Melanostop at a Glance

Best Results 6 - 12
Duration of Results Monthly / Bi-monthly
Treatment Recovery 1 -2 days
Risks & Complications Low
Anaesthetic None
Procedure Time 30 mins
Skin Specialist Therapist
Back To Work Same day

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1

    Are Melanostop Peels available at all Skin Renewal branches?

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    The Melanostop peel treatments are available in Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, Illovo, Irene, Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest.

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    What is a Melanostop Peel?

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    MELANOSTOP PEEL is a combination peel used to treat difficult epidermal pigmentation and consists of Azelaic acid, Resorcinol and Phytic acid. This combination of chemical exfoliants inhibits the formation of abnormal melanin pigmentations and breaks the cohesion of the corneal layer of keratinocytes. MELANOSTOP PEEL renews the epidermis, increasing its thickness and lightening the skin by the action of the following ingredients:

    • Azelaic acid inhibits melanocytes, lightens pigmented maculae and helps normalize the keratinization process.
    • Resorcinol is a keratolytic - it modifies permeability of cell membranes. It combats hyperpigmentation and has a whitening effect.
    • Phytic acid acts as powerful copper chelating agent, copper being an essential cofactor for activating tyrosinase. It has depigmenting and antioxidant effects.
  • 3

    Who would benefit from exfoliation treatments with Melanostop Peels?

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    Melanostop can be used on any patients who have hyperpigmentation, melasma and other dark skin discolorations.

  • 4

    When is a Melanostop Peel used?

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    Melanostop is used for Epidermal Melasma and other hyperpigmentation.

  • 5

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

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    • Exfoliating treatments are inadvisable three weeks prior to treatment
    • Do not perform any other peel or use abrasive or irritant substances five days prior to the treatment
    • Do not shave the area to be treated at least 24 hours prior to treatment
    • Facial waxing or electric depilation is discouraged until 15 days post treatment
  • 6

    What results can be expected after a Melanostop peel?

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    This is a gentle peel with little to no downtime with the Melanostop peel. If there is any flaking or peeling at all, it is no more flaking than what is normally seen after a 20% glycolic peel.

  • 7

    Can all skin types be safely treated with a Melanostop Peel?

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    All Skin Types can be treated, however with precaution for darker skin types.

The Melanostop peel treatments are available in Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, Illovo, Irene, Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest.

MELANOSTOP PEEL is a combination peel used to treat difficult epidermal pigmentation and consists of Azelaic acid, Resorcinol and Phytic acid. This combination of chemical exfoliants inhibits the formation of abnormal melanin pigmentations and breaks the cohesion of the corneal layer of keratinocytes. MELANOSTOP PEEL renews the epidermis, increasing its thickness and lightening the skin by the action of the following ingredients:

  • Azelaic acid inhibits melanocytes, lightens pigmented maculae and helps normalize the keratinization process.
  • Resorcinol is a keratolytic - it modifies permeability of cell membranes. It combats hyperpigmentation and has a whitening effect.
  • Phytic acid acts as powerful copper chelating agent, copper being an essential cofactor for activating tyrosinase. It has depigmenting and antioxidant effects.

Melanostop can be used on any patients who have hyperpigmentation, melasma and other dark skin discolorations.

Melanostop is used for Epidermal Melasma and other hyperpigmentation.

  • Exfoliating treatments are inadvisable three weeks prior to treatment
  • Do not perform any other peel or use abrasive or irritant substances five days prior to the treatment
  • Do not shave the area to be treated at least 24 hours prior to treatment
  • Facial waxing or electric depilation is discouraged until 15 days post treatment

This is a gentle peel with little to no downtime with the Melanostop peel. If there is any flaking or peeling at all, it is no more flaking than what is normally seen after a 20% glycolic peel.

All Skin Types can be treated, however with precaution for darker skin types.

7 Reviews (average: 5 out of 5)

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*Please note results may vary by individuals.
Review -"Awesome treatment"
Reviewed on 27 September 2014 by Charmaine Kazamula

Angie has been treating my skin for a few years now and each treatment thus far has been awesome. Extremely friendly and good to my skin.

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Review -"Brilliant service Brilliant Results!"
Reviewed on 25 September 2014 by TM from Skin Renewal Fourways

I had struggled with hyper pigmentation for as long as I could remember until I started the Skin Renewal hyper pigmentation treatments. Beverley is a wonderful therapist. Knows her stuff and takes time to explain treatments and makes me feel comfortable

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Review -"Happy with Treatments"
Reviewed on 24 September 2014 by Tryphina Ntholeng

Consultant was very good and she explained the treatment in advance and also when it was done, she also explained what I should expect.

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Review -"Very Knowledgeable therapist"
Reviewed on 22 September 2014 by EC from Skin Renewal Irene

Ilona is honest and realistic about results that can be expected and she is a very good massage therapist. She has a pleasant and humorous disposition.

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Review -"The Therapist are so friendly and Professional"
Reviewed on 12 September 2014 by Lethabo Thibedi

The therapists are so professional and friendly. They inform me step-by- step about every aspect of my treatment. I was given specially tailored advice. The environment is relaxed and comfortable. The progress my skin has made has been more than I expected. I am so grateful that my skin is healing and my confidence is returning. Larushka has been an absolute pleasure. I look forward to my treatments every time.

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Review -"Professional and Ubuntu"
Reviewed on 10 September 2014 by Lerato Lorraine Mashigo

The clinic is very clean and beautiful, it makes you feel very welcome.The staff are very friendly to everyone who comes through the doors. When they treat you, you feel more free than home. I do not regret coming through the door. They are also accommodating for people like me who talk to much and I appreciate it!

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Review -"Exceptional standards"
Reviewed on 4 August 2014 by Anonymous

Tammy has been my therapist for about a year now. Her standards are exceptional. Her advice is always first class and backed by explanations. She is friendly and professional. Definitely the reason I keep coming back!

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