Piruvex at a Glance

Best Results 6 - 8
Duration of Results 12 months
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

    Is the Piruvex Peel available at all Skin Renewal branches?

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

  • 2

    What is a Piruvex Peel?

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    The Piruvex peel combines Pyruvic acid and Lactic acid which renews the skin by lifting dead cells off the surface and stimulating proliferation of the cells in the basal layer underneath, resulting in a healthier living zone of the skin. With a series of Piruvex Peels you can quickly achieve substantial improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while making your skin look and feel softer, smoother, and more radiant. Acne scars, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and photo aging may become greatly improved.

  • 3

    Who would benefit from exfoliation treatments with Piruvex Peels?

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    This peel has been specifically designed for the treatment of wrinkles, photo aging and skin rejuvenation.

    Please note that 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

  • 4

    When should one start with Piruvex 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. But any patient who is concerned about the texture of their skin, specifically with the appearance of lines and wrinkles, are indicated for this peel. Sun damage and uneven skin tone would also be a good indication for this peel. However, the peel must be prescribed by one of our doctors and may also require the patient to start using products such as Lamelle™s Dermaheal range or brighter concentrate in order to really get the very best results.

  • 5

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

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    The patient needs to be prepared with a good homecare regime (Such as Dermaheal or Skin Medica). 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.

  • 6

    What results can be expected after a Piruvex peel?

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    Within a week of having the peel, one will most certainly see an improvement in skin colour and texture. It is important to note that this is not a once-off treatment and to get the full benefits of this peel (and to affect wrinkles) a series of treatments is essential.

    This peel can be performed every 2 weeks for a period of 12 weeks in order to get optimum results. 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
  • 7

    What to Expect After the Piruvex Peel?

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    Immediately after the peel, the skin will appear quite pink and in some cases, the skin may feel sensitive. Within about 3 days, you will start to flake for about 5 days (in some cases, the flaking may take a few days longer). Most flaking will appear on the areas where there is the most damage.

  • 8

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

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    The Piruvex peel is excellent for all skin types; however, we do take special precautions in treating skin types 5 & 6 as these particular skin types have a tendency to be more sensitive to peels. The Piruvex Peel resurfaces and rejuvenates skin, producing excellent results in treating photoaging and wrinkles (as well as affecting skin colour and texture in general). (Peeling the face, neck, upper chest, hands and arms is also quite effective.)

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

The Piruvex peel combines Pyruvic acid and Lactic acid which renews the skin by lifting dead cells off the surface and stimulating proliferation of the cells in the basal layer underneath, resulting in a healthier living zone of the skin. With a series of Piruvex Peels you can quickly achieve substantial improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while making your skin look and feel softer, smoother, and more radiant. Acne scars, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and photo aging may become greatly improved.

This peel has been specifically designed for the treatment of wrinkles, photo aging and skin rejuvenation.

Please note that 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. But any patient who is concerned about the texture of their skin, specifically with the appearance of lines and wrinkles, are indicated for this peel. Sun damage and uneven skin tone would also be a good indication for this peel. However, the peel must be prescribed by one of our doctors and may also require the patient to start using products such as Lamelle™s Dermaheal range or brighter concentrate in order to really get the very best results.

The patient needs to be prepared with a good homecare regime (Such as Dermaheal or Skin Medica). 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 an improvement in skin colour and texture. It is important to note that this is not a once-off treatment and to get the full benefits of this peel (and to affect wrinkles) a series of treatments is essential.

This peel can be performed every 2 weeks for a period of 12 weeks in order to get optimum results. 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 sensitive. Within about 3 days, you will start to flake for about 5 days (in some cases, the flaking may take a few days longer). Most flaking will appear on the areas where there is the most damage.

The Piruvex peel is excellent for all skin types; however, we do take special precautions in treating skin types 5 & 6 as these particular skin types have a tendency to be more sensitive to peels. The Piruvex Peel resurfaces and rejuvenates skin, producing excellent results in treating photoaging and wrinkles (as well as affecting skin colour and texture in general). (Peeling the face, neck, upper chest, hands and arms is also quite effective.)

1 Reviews (average: 5 out of 5)

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Review -"Everything has been amazing"
Reviewed on 6 September 2014 by Precious Dhludhlu

Everything from day has been amazing to me, good service and the staff and doctors are friendly and explain in detail what they are going to do for you. My therapist, Andrea, is so amazing and understanding but mostly friendly. She will go the extra mile to see you happy and have good results on your treatment. I'm happy and the results are excellent, I cant believe when I look at myself in a mirror everyday.

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