Uniquely formulated to refine and unclog pores for smoother, brighter and clearer skin, Dermaquest’s Modified Jessner’s Peel is designed to stop breakouts in their tracks and hamper the unwanted effects of acne.

This treatment works by dissolving built up oil in your skin; this action then prevents severe acne outbreaks. Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, this treatment also employs lactic acid to lift dark spots due to acne scarring, and includes resorcinol to exfoliate away dead skin cells, which diminishes the bacteria on your skin that otherwise encourages acne to spread. This treatment also reduces inflammation and swelling of cystic acne under the skin, which can have quite a soothing effect if your acne has been painful.

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The Process

Step 1 – Free Initial Consultation
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where the details about you medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a patch test 24 hours before treatment.
Step 2 – The Treatment
With IPL a layer of chilled gel is applied to the treatment area. The light applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulsed light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighboring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. The chilled gel is removed and aloe Vera and an SPF is applied. During the treatment protective eye wear will be provided. Most clients describe the discomfort as mild and tolerable and no anesthesia is required.

Step 1 – Free Initial Consultation


A medical aesthetician will meet with you to understand your concerns and skincare goals. They will carry out an assessment of your skin and take a set of baseline photographs. This can be referred back to throughout your treatment plan to assess the effectiveness of the treatment, and monitor the skin’s improvement.

A personalised skincare plan will be recommended based on your skin type and problem areas.


Step 2 – The Treatment

Your practitioner will start by cleansing your skin twice. The first cleanse will remove any dirt or make-up sitting on the skin, the second is a peptide rich cleanser designed to firm and tighten the skin. Next a preparation solution is applied to prep the skin.  A balm is then applied to protect the skin post treatment. The Jessnor Peel is then applied and will remain on the skin for 5 minutes. The peel will be applied up to three times depending on comfort level and necessity. Retinol is then applied to the skin. Finally our SheerZinc SPF30 is applied to protect the skin from the elements for the rest of the day.

The process may vary slightly between client’s depending on individual needs for optimum results.

Step 3– Recovery

Directly after your peel you may experience some redness, this will fade within 24-48 hours. No water can be applied to the skin for up to 6 hours post peel as this will stop the process. We strongly recommend that make-up is not applied for 24-48 hours, unless it is mineral based.


Step 4 – Aftercare


As you know the skin is a very complex organ and will respond in different ways with different people, it really depends on the client’s background regarding medication, skincare products, Fitzpatrick etc.

When the skin is introduced to active ingredients for the first time it can on some occasions become over stimulated to quickly causing the skin to respond by creating a dermal clear out, slight tenderness, an erythema, slight flacking due to the cell renew process becoming faster, these are not bad reactions, they are normal skin reactions a client with an unbalanced, dehydrated skin may experience.

  • Your skin may experience heavy peeling three to ten days after your treatment. 
  • Please do not exfoliate until 7-10 days after your treatment as your skin will be sensitive.
  • You will need to use complementary products between treatments to ensure the skin remains prepped.

Between courses it is advised that you Retinol Youth Serum. This will maintain the results from your treatment by continuously speeding up cell renewal and prepares the skin for your next course.

Your practitioner will advise you of your complete aftercare programme