Frequently Asked Questions

Simildiet (SD) Azelaic 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.

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 hyperpigmentation
  • 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).

11 Reviews (average: 5 out of 5)

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*Please note results may vary by individuals.
Review -Bianca an asset!
Reviewed on 1 September 2018 by Anonymous

Bianca is excellent. She is patient with my skin and gives great beauty advise. Truely an asset to the team.

Review -Skin renewal
Reviewed on 23 April 2018 by Taybah Roomaney

Ever since I’ve been coming to Skin Renewal I’ve noticed an amazing change in my skin. It looks and feels healthier and soft. I always feel comfortable and relaxed when I come for my treatments. Thank you so much Jess

Review -Service is out of this world!
Reviewed on 9 February 2016 by L.M from Skin Renewal Fourways

Treatment is working wonders to my skin. Therapist customer service is out of this world. Always great coming over for my treatments.

Review -Relaxing & Renewing!
Reviewed on 6 October 2015 by Tegan Loos

The treatment helped a lot with my acne problem and I feel refreshed. My skin feels alive and renewed. I would definitely recommend this treatment to anyone dealing with acne and scarring. It is not painful at all, you can nap through the entire treatment!

Review -Great , Holistic and Person-Centred Experience
Reviewed on 23 October 2014 by Mandy Grobler

I had a great experience during my consultation with Dr Burt Jooste, he has a great bedside manner and a great ability to make a person feel great through the way he interacts. I felt very @ home if I can put it that way not having to sit and share my health concerns with a doctor who sits on the other side of his desk without any sign of interest shown. Very holistic Experience. He is a "go-getter" who works smart and not hard.

Review -Experience
Reviewed on 17 September 2014 by A.V Acne patient

Very good experience. Well trained therapist and good equipment used. A little uncomfortable, but that is expected.

Review -Tranquil environment
Reviewed on 16 September 2014 by Monique Sham

The staff are very friendly and helpful. My therapist is brilliant and very good in performing the required treatments. The venue is tranquil and relaxing.

Review -I look forward to my appointments!
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Anonymous

Great experience whilst treating my acne treatments. Although the peels can be dreadful a lot of the time, overall I look forward to my appointments at Skin Renewal Parkhurst!

Review -Extremely Satisfied!
Reviewed on 7 September 2014 by Anonymous
Excellent service; personal customer attention. Both my mother and I are extremely satisfied with the service and the improvement of our skin.
Review -Great service at Morningside branch
Reviewed on 4 September 2014 by Meri Hartzer

Thank you for the great service. Always helpful, kind and understanding. I will recommend this branch to everyone.

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