It sounds like maybe some people tried to get too aggressive too quickly. I've been getting Jessners for about 5 years now but only after having tried other light peels for several years. I've also never had more than 3 layers. My...
What are you using to wash your face? Don't use anything with glycolic, sulfur, benzoly peroxide. Try Obagi new derm foaming wash.
Maybe your expectations were too high about what the jessner peel would do for you?
I had had the jessner done one time about a year ago, had dark patches, wrinkles, and peely skin for a week and my skin looked fantastic afterwards...