Summary of Peels

The table below sets out the main differences between types / brands of peels that are available at Skin Renewal and lists them in ascending order of downtime.

  • Alpha Peels
  • Beta Peels
  • Mask Peels
  • TCA Peels
  • Combined Peels
  • Laser Peels
Peel Type Brand Safe for Skin Types Conditions Area Downtime Price Combine with other Treatments Interval Treatments Required
20 % Glycolic AHA
Peel Type
20 % Glycolic AHA
Brand

Neostrata

Safe for skin types

I - VI

Conditions

Mild Acne-PIH*-pores - fine lines-sun damage rough texture

Area

Face - Any area

Downtime

None

Price

From 525

Combine with other treatments

Yes

Interval

2 Weeks

Treatments Required

6

20 % Salicylic Acid BHA
Peel Type
20 % Salicylic Acid BHA
Brand

Lamelle

Safe for skin types

I - VI

Conditions

Acne - rough texture - pores - PIH*- oily skin - fine lines

Area

Face - Neck Chest - Back

Downtime

None

Price

From R450

Combine with other treatments

Yes

Interval

2 Weeks

Treatments Required

6

Melanostop
Peel Type
Melanostop
Brand

Mesoestetic

Safe for skin types

I - VI

Conditions

Difficult pigmentation - sun damage

Area

Face - Neck

Downtime

None

Price

From R575

Combine with other treatments

Yes (usually in conjunction with Beta Lite)

Interval

2 Weeks

Treatments Required

6

Azelan
Peel Type
Azelan
Brand

Mesoestetic

Safe for skin types

I - VI

Conditions

Acne - oily skin- PIH*

Area

Face - Neck

Downtime

None

Price

From R575

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

2 Weeks

Treatments Required

6

Jessners (modified)
Peel Type
20 % Salicylic Acid BHA
Brand

Mesoestetic

Safe for skin types

I - VI

Conditions

Mild acne - PIH* - pores - fine lines - sun damage - rough texture

Area

Face - Neck - Chest

Downtime

48 hours

Price

From R575

Combine with other treatments

Yes

Interval

2 Weeks

Treatments Required

6

Piruvex
Peel Type
Piruvex
Brand

Mesoestetic

Safe for skin types

I – IV (V&VI with caution)

Conditions

Mild wrinkles- PIH*-acne-acne scarring-sun damage

Area

Face - Neck

Downtime

Mild 2 to 3 days

Price

From R575

Combine with other treatments

Yes (effective with Lasergenesis)

Interval

2 Weeks

Treatments Required

6

TCA 35 % Spot peel
Peel Type
TCA 35 % Spot peel
Brand

Lamelle

Safe for skin types

I – III TRAINED DR ONLY

Conditions

Sun spots- AK*- liver spots

Area

Face

Downtime

Mild 3 to 5 days

Price

From R 750

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

4 Weeks

Treatments Required

1 to 2

TCA 10 & 15 % overlay
Peel Type
TCA 10 & 15 % overlay
Brand

Lamelle

Safe for skin types

15% TCA on I-III ONLY. 10% ON IV – VI WITH CAUTION AND ONE LAYER ONLY (LITE)

Conditions

PIH*- Acne - Melasma

Area

Face

Downtime

Mild 3 to 4 days

Price

From R350

Combine with other treatments

Yes

Interval

4 Weeks

Treatments Required

4 to 6

Cosmelan Mask
Peel Type
Cosmelan Mask
Brand

Mesoestetic

Safe for skin types

I – VI

Conditions

Resistant dermal pigmentation/Melasma - PIH *

Area

Face-Neck-Chest

Downtime

Mild 2 to 3 days

Price

From R3750

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

2 Weeks

Treatments Required

2

Dermamelan Mask
Peel Type
Dermamelan Mask
Brand

Mesoestetic

Safe for skin types

I – VI DR ONLY

Conditions

Resistant dermal pigmentation / Melasma - PIH *

Area

Face-Neck-chest

Downtime

Moderate 3 to 4 days

Price

From R4750

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

4 Weeks

Treatments Required

2

Yellow Peel includes BHA, TCA 10% (2 layers only), Retinoic acid
Peel Type
Yellow Peel includes BHA, TCA 10% (2 layers only), Retinoic acid
Brand

Lamelle

Safe for skin types

I – III

Conditions

POC* - PIH* - un texture - neglected areas

Area

Face - Neck - Chest - Body - neglected areas*

Downtime

Moderate 3 to 4 days

Price

From R750

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

2 Weeks

Treatments Required

4

Retistore Peel
Peel Type
Retistore Peel
Brand

Lamelle

Safe for skin types

I - VI

Conditions

Mild wrinkles - PIH* Sun damage Pigmentation Age Correct and Age Prt

Area

Face-Neck-chest

Downtime

Moderate 3 to 4 days

Price

From R950

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

4 Weeks

Treatments Required

3 - 5

3D Peel
Peel Type
3D Peel
Brand

Combination Peel

Safe for skin types

I - III (DR’s Peel)

Conditions

Mild wrinkles - PIH* Sun damage Melasma

Area

Face-Neck-chest

Downtime

Moderate 3 to 4 days

Price

From R2800

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

4 Weeks

Treatments Required

2 - 4

TCA 15%
Peel Type
TCA 15%
Brand

Lamelle

Safe for skin types

I – III

Conditions

Mild wrinkles - PIH*

Area

Face - Neck

Downtime

Moderate 5 to 7 days

Price

From R1200

Combine with other treatments

Yes

Interval

4 Weeks

Treatments Required

2 to 4

TCA 35%
Peel Type
TCA 35%
Brand

Lamelle

Safe for skin types

I – III (DR’s Peel)

Conditions

Severe wrinkles; Pigmentation; Acne Scarring; Deep lines and wrinkles

Area

Face

Downtime

Moderate to severe 7 – 10 Days

Price

From R3850

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

3 Months

Treatments Required

1 to 4

Blue Peel
Peel Type
Blue Peel
Brand

Obagi

Safe for skin types

I – III (DR’s Peel)

Conditions

Deep lines and wrinkles Full resurface Resistant Pigmentation

Area

Face

Downtime

Moderate to severe 7 – 10 Days

Price

From R7000

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

1 per year

Treatments Required

1

PDT / ALA*
Peel Type
PDT / ALA*
Brand

Omnilux LED

Safe for skin types

I – III DR ONLY

Conditions

AK*- severe sun damage - DSAP*- severe acne

Area

Face - Arms - neglected areas*

Downtime

Severe 10 to 21 days

Price

From R2400

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

6 weeks

Treatments Required

1 to 4

Intense Peels & Laser Peels

Pearl Fusion
Pearl Laser on its own, without the Fractional
3D Peel
What does this treatment address?
  • Deep lines and wrinkles
  • Deep scars/Acne scars
  • Sagging skin
  • Rough, leathery, severe sun damaged skin
  • Sunspots & pigmentation & mild sun damage
  • Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous rough lesions)
  • Dry, ageing skin with a rough texture
  • Fine lines and fine wrinkles,
  • Oily skin with enlarged pores
  • Superficial acne scarring
  • Rough, leathery, severe sun damaged skin
  • Sunspots & pigmentation & mild sun damage
  • Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous rough lesions)
  • Dry, ageing skin with a rough texture
  • Fine lines and fine wrinkles,
  • Oily skin with enlarged pores
  • Superficial acne scarring
  • Mild actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous rough lesions)
  • Sunspots & pigmentation & mild to moderate sun damage
  • Dry, ageing skin with a rough texture
  • Fine lines and fine wrinkles,
  • Oily skin with enlarged pores
  • Superficial acne scarring
How many treatments would you need for OPTIMAL results? 1 – 2 Treatments 2 - 3 Treatments 2 - 6 Treatments
How much downtime can I expect? 7-14 Days 7-10 Days 5-7 Days
What can I expect to feel right after the treatment? The skin will feel very hot, as if you have had severe sunburn. There will be swelling. Eyelids may be very swollen and you will feel a radiating heat. Skin will be sensitive to the touch. The skin will feel very hot. There may very well be swelling. Skin will start to feel very tight. The skin will feel very hot, as if you have had sunburn. The skin will start to feel tight.
What will I feel while going through the healing process? Skin gets very tight. The treated skin will become dark. After 2-3 days the skin will start to peel. There may be redness, itching and sensitivity. The peeling and flaking will last a few days before the skin starts to normalise. It is VERY important to follow all your post procedure instructions to ensure the best results. Skin gets very tight. The treated skin will become dark. After 2-3 days the skin will start to peel. There may be redness, itching and sensitivity. The peeling and flaking will last a few days before the skin starts to normalise. It is VERY important to follow all your post procedure instructions to ensure the best results. Skin gets very tight. The treated skin will become dark. After 2-3 days the skin will start to peel. There may be redness, itching and sensitivity. The peeling and flaking will last a few days before the skin starts to normalise. It is VERY important to follow all your post procedure instructions to ensure the best results.
Pearl Fusion
What does this treatment address?
  • Deep lines and wrinkles
  • Deep scars/Acne scars
  • Sagging skin
  • Rough, leathery, severe sun damaged skin
  • Sunspots & pigmentation & mild sun damage
  • Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous rough lesions)
  • Dry, ageing skin with a rough texture
  • Fine lines and fine wrinkles,
  • Oily skin with enlarged pores
  • Superficial acne scarring
How many treatments would you need for OPTIMAL results?
1 – 2 Treatments
How much downtime can I expect?
7-14 Days
What can I expect to feel right after the treatment?
The skin will feel very hot, as if you have had severe sunburn. There will be swelling. Eyelids may be very swollen and you will feel a radiating heat. Skin will be sensitive to the touch.
What will I feel while going through the healing process?
Skin gets very tight. The treated skin will become dark. After 2-3 days the skin will start to peel. There may be redness, itching and sensitivity. The peeling and flaking will last a few days before the skin starts to normalise. It is VERY important to follow all your post procedure instructions to ensure the best results.
Pearl Laser on its own, without the Fractional
What does this treatment address?
  • Rough, leathery, severe sun damaged skin
  • Sunspots & pigmentation & mild sun damage
  • Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous rough lesions)
  • Dry, ageing skin with a rough texture
  • Fine lines and fine wrinkles,
  • Oily skin with enlarged pores
  • Superficial acne scarring
How many treatments would you need for OPTIMAL results?
2 - 3 Treatments
How much downtime can I expect?
7-10 Days
What can I expect to feel right after the treatment?
The skin will feel very hot. There may very well be swelling. Skin will start to feel very tight.
What will I feel while going through the healing process?
Skin gets very tight. The treated skin will become dark. After 2-3 days the skin will start to peel. There may be redness, itching and sensitivity. The peeling and flaking will last a few days before the skin starts to normalise. It is VERY important to follow all your post procedure instructions to ensure the best results.
3D Peel
What does this treatment address?
  • Mild actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous rough lesions)
  • Sunspots & pigmentation & mild to moderate sun damage
  • Dry, ageing skin with a rough texture
  • Fine lines and fine wrinkles,
  • Oily skin with enlarged pores
  • Superficial acne scarring
How many treatments would you need for OPTIMAL results?
2 - 6 Treatments
How much downtime can I expect?
5-7 Days
What can I expect to feel right after the treatment?
The skin will feel very hot, as if you have had sunburn. The skin will start to feel tight.
What will I feel while going through the healing process?
Skin gets very tight. The treated skin will become dark. After 2-3 days the skin will start to peel. There may be redness, itching and sensitivity. The peeling and flaking will last a few days before the skin starts to normalise. It is VERY important to follow all your post procedure instructions to ensure the best results.

Explanation of acronyms:

  • AK* is Actinic Keratosis (rough pre malignant sun spots)
  • DSAP* is Disseminated Superficial Actinic Prokeratosis (widespread sunspots on body esp. lower legs)
  • KP* is Keratosis Pilaris (roughened chicken skin on back of arms)
  • Neglected areas* are Neck, Decollete (Chest), Hands, Elbows, Knees, Heels
  • PDT/ ALA* is Photo Dynamic therapy with an Amino Laevulinic acid