Blisters and peeling after a Jessner’s peel. Is this normal?

Blisters are unusual after jessner’s and Strong itching could be indication of infection. Jessners (Seattle) is a superficial peel and should really have just redness after the peel and peeling of skin 3-5  days later. The blistering that you see could be crusting and you may need to clean more aggressively at least every 2-3 hours and sometimes every hour to decrease the crusting by moisturizing it and allowing the crusting to naturally fall off with the rinsing.  I would definitely have the physician see you and make sure that you are taking care of the peel after the procedure.  Jessner’s peels are difficult to take deeper beyond the floor of the skin (or basement membrane).  Even 5 coats may not take the peel deeper than the basement membrane which leads to a superficial to medium depth peel.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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