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Horrible Pigmentation Post Jessners Peel - Buderim, AU

I stupidly agreed to have a Jessners peel for acne/clogged pores with a nurse/beautician, without really researching first. I have olive, oily skin and am not normal sensitive to anything and in fact use a AHA/BHA cream on my face every night to unclog pores. I am kicking myself now for not insisting she did a test patch, and was not told beforehand that due to my skin colour I am high risk... READ MORE

Questions from ka.stephens

1 week post op of Jessner Peel, is it too early for hyperpigmentation? (photos)

Hi, I had my first Jessners peel for clogged pores/pimples last monday. It was meant as a 1 layer, but did burn &the tech said I had a lot of "frosting". My face was brown by... READ MORE

Recent comments from ka.stephens

I would suspect it is actually hyperpigmentation, not just post peel redness. Get it checked out, if it is pigmentation , the longer you leave it, the less likely it will reverse with the appropriate creams. Don't take the risk.. !! READ COMMENT

Hi, I don't doubt that it can be applied to tanned skin but I think it needs extra care and many derms apply creams before peels to prevent the pigmentation. My skin would have stayed pigmented if I hadn't gone to a Derm and used the... READ COMMENT

I just think she used something too strong on you for too long simple as that. We make lactic acid when we exercise... Ask her if that means when you go to the gym you will burn internally like the burn on your face! (jk of course). I... READ COMMENT

I feel it is, although it is too early to tell for sure whether it's my imagination as different lighting makes it look different. I am not sure how I will effectively treat all the areas as one part is so blotchy and I will likely... READ COMMENT

She says she was trained that Ice is fine. I think the bigger issue is my skin type is type IV and probably not suitable to this peel as I have now researched, due to high risk of pigmentation with the Resorcinol acid in it. Usually it... READ COMMENT