Beta Hydroxy Peels

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 renew 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.
  • 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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*Please note results may vary by individuals.
Review -My skin has never looked this good!
Reviewed on 8 September 2014 by Rolene Oosthuisen

Super informative and very friendly! My skin has never looked this good! (I come for monthly Facial, Chemical Peels, Gellish Nail treatments and waxing)

Amazing results with the recommendations from the therapists, I am now on NeoStrata and it works!

Review -Overall experience….amazing!
Reviewed on 4 September 2014 by Rumbi

My overall experience at the Morningside Skin Renewal has been amazing. The treatments with beauty therapists who try to understand your skin and make suitable recommendations has been helpful. In my case, Bianca has been great. I enjoy my visits and treatments.

Review -Candice is brilliant
Reviewed on 4 September 2014 by Anonymous

Candice is brilliant at attending to the needs of a client. She always does a pre-check to see where my skin is at and adjusts the treatment accordingly.

Review -Very professional therapist
Reviewed on 4 September 2014 by Gia Marais

Very professional- fully explained the process and what to expect. I felt as through I was in very capable hands ~Thanks Bianca

Review -Relaxing Experience
Reviewed on 16 September 2014 by Anonymous

Lizanne is die terapeut wat my gereeld behandel. Ek geniet dit baie om na hierdie kliniek te kom. Die dames is baie vriendlik en hulle voel al soos my vriendinne. Die diens is uitstekend en die behandeling is uiters professioneel en ek ontspan heerlik. Ek sal dit vir enige een aan beveel.

Review -Mani & Pedi’s with Cindy
Reviewed on 2 September 2014 by Hermien Strumpher

Cindy Mouton is a very friendly and professional therapist, as part of the Willowbridge team.

Review -I appreciate the advice!
Reviewed on 8 September 2014 by Theresa Van Heerden

Cindy is friendly, efficient and considerate during the treatment. I receive professional threading treatment and the advice is appreciated.

Review -Wonderful service with Nicola!
Reviewed on 8 September 2014 by Anonymous

Nicola provides wonderful service. She is very informative about the various treatment and products.

Review -Tammy is baie behulpsaam!
Reviewed on 18 July 2014 by Anonymous

Einde laasjaar het ek gesukkel met my vel, ek het geen kennis van velprodukte nie, en Tammy het voorgestel dat ek op NeoStrata gaan. Sy was baie behulpsaam en het vir my samples gegee en het deurlopend gevra hoe my vel voel. Na die proeftydperk het ek die produkte gekoop. Ek is baie gelukkig en dankbaar dat Tammy deurlopend deur die jaar my vra oor my vel toestans en altyd nuwe voorstelle maak.

Review -This is what service is all about!
Reviewed on 20 September 2014 by Anonymous

I visit Skin Renewal every month and each time I walk out of there blown away by the level of service and care. Anneke is a truly amazing manager and it's an exceptionally nice touch to walk through the door and be greeted by name. Lizanne - the only therapist I will ever consider going to - is a remarkable therapist who goes above and beyond with every treatment. She is not only extremely professional and capable, but has an exceptional touch for the finer details of a treatment. I highly recommend both Skin Renewal, and especially Lizanne, to anyone seeking a great treatment experience.

Review -Such a blissful experience!
Reviewed on 9 September 2014 by Anonymous

The Dermaquest Pumpkin Peel treatment tingles (but in a good way) and left me feeling like I have brand new skin. The accompanying facial and massage were delivered with care and skill from Dourina who made me drift off to sleep with relaxation. Would highly recommend it!

Review -Best Facial Experience!
Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by Anonymous

Loved my Loyalty Birthday Facial, it was simply amazing! I felt completely relaxed - a real treat! This was certainly one of the best, if not THE best Facial experience I have ever had, Thank you!

Review -Started seeing results
Reviewed on 4 September 2014 by Anonymous

This is my third treatment and have started to see results. My skin feels smoother and visibility of marks has reduced. Angie is always able to offer advice and guidance and it is always a pleasure seeing her. I look forward to doing more treatments and getting better results. Thanks guys :)

Review -Elke behandeling is persoonlik
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Anonymous

Tammy het my dadelik laat welkom voel. Ek waardeer die professionele en vriendelike wyse waarop sy ons sessies hanteer. Elke behandeling is persoonlik en spreek my unieke behoeftes aan en Tammy doen baie moeite om 'n ontspanne en rustige atmorsfeer te skep. Ek sien uit na my volgende behandelings.

Review -Wish I started earlier!
Reviewed on 2 September 2014 by Anonymous

I wish I had started these treatments with Idalia earlier. They have made a visible positive difference to my skin!

Review -Consistently Good Service
Reviewed on 9 September 2014 by Anonymous

I've been treating folliculitis on my legs with skin peels done by Cindy at Skin Renewal Willowbridge. Thank you for the consistently good service.

Review -Thorough Treatment
Reviewed on 9 September 2014 by Anonymous

Excellent service & very thorough pedicure treatment was performed by Cindy Mouton. Thank you.

Review -Spoit Rotten!
Reviewed on 31 October 2014 by Anonymous

I thoroughly enjoyed my Spa Day at Skin Renewal Cape Quarter. The therapist is brilliant. Thank you for the lovely Diamond Loyalty Birthday treatment package (Manicure, Pedicure, Massage and Facial)!

Review -Classy, Stylish and Exclusive!
Reviewed on 2 October 2014 by Anonymous

My therapist was a delightful young lady - she informed me throughout the Dermaquest Pumpkin Peel treatment what she was doing. She helped me through the peel. Afterwards she applied a soothing mask, which was comforting and I received a lovely pamper. The spa is very very beautiful as well. Really a classy, styling and exclusive establishment.

Review -Always friendly faces at Irene!
Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by Mrs D. N. Ntuli

All treatments have been explained thoroughly by the doctor and the therapist. Ilona is always friendly and welcomes any questions that one may have and she always takes her time to answer any queries.

Review -Excellent Service at Morningside
Reviewed on 12 September 2014 by Diana Altgager

Excellent! The Best facial I have ever had, Bianca is an incredible therapist. Her over all ability, nature and professionalism is to be commended. The front office staff are always helpful and accommodating at Skin Renewal Morningside.

Review -Ravages of Time
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Anonymous

Acne and pigmentation in the 40's is a trail. Thankfully I found Skin Renewal through 'Google'. I have been very pleased with the treatment at the Fourways branch. Beverley, my therapist, is an Angel except when the stuff she puts on my face burns like I am in Hades. But she is wonderfully reassuring and gentle and I am seeing the results. Very happy with my care treatment

Review -Feels Like home
Reviewed on 13 September 2014 by Anonymous

From the first time I got to Skin Renewal Brooklyn, being black and a male not knowing much about beauty stuff, the staff made me feel at home. Their patience and attention to customers issues is top notch! I used to visit another practice but I don't think I well move to another one. Everybody is like family here now.

Review -A friend at Skin Renewal Irene
Reviewed on 10 February 1986 by Krystle Rossouw

Landa is by far the best therapist I have ever had and I have had a lot. She is friendly, caring and extremely knowledgeable about any concern I have, or question I have. I approach her with all my skincare questions. If it wasn't for Landa I probably wouldn't be doing more carboxy.

Review -I give Landa 10/10!
Reviewed on 28 September 2014 by Sandra Kraay

Landa is sensitive, caring and very professional. I give her a 10/10. Always makes me feel special.

Review -Service and Customer Care
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Jeandri Van Zyl

Fourways skin and Body Renewal spa is absolutely AMAZING! They have the most high standard therapists. Beverley is absolutely brilliant! She is so professional and makes one feel as if all her attention is upon oneself. Keep up the excellent service.

Review -Amazing staff and impressed with my treatment
Reviewed on 24 September 2014 by Sihle Maake

When I approached Skin Renewal my skin was at it's worst looking, because I generally have good skin. The staff was so friendly and helpful, always willing to answer questions. I see such an amazing improvement on my skin and my therapists always inform me on what she is going to do. I'm beyond impressed with the results I am seeing and would recommend anyone with a skin challenge to visit the branch.

Review -Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
Reviewed on 18 September 2014 by M. I from Skin Renewal Fourways

Liezel is always professional and cordial. Have known her level of expertise for years now. She is "firm"and "gentle" and explains the process. The atmosphere at the clinic/salon is relaxed and friendly as well with happy smiley faces,. I am anxious to see the end results after I have completed my 6-8 treatments. Crossing fingers that it has been money well spent.

Review -Awesome Experience!
Reviewed on 9 September 2014 by S. L from Skin Renewal Parkhurst

My experience has been awesome. I have had some bad experiences previously with bad skin reactions, but she has been doing a great job

Review -Lasting Relief from Acne
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by PT from Skin Renewal Fourways

I have been suffering from acne for almost 20 years now. I have been on Roaccutane which worked for 2 years and then the acne came back. Skin Renewal has offered me a solution which has produced amazing results. Including safe laser treatment for black skin. Doctor Burt listens to your feedback honestly and adjusts treatment where necessary. My therapist has been amazing. Overall world class service and results.

Review -Skin Renewal has been an excellent experience
Reviewed on 25 September 2014 by Yashiv Sukool

My overall experience with Skin and Body Renewal has been excellent. The treatment has definitely helped. My therapist Bev has always been warm, kind and accommodating. I would definitely recommend Skin and Body Renewal to others.

Review -I am free!!
Reviewed on 17 September 2014 by NM from Skin Renewal Fourways

First thing you will feel warm like you are at home. They listen to you and they will give you their love. Importantly they make sure that you have the best health possible. They can help to balance your hormones. My face was really bad, anything that I used on my face was too strong for me. My face was itchy and red, now I am free!

Review -Nicole’s service…
Reviewed on 4 September 2014 by Louise Chaplin

Great and very accommodating staff. Overall my experience at Fourways Skin and Body Renewal has been very good.

Review -Renewed and restored confidence
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Anonymous

I came to Skin Renewal in desperation to clear my skin. I was insecure (and being an actress that's a NO NO) What was i going to do about the little monstrosities making horribly timed appearances all over my face!! But the doctors and therapists at Skin Renewal helped me out. I got the perfect program from deep cleanse facials, to peels and my skin became gorgeous again. Even to the point of wearing little to no make up. The team at Skin Renewal renewed my confidence and skin! Thank you.

Review -Acne and Pigmentation treatment
Reviewed on 18 September 2014 by Chantal Holtzhauzen

Beverley has been an absolute pleasure, all treatments, side effects and recommendations are clearly explained and discussed. In conjunction with Dr Chrisna's diagnosis and treatments done by Bev I have seen a vast improvement in breakouts and pigmentation, is becoming less. The Lamelle home care range is awesome and I highly recommend Acnevelle to anyone battling with breakouts.

Review -Answer to my acne problems
Reviewed on 18 September 2014 by B. G from Skin Renewal Irene

Ilona has been amazing, always supportive and helpful. Wonderful service and experience great results.

Review -Great therapist and treatment
Reviewed on 24 September 2014 by N.M from Skin Renewal Irene

Landa has been my therapist since I started treatments at Skin Renewal. Her service is excellent and she is always friendly and makes you feel comfortable. She is very professional in what she does and knows what she is doing.

Review -Compliments
Reviewed on 1 March 2014 by S.R. from Skin Renewal Irene

I have had the best skin Renewal experience since my 1st visit. The staff are amazing. Dr is kind and patient, Alex keeps me on time and up to date with my appointments, the manager is sweet, welcoming and keeps the house in order. Last but not least is my therapist Landa, she is awesome, warm hearted and is always keeping me calm and stable during my treatments... They are a splendid family.

Review -My skin has never looked better
Reviewed on 23 November 2014 by C.A from Skin Renewal Morningside

I am completely happy with the results of my treatments.

Review -I enjoy my treatments
Reviewed on 14 September 2014 by RM from Skin Renewal Brooklyn

I am happy with the service. I have been consulting with Larushka and Dr for 9 months now. Thus far I can see positive results and they always call after treatment and check if everything is ok. The front line staff are also welcoming and I enjoy coming here for my treatment. The products Dr recommended are working fine and there are no complaints.

Review -Relaxing Experience with Marzet
Reviewed on 16 February 2015 by Lara de Leurist

The treatments at Skin Renewal Constantia are very relaxing with Marzet. I am looking forward to the rest of the treatments and the results. Very professional therapist, very knowledgeable and kind.

Review -Absolute Bliss
Reviewed on 17 February 2015 by Tamina Siebel

Although a deep cleanse facial sounds like a bit of a torture it was an absolute treat. The most relaxing and enjoyable experience in a long time! Thank you Marzet and the rest of Skin Renewal Constantia team! Looking forward to my next visit - hopefully very soon!

Review -Treatment results give me confidence
Reviewed on 2 February 2015 by Ms N H Constantia

I've had an awesome experience, my skin is looking and feeling 100% better. I walked in feeling a bit unsure of what to expect, but when I leaft with confidence levels boosted, I know that my skin is going to look amazing. Thank you to Marzet at Skin Renewal Constantia.

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.

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 -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 -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 -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 -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 -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 -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!

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