Medical Skin Peels


Our medical-grade peels contain a higher percentage of active ingredients. By using a higher percentage of active ingredients, you will notice better results.

Please call our office in the San Diego area at (760) 428-0478 for a complimentary consultation to discuss your ideal facial peel, or read more about the facial peels available at Rodeo Drive Cosmetic Centers.

Jessner Peel

Our Jessner Peel is a medium deep peel designed for more extensive damage than AHA’s can improve. It is made from salicylic acid (a beta hydroxyl acid), lactic acid (an alpha hydroxyl acid) and resorcinol. It can be used to lighten areas of hyperpigmentation and to treat aged, sun-damaged skin.

How Is It Applied?

The technician applies a glycolic cleanser over your face to fully remove the oils, so that the Jessner’s solution will penetrate properly. Then she will apply the Jessner’s solution to your face. This causes a slight burning sensation. Several layers may be applied depending on the skin condition. You may develop a whitened look, known as “frosting” that will dissipate within a few hours. The technician neutralizes the solution and removes it from the skin with cool water. A calming mask is applied.

The skin may be pink or light tan color, and then begins to peel and flake for about 7 days. After about a week, more smooth and radiant looking skin will appear.

Salicylic Peel

The salicylic peel offered at Rodeo Drive Cosmetic Centers is a 30% oil-soluble beta hydroxy acid that is great for treating acne, sun damage skin discoloration, and fine lines. The salicylic peel is helpful in killing the bacteria that causes acne as well as balancing out oil production. Chemical peels are a gradual process and are most commonly done in a series of treatments.

If you are looking to increase the benefits of the salicylic peel, we recommend doing it in combination with our Dermaplaning treatment.

If you feel you are a chemical peel candidate but are unsure that our salicylic peel is right for you, call our office to learn more about the other Chemical Peels we offer.

What Skin Condition Is Not Treatable With A Peel?

You should not have sunburned skin, traumatized skin or active acne.

What Post-Care Is Necessary After A Peel?

Stay out of direct sunlight for 1 week. Apply a thin coat of plain aquaphor daily to the treated areas for 4 days.

What Precautions Should I Be Aware Of After The Peel?

Avoid sunlight, wait 1 week before using Retin-A on the skin.

How Long Should I Wait Between Peels In The Same Area?

We recommend you wait approximately 4 weeks.