extensive areas. The clinical manifestations include dizziness, tinnitus, and central nervous system toxicity.
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Pinto, J.M.N., Delorenze, L.M., Vasques, W., Issa, M.C. (2016). Jessner’s Peel. In: Issa, M., Tamura, B. (eds) Chemical and Physical Peelings. Clinical Approaches and Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20252-5_4-1
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