Jessner’s Peel for the Face

  • Vanesa PiqueroEmail author
  • Daniela Moya
  • Edgar E. La Rotta


Jessner’s peeling solution is a very superficial peeling agent and has a keratolytic, antiseptic, and exfoliative action. It is widely used prior to another peeling to promote its penetration; the combination of Jessner with trichloroacetic acid is widely used. Jessner’s peel is safe in all cutaneous phototypes, although always the phototypes IV and V have a higher risk of pigmentation. Its most frequent area of application is the face. The traditional formula of Jessner’s peeling consists of a mixture of salicylic acid 14 grams, resorcinol 14 grams, and lactic acid (85%) 14 grams in 95% ethanol in 100 ml, but there are several modifications to this formula, especially the substitution of resorcinol by citric acid. In this chapter, we explain its characteristics, forms of application, indications, risks, and disadvantages with the objective that the reader can train in its application.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanesa Piquero
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Daniela Moya
    • 3
    • 4
  • Edgar E. La Rotta
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Clinica Leopoldo Aguerrevere CaracasCaracasVenezuela
  2. 2.Clinica Dermik BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Hospital Universitario de CaracasCaracasVenezuela
  4. 4.Hospital Intercultural Kallvu Llank ChileCañete, Región del Bío BíoChile
  5. 5.Centro Medico Buenaventura en CaracasGuatireVenezuela
  6. 6.Hospital Clinic BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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