Frequently Asked Questions

With an enzyme peel, the first layer of skin is dissolved by the active enzymes. A chemical peel is a combination of acids that peel off layers of skin.
No, the enzyme will dissolve the dead skin cells.

No, although everyone has a different pain tolerance, enzyme peels are not painful. In some cases, there might be a slight sensation of tingling which will subside.


A chemical peel that will peel off layers of skin, depending on how deep the peel is.

Salicylic, Lactic, and Resorcinol.

Jessner can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, such as acne, hyperpigmentation (sun damage; post acne pigmentation), mature skin (reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles), and scarring.

This peel may or may not have a certain degree of discomfort; usually a stinging sensation is associated with this peel. The stinging sensation is said to peak, and then subside. (In most cases, clients report experiencing discomfort during the first two layers, in comparison with the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth layers.)


The combination of the acids in this peel are formulated to trick your skin into believing it has been injured, sending signals to start healing itself. Once your skin starts to peel, you will notice rosy new skin.
No, absolutely not! Your skin may or may not turn “paper bag brown,” but if it does, this is temporary, this is an indication of the site you will be peeling from.
If you’re interested in getting a Jessner peel done, please set up an appointment with one of our aestheticians, and she will be able to help you decide if this procedure is right for you.

Our licensed aesthetician has been certified by an accredited school to have completed the required training to be able to perform this peel. Since then she has performed many peels, all having been successful.


No, depending on certain factors that will be determined by your aesthetician, which she will go over with you, there are certain steps that need to be taken in order to ensure a successful result from your peel. Patch testing, medications, and preparing your skin are just a few of the things your aesthetician needs to review before actually starting the peel, but don’t worry, she will devise a plan specific to your skin care needs and will start peeling you as soon as possible.


Everyone peels differently, but it usually takes 7 – 10 days.

Not necessarily. Your aesthetician will go over your post-peel instructions and will make sure to give you a copy of your instructions, but as long as you keep to those instructions, there should not be any necessary downtime from normal activities. All this will be discussed during your initial consultation.


Elizabeth Higuera
Our talented master Esthetician

Elizabeth Higuera, Lead Licensed Aesthetician at A.W.W Day Spa and five-star-rated Master Spa Therapist, has been part of our team for a year now and clients love her!

Elizabeth not only has exceptional customer service skills and heavenly touch, but customizes every facial to address each client’s skin type and conditions; also experienced in fully body waxing, body scrubs and wraps, eyelash extensions, and our medical grade peels.

Her extended master education includes certifications in Acne, Rosacea, Mature/Aging Skin, Hyperpigmentation and Micro-dermabrasion to name a few.