Frequently Asked Questions

Simildiet (SD) Azelaic Peels 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.

The SD Azelaic Peel (by Simildiet) is a low pH combination peel, containing Azelaic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid & Arnica. The unique formulation ensures that all the main signs and symptoms of acne are targeted, namely oiliness, congestion, breakouts, PIH and inflammation.

Unlike many other peels and resurfacers (exfoliators) used for Acne, the SD Azelaic peel formulation is designed in such a way to minimize the typical uncomfortable sensation caused by chemical peels, and the anti-inflammatory effects of the arnica and salicylic acid cause the skin to recover very quickly. Because of the peel’s design, there is minimal visible peeling during the recovery period, making it much easier to “hide” the common post-peeling signs.

The following conditions are indicated for this peel:

·Individuals who have acne and epidermal hyper-pigmentation

·Oily skin with enlarged pores and

· Patient who are prone to congestion and breakouts

·Patients with superficial (epidermal) pigmentation or PIH

·Patients with Rosacea

Patients with sensitive skins who are in need of exfoliation but cannot handle the more aggressive peels

Depending on the condition being treated and the severity thereof, a patient may require anything from 6 to 8 treatments to start off with.

Thereafter, the skin needs to be re-assessed and if needed a second course of treatments prescribed. Once the condition is under control and initial results achieved, it is necessary to be on a maintenance plan to maintain the results and to ensure that the condition does not return.

Immediately after the peel, the skin may appear quite pink (in most cases this calms down very quickly) and in some cases, the skin may feel “itchy”.

Within about 3 days, you may start to flake for about 2-4 days (in most cases there is almost no visible flaking or peeling with the SD Azelaic Peel). This peel may be repeated every two weeks over a twelve week period for optimum results.

The SD Azelaic peel is excellent for all skin types. We do however take extra precautions when treating skin types 5 and 6 due to the sensitive nature of these skin types.

This peel rejuvenates skin, producing beautiful results in treating mild to severe acne, and epidermal hyper-pigmentation. (Peeling the face, neck, back and upper chest is also quite effective).