3D Peel at a Glance

Best Results 4 - 6
Duration of Results 8 - 12 months
Treatment Recovery 1 - 7 days
Risks & Complications Medium
Anaesthetic None
Procedure Time 30 - 60 mins
Skin Specialist Doctor
Back To Work Next day - 3 days

Skin Renewal Tip

Unfortunately "Perfect skin" has not been handed out by nature - it has to be bought and this usually comes at a price. No matter how great your skin is at 25, the inevitable age spots, pigmentation marks, red blemishes and sagging will slowly leave their marks on one's face by the time one reaches 35. At Skin Renewal we have recognized this problem and have come up with a customized solution to make it more affordable for the average person by combining our signature laser treatment 3 D Skin Rejuvenation™ in an affordable package over a period of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

3D Peel treatments are available in Johannesburg at FourwaysParkhurstMorningside, BedfordviewWest Rand, Waterfall and Illovo as well as in Pretoria at Brooklyn and Irene and in the Western Cape at Cape QuarterClaremontConstantiaStellenboschWillowbridgePaarl, and in KwaZulu-Natal at BallitoDurban & Umhlanga.

3D Peel series is a 3 peel system for more advanced skin problems and medium depth chemical peels and is performed by a trained medical doctor. It is a novel chemical peeling system that allows the physician to address a wide range of common cosmetic skin conditions with great efficacy, safety and patient comfort. Using a range of synergistically functioning ingredients and penetration enhancers, 3D Peel ® can achieve similar results to far more aggressive and invasive peels in a more controlled, comfortable and well tolerated manner. Not only is patient comfort significantly improved over traditional; deeper peels, but patient satisfaction and clinical results are assured.

3D Peel is a deeper mid dermal peel for hormonal pigmentation (Melasma) that is resistant to treatment with normal superficial peels series and contains:

Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Resorcinol, TCA and Vitamin A in the form of Retinoic Acid

At Skin Renewal Medical Peels are done by medical doctors who have been specifically trained

  • 3D Peel is indicated for the treatment and improvement of the following cosmetic concerns
  • Photo Ageing
  • Actinic keratosis ( pre cancerous rough lesions)
  • Solar elastosis
  • Solar lentiges( age spots)
  • Fine lines in the skin
  • Melasma which is resistant to normal superficial epidermal peels
  • Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation PIH which is the common blemish after acne has resolved
  • Superficial acne scarring
  • Allergy to salicylic acid
  • Allergy to Resorcinol
  • Open skin abrasions, or infections
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding
  • Thyroid problems
  • Active Herpes Simplex
  • Herpes simplex can be done under anti viral cover
  • Keloid scarring
  • Porphyria
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Recent sun or sun bed exposure
  • Any treatment of Vitamin A based therapy or Roaccutaine in last 6 months
  • Any peels or facials in last month

These treatments utilize a three stage peel consisting of

Layer 1: Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Resorcinol

Layer 2: TCA

Layer 3: Vitamin A in the form of Retinoic Acid

  • Only on Fitzpatrick types 1-4
  • Treatment of photo- aging
  • Excellent for pigmentation when other peels have failed to lift pigment as the pigment has leached into the dermis
  • Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous lesions)
  • Solar lentigenes (brown spots)
  • Melasma (hormonal pigmentation) lying in the dermis
  • Post inflammatory hyper pigmentation (blemishes after acne has resolved)
  • Superficial acne scarring and fine wrinkling

Virtually any area on the body can be treated and includes skin rejuvenation of the Face, Neck, Décolleté, Arms and Hands.

  • 3D Peel peel has 5-7 days downtime with a few days off work
  • Treatments can be repeated monthly if required until the desired effect is reached

After your initial consultation, you will be given a Brightening cream such as Luminesce which must be applied to the entire face daily for ten to 14 days before the peeling process can begin. This down regulates 6 enzyme pathways that produces melanin and will prevent the possibility of post inflammatory pigmentation PIH that can occur after any exfoliation procedure.

Properties and benefits of pigment inhibiting products:

  • Groundbreaking peptide technology (Oligopeptide 34) for treating pigmentation and has recently added 3 new peptides to the program which offers excellent results in combating epidermal age spots and post inflammatory hyper- pigmentation ( PIH).
  • An added benefit is that the combination of peptides used in the range offers anti-ageing benefits to the skin as they stimulate collagen producing cells.
  • These traditional products try combating age spots with disappointing results or worse - cause hypersensitive skin, which in turn aggravates the pigmentation

3D Peels are mid dermal peels and are not combined with other treatments unless 6 weeks of recovery and healing has taken place.

As an aesthetic clinic we offer anti ageing treatments and problem specific laser and light treatments as an addition to our 3D Peel to ensure amazing results. For maximal benefit, 1 to 2 in-office professional 3D Peel every 4-6 weeks should be performed to keep the skin continuously rejuvenated and to remove difficult to treat dermal melasma. If you feel that your skin requires more intensive treatments please schedule an appointment with the aesthetic doctor to determine which medical aesthetic treatment should be prescribed.

3D Peel ® peels can be performed 4 weeks after injectable treatments and fillers. There are numerous treatments that can be combined with 3D Peel but a period of waiting (4 to 6 weeks) is recommended before proceeding with other anti ageing combination treatments such as 3 D Skin Rejuvenation™, Carboxytherapy, Skin Tightening treatments and laser and light treatments.

At Skin Renewal numerous 3D Peel ® peels have been administered to our patients with great results with minimal side effects. As there could be adverse post peel reactions, 3D Peel must be done by a medical doctor who is trained in handling post 3D Peel complications.

Possible reactions include:

  • Excess dryness(Lamelle post barrier cream or Vaseline is recommended to protect dry areas)
  • Acne breakout may occur which is usually sorted out by a week long course of oral antibiotics
  • Herpes Simplex(cold sores) can be precipitated and this can be managed prophylactically with an anti viral
  • Pruritis (itchy skin) is very rare but can be managed with oral anti histamines
  • Hyperpigmentation is uncommon if the skin is pre-treated with pigment inhibiting products.

Only skin types 1 to 4 can be safely treated with 3D Peel with minimal pain and approximately 7 days of downtime can be expected as this is a mid dermal peel.

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Review -Thanks for knowing the art of service!
Reviewed on 24 February 2016 by Katjal Ramkhelawan

My experience with the doctor and therapists have been extremely good and helpful. The only room for improvement - if at all possible - is appointment availability after 4 pm. Thanks for knowing the art of service!

Review -Love coming - Bev is awesome!
Reviewed on 22 February 2016 by Lynn Chzimier

My son and I have been coming for years! Everything is superb and professional. Bev is a fabulous therapist. Well done!

Review -Phenomenal job, well done!
Reviewed on 9 February 2016 by S.A from Fourways

I have been coming to Skin Renewal Fourways for a few years now and I am never disappointed. Staff is always professional and courteous. They are well trained and informed. You guys are doing a phenomenal job, well done!

Review -Thorough and Professional!
Reviewed on 17 November 2015 by Helena De Kock

Always a pleasure to visit Skin, Body & Health Renewal for any treatment. Helette always are very thorough and professional!

Review -Definitely recommend Skin Renewal for the best treatments!
Reviewed on 15 October 2015 by A.G From Brooklyn

Staff always friendly and polite. Always willing to help move an appointment around. I have already recommended Skin Renewal to a few of my friends.

Review -Enjoy all my treatments
Reviewed on 11 February 2015 by Lyn Curnow

The staff at Hillcrest are all so helpful and friendly and considerate. I enjoy all my treatments done at the Skin Renewal branch.

Review -Irene Branch's welcoming atmosphere
Reviewed on 28 September 2014 by Elsa Cassel

The staff at the Irene branch are fantastic. I am always welcomed with a smile and thus a very comfortable and processional atmosphere is created. My therapist Landa, is very knowledgeable and explains procedures and post care with patience and concern. She is very friendly and I enjoy spending time in her company. I would highly recommend her as my preferred therapist.

Review -Skin peel treatments
Reviewed on 18 September 2014 by Patience Sithole

The service is very good, Beverley, the therapist is efficient friendly and professional. Questions are concisely answered. Would definitely recommend my friends and anyone interested in the treatment not to hesitate to book themselves for whatever skin treatment.

Review -My overall experience was great!
Reviewed on 17 September 2014 by Pauline Rathbone

The treatment and possible "after effects" was explained furthermore, Landa is very professional and made me feel comfortable at all times.

Review -Super relaxing!
Reviewed on 5 September 2014 by E Clarke

My skin feels awesome and clean! Liza is always amazing and the head massage at the end is super relaxing.

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