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 R450
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 R650
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 R950
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 R950
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 R950
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 – VI (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