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.

53 Reviews (average: 4 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 -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 -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 -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 -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 -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 -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!

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