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 the 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Beta 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.

  • Many skin problems are associated with an 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 cells 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 skincare 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 produce 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 hyperpigmentation ( PIH).
  • An added benefit is that the combination of peptides used in the range offers anti-aging 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
  • The 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, 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 downtime.

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 hydroxy acid peel.

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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 -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 -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 -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 -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 -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 -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 -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 -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.

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