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.
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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!
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.
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.
Very professional- fully explained the process and what to expect. I felt as through I was in very capable hands ~Thanks Bianca
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.
Cindy Mouton is a very friendly and professional therapist, as part of the Willowbridge team.
Cindy is friendly, efficient and considerate during the treatment. I receive professional threading treatment and the advice is appreciated.
Nicola provides wonderful service. She is very informative about the various treatment and products.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 :)
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.
I wish I had started these treatments with Idalia earlier. They have made a visible positive difference to my skin!
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.
Excellent service & very thorough pedicure treatment was performed by Cindy Mouton. Thank you.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Landa is sensitive, caring and very professional. I give her a 10/10. Always makes me feel special.
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.
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.
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.
My experience has been awesome. I have had some bad experiences previously with bad skin reactions, but she has been doing a great job
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.
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.
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!
Great and very accommodating staff. Overall my experience at Fourways Skin and Body Renewal has been very good.
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.
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.
Ilona has been amazing, always supportive and helpful. Wonderful service and experience great results.
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.
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.
I am completely happy with the results of my treatments.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Helen knows her lashes. She also listens and accomodats the clients request. Not one size fits all approach!
The best lash extensions ever. Always proffesional and relaxing. Couldn't get better!