Is a Jessner Peel Safe for Someone with Rosacea?

I've been diagnosed with ocular rosacea, and I don't want to aggravate potentially sensitive skin. I have tried numerous treatments for adult acne over many years. A Jessner peel was recommended to help with the red marks left from acne. I don't have visible rosacea on my skin yet, but I did recently react to a serum that left my skin red for several days, so I'm a little nervous about anything I put on my skin at this point. Would a Jessner peel be something I should stay away from?

Doctor Answers 2

Rosacea and PDL

Your rosacea may flare after a chemical peel. I would suggest a lighter peel followed by PDL to reduce the redness and rosacea. 

Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Is a Jessner Peel Safe for Someone with Rosacea?

Thank you for your question. Rosacea patients usually have sensitive skin and aggressive peels can be very harsh on your skin. I would recommend being treated under the supervision of a Board Certified Dermatologist for safest and best treatment option. I hope this helps.

Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD
Bay Area Dermatologist
3.9 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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