The Azelan peel is a quick, superficial peel, with minimal downtime, combining salicylic acid and Azelaic acid. It renews the skin by lifting dead cells off the surface of your skin and stimulating metabolism of the cells underneath. With a series of Azelan Peels you can quickly achieve substantial improvement in the appearance of acne and epidermal hyper-pigmentation, while making your skin look and feel softer, smoother, and more radiant. Acne scars and enlarged pores may become less noticeable, and acne breakouts may be reduced.

Azelan Peel at a Glance

Best Results 6 - 8
Duration of Results Monthly / Bi-monthly
Treatment Recovery 1 - 4 days
Risks & Complications Low
Anaesthetic None
Procedure Time 30 mins
Skin Specialist Therapist
Back To Work Same day

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1

    Are Azelan Peels available at all Skin Renewal branches?

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    Azelan Peels are available in Johannesburg at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, West Rand and Illovo clinics, and in Pretoria at Irene and Brooklyn. In the Western Cape at Cape Quarter,Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest and Umhlanga.

  • 2

    Who would benefit from exfoliation treatments with Azelan Peels?

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    This peel has been specifically designed for the treatment of Acne and epidermal hyperpigmentation (two conditions that normally present together). So ideally the following conditions are indicated for this peel:

    • Individuals who have acne and epidermal hyper-pigmentation
    • oily skin with enlarged pores and
    • Acne scarring are also good candidates.

    However all exfoliation treatments make your skin more sensitive to the sun thus a sunscreen of SPF# 30 should be used daily, and sun exposure avoided

  • 3

    When should one start with Azelan Peels?

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    This would be dependent completely on the patient’s needs and based on the doctor’s analysis of the patient’s needs.

  • 4

    What preparation of the skin is needed prior to an exfoliation procedure?

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    The patient will need to be prepared with a good homecare regime. Hydration is vitally important. Since each patient’s needs are different, it would be best for the patient to come and see one of our doctors first to get the products best suited for their needs, which will then prepare them for the peel.

  • 5

    What results can be expected after an Azelan peel?

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    Within a week of having the peel, one will most certainly see a decrease in the inflammation on the skin. One will also see that the Acne lesions are less pronounced and beginning to dry out as the healing process will be underway. The patient may also experience the following benefits:

    • Improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
    • Skin tone evens out
    • Texture becomes more refined
    • Oily or acne prone skin is improved
    • Enlarged pores appear smaller
    • Superficial scars appear reduced
    • Skin appears healthier and more youthful
    • Pigmentation is reduced in all skin types
  • 6

    What to Expect After the Azelan Peel?

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    Immediately after the peel, the skin will appear quite pink and in some cases, the skin may feel “itchy”. Within about 3 days, you will start to flake for about 5 days (in some cases there is almost no visible flaking or peeling with the Azelan Peel). This peel may be repeated every two weeks over a twelve week period for optimum results.

  • 7

    Can all skin types be safely treated with an Azelan Peel?

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    The Azelan peel is excellent for all skin types. We do however take extra precautions when treating skin types 5 and 6 due to the sensitive nature of these skin types. This peels smoothes and rejuvenates skin, producing beautiful results in treating mild to severe acne, and epidermal hyperpigmentation. (Peeling the face, neck, back and upper chest is also quite effective). Acne 2 in 1 from Mannalabs is recommended for Acne prone patients to assist in treating acne from the inside.

Azelan Peels are available in Johannesburg at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, West Rand and Illovo clinics, and in Pretoria at Irene and Brooklyn. In the Western Cape at Cape Quarter,Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest and Umhlanga.

This peel has been specifically designed for the treatment of Acne and epidermal hyperpigmentation (two conditions that normally present together). So ideally the following conditions are indicated for this peel:

  • Individuals who have acne and epidermal hyper-pigmentation
  • oily skin with enlarged pores and
  • Acne scarring are also good candidates.

However all exfoliation treatments make your skin more sensitive to the sun thus a sunscreen of SPF# 30 should be used daily, and sun exposure avoided

This would be dependent completely on the patient’s needs and based on the doctor’s analysis of the patient’s needs.

The patient will need to be prepared with a good homecare regime. Hydration is vitally important. Since each patient’s needs are different, it would be best for the patient to come and see one of our doctors first to get the products best suited for their needs, which will then prepare them for the peel.

Within a week of having the peel, one will most certainly see a decrease in the inflammation on the skin. One will also see that the Acne lesions are less pronounced and beginning to dry out as the healing process will be underway. The patient may also experience the following benefits:

  • Improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin tone evens out
  • Texture becomes more refined
  • Oily or acne prone skin is improved
  • Enlarged pores appear smaller
  • Superficial scars appear reduced
  • Skin appears healthier and more youthful
  • Pigmentation is reduced in all skin types

Immediately after the peel, the skin will appear quite pink and in some cases, the skin may feel “itchy”. Within about 3 days, you will start to flake for about 5 days (in some cases there is almost no visible flaking or peeling with the Azelan Peel). This peel may be repeated every two weeks over a twelve week period for optimum results.

The Azelan peel is excellent for all skin types. We do however take extra precautions when treating skin types 5 and 6 due to the sensitive nature of these skin types. This peels smoothes and rejuvenates skin, producing beautiful results in treating mild to severe acne, and epidermal hyperpigmentation. (Peeling the face, neck, back and upper chest is also quite effective). Acne 2 in 1 from Mannalabs is recommended for Acne prone patients to assist in treating acne from the inside.

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Review -"Service is out of this world!"
Reviewed on 9 February 2016 by L.M from Skin Renewal Fourways

Treatment is working wonders to my skin. Therapist customer service is out of this world. Always great coming over for my treatments.

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Review -"Relaxing & Renewing!"
Reviewed on 6 October 2015 by Tegan Loos

The treatment helped a lot with my acne problem and I feel refreshed. My skin feels alive and renewed. I would definitely recommend this treatment to anyone dealing with acne and scarring. It is not painful at all, you can nap through the entire treatment!

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Review -"Experience"
Reviewed on 17 September 2014 by A.V Acne patient

Very good experience. Well trained therapist and good equipment used. A little uncomfortable, but that is expected.

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Review -"Tranquil environment"
Reviewed on 16 September 2014 by Monique Sham

The staff are very friendly and helpful. My therapist, Bianca, is brilliant and very good in performing the required treatments. The venue is tranquil and relaxing.

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Review -"Great service at Morningside branch"
Reviewed on 4 September 2014 by Meri Hartzer

Thank you for the great service. Always helpful, kind and understanding. I will recommend this branch to everyone.

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Review -"I can see a noticeable difference, thank you!"
Reviewed on 2 September 2014 by Anonymous

II am very happy with the support and guidance to achieve better skin quality. I can see a noticable different after only 3 months, thank you!

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