Beta Hydroxy Peels at a Glance

Best Results 6 - 8
Duration of Results Monthly / Bi-monthly
Treatment Recovery 1 - 4 days
Risks & Complications Low
Anaesthetic None
Procedure Time 30 mins
Skin Specialist Therapist
Back To Work Same day

A Beta Hydroxy Peel is a superficial quick, no downtime procedure that renews the skin by lifting dead cells off the surface of your skin and stimulating metabolism of the cells underneath. With a series of Beta Hydroxy Peels you can quickly achieve substantial improvement in the appearance of superficial lines and uneven pigmentation, while making your skin look and feel softer, smoother, and more radiant. Acne scars and enlarged pores may become less noticeable, and acne breakouts may be reduced. At Skin Renewal we use the Lamelle range of beta hydroxy acid peels.

Frequently Asked Questions

Beta Peel treatments are available in Johannesburg at Fourways, Parkhurst, Morningside, Bedfordview, West Rand and Illovo as well as in Pretoria at Brooklyn and Irene and in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Willowbridge, Paarl and KwaZulu-Natal at Durban & Umhlanga.

  • Many skin problems are associated with excessive build up of dead cells making the skin hardened and dull. Problems are exacerbated by exposure to the sun, pollution, and other environmental effects, leading to skin damage and disease.
  • Mild exfoliation treatments are usually suitable for all skin types including those patients with acne or sensitive skin.
  • All skin types can be treated
  • All age groups even the very young can be treated
  • All areas of the body can be treated
  • Patients with hormonal pigmentation problems such as melasma
  • Individuals who have sunspots, sun-damaged skin, dry, ageing skin, oily skin with enlarged pores and acne scarring are also good candidates.
  • Men who require treatments to unclog blocked pores, extract any papules and pustules on the skin. They also aim at smoothing out the tone and texture of the skin, decreasing the appearance of spots, and promote speedy healing.
  • The skin is continually undergoing natural exfoliation. As one ages the epidermal cell turnover slows down and one's skin becomes dull because the topmost layer consisting of dead cells becomes too thick.
  • This dead layer can challenge the skin causing whiteheads, blackheads, rough texture and uneven appearance of the skin tone.
  • If one exfoliates regularly, new healthy skin cell are exposed to nutrients from the air, water and daily skin products.
  • These nutrients are then transported to the deeper skin cells where they are needed, improving circulation.
  • Potential benefits of Beta peels include fresher, brighter looking skin and
  • Better penetration of active ingredients of skin care products.

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 Luminesce:

  • This wider inhibitory effect is an industry first, positioning the Luminesce range as one of the most innovative.
  • Lamelle uses 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.
  • Luminesce used twice daily for 8 weeks will reduce the appearance of age spots and is safe for use on all skin types unlike traditional skin lightening cosmeceutical products as well as prescription medications
  • These traditional products try combating age spots with disappointing results or worse - cause hypersensitive skin, which in turn aggravates the pigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles become less apparent
  • 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
  • Usually the skin is normal immediately after a mild beta hydroxy peel and makeup may be applied after your session the skin immediately looks and feels noticeably smoother and tighter.
  • Depending upon the strength of the beta hydroxy acid chemical peel, a mild redness of the skin and dryness may occur following the procedure followed by mild scaling that ends within three to seven days.
  • Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals for a series of 6 peels until the desired clinical effect is achieved.
  • With each additional treatment, you should see incremental gains in the overall appearance of the skin. Your skin usually feels tighter and smoother but may also feel a little sting or itch.
  • You will care for your skin by using a mild non-abrasive cleanser or other mild products for five days as well as
  • Protecting your new skin with adequate sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as an active ingredient.
  • In addition, it is best to avoid prolonged sun exposure.

Beta Hydroxy peels can be performed alone or in combination with numerous other treatments we offer at Skin Renewal. For maximal benefit, 4 to 6 in-office beta hydroxy peels every 2 - 4 weeks should be teamed with an anti ageing optional extra such as TCA to create an environment in which the skin is continuously rejuvenated. At Skin Renewal we pride ourselves on visible results. As an aesthetic clinic we offer anti ageing treatments and problem specific additives as an addition to our peels to ensure amazing results.

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.

Anti Ageing and problem specific optional extras after a Beta Hydroxy Peel are for:

  • Acne using TCA overlays
  • Anti Ageing using Growth Factors transdermal Mesotherapy
  • Anti-oxidant using Transdermal Vit C
  • Firming using transdermal DMAE, LIPOIC ACID and Silicium.
  • Hydrating using transdermal mesotherapy with Hyaluronic Acid
  • Hormonal Pigmentation using TCA overlays
  • Microdermabrasion combinations

Yes, Beta Hydroxy Chemical Peels safely treats all skin types without significant pain or down-time.

It can improve acne, texture, pores, pigmentation, and surface irregularities in only 4 to 6 treatment sessions two to four weeks apart.

If you are allergic to aspirin and related products, or are pregnant you may not be treated with a beta hydroxyacid peel.

53 Reviews (average: 5 out of 5)

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Review -Lashes like no other
Reviewed on 31 May 2018 by Anonymous

Helen knows her lashes. She also listens and accomodats the clients request. Not one size fits all approach!

Review -Amazing Lashes
Reviewed on 30 May 2018 by Ilsa Adlem

The best lash extensions ever. Always proffesional and relaxing. Couldn't get better!

Review -Professionalism at its best
Reviewed on 23 April 2018 by Esra

I was recommended by a friend.I am so glad I came, the staff are all very welcoming, friendly and very professional. Their knowledge of skin care is outstanding. Abigail does my treatments and I highly recommend her. She is great and does an amazing job.

Review -Peels, Carboxytherapy and Laser to Combat Acne Scarring
Reviewed on 12 April 2018 by Thalia Pillay

I’ve received treatments by Shanice for the past year. Shanice has performed wonders on my skin! She is always great at making treatments less painful and is really helpful in recommending creams that have also reduced the appearance of both my active acne and it’s scarring. I would definitely recommend Dermapen treatments as well.

Skin Renewal has reduced my scarring to a point where I am able to leave the house without makeup - something I would have never dreamed of before this year!

Review -Dr Lestonn review
Reviewed on 10 February 2017 by Nicky Capper

Dr Lestonn has changed my life by changing my skin! I had severe post-pregnancy hormonal acne, despite healthy eating. I was told by dermatologists to take extremely strong medication if I wanted it cleared, but I knew that had terrible side effects. I had heard about Skin Renewal and decided to visit. Dr Lestonn was empathetic, and patiently explained the underlying causes of my problem and outlined the process ahead. I decided to trust the system and stick to all the supplements, skin care products and facials advised. The prices were surprisingly affordable too. Within three months I had new baby soft skin! It has given me confidence and I even feel happy wearing no makeup again. It sounded too good to be true, but there is such integrity behind the skin renewal process.

Thank you, Dr Lestonn and Skin Renewal for caring and making a difference. I am in love with my new skin!


Review -Excellent communication!
Reviewed on 11 February 2016 by Jenna Heale

Beverley was excellent at communicating the various treatments to me, what to be expected during the treatments as well as afterwards at home. This was my first treatment and I look forward to seeing the results!

Review -Absolute great results - everyone can notice it!
Reviewed on 10 February 2016 by Rene Nolte

The results I am currently getting with the chemical peel, I'm very happy with! Absolute great results - everyone can notice it. My skin is smooth and bright - seems so refreshed! And I enjoy coming for my treatments on a regular basis with Liezel. She is very humble and always friendly. She always makes sure that I'm comfortable and happy. She explains to me every time what she is doing! It is like a facial with the treatment - very relaxing!

Review -I am a happy client!
Reviewed on 5 September 2015 by Suprise Bongani Nkosi

First time coming to Skin Renewal I was welcomed with warm hands, the service was brilliant. The treatment does help a lot, I saw the difference in 2-3 months. Landa is the best therapist ever. She helped me a lot and now I feel comfortable in my own skin, all the confidence is back because of the best treatment she was giving me.

Review -Warm and welcoming atmosphere!
Reviewed on 5 September 2015 by Tebogo Mathebula

Warm and welcoming reception. My therapist Landa takes me through all the steps of the treatment to make me comfortable. She is a pleasure to work with and has a great personality! Best wishes.

Review -Brilliant service from Somerset West!
Reviewed on 2 June 2015 by Jessica Fox

Anneke (the Somerset West branch manager) and Lizanne (my therapist) are both brilliant and I am always happy to see them for my monthly visits for skin rejuventation.

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