Frequently Asked Questions
Simildiet (SD) SAMA Peels are available in Johannesburg at Fourways, Parkhurst, Morningside, Bedfordview, West Rand, Waterfall 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 in KwaZulu-Natal at Ballito, Durban & Umhlanga.
The SD SAMA Peel (by Simildiet) is a low pH combination peel, containing 22% Mandelic Acid and 20% Salicylic Acid. This combination formulation was originally designed to treat acne in skin type 5 and 6 patients. The unique combination has however proven to make the peel a fantastic “all-rounder” as the acids in these concentrations are excellent for acne, PIH, pigmentation, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles as well as anti-ageing.
The SD SAMA Peel treatment would benefit anyone suffering from:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Poor hydration
- Slow, sluggish skin cell turn over (poor natural exfoliation)
- Superficial pigmentation
- Dull, dry, tired skin
Depending on the severity of the damage on the skin, a patient may require anything from 6 to 8 treatments to start off with (1 treatments every 14 days). Thereafter, the skin needs to be re-assessed and if needed a second course of treatments prescribed. Once the best possible results are achieved, it is necessary to be on a maintenance plan to maintain the results and to ensure that the skin remains in a great condition.
During the procedure itself, the peel may feel quite active and warm (some patients describe the sensation as a mild sting). In some cases, mild frosting (or crystallization known as “pseudo-frosting” may be seen). Because of the slow penetrating nature of mandelic acid (as opposed to other alpha hydroxy acids), the peel feels much more tolerable and the peeling depth is more easily controlled.
Immediately after the peel, the skin may appear quite pink and in most cases, the skin may feel somewhat tight and “itchy”. The after effects dissipate quite quickly.
Within about 3 days, you may start to flake for about 2-4 days (in most cases there can be visible flaking with this peel. In rare cases where patients have been having combination treatments for some time, the skin may not visibly peel). This peel may be repeated every 2 -3 weeks for optimum results.
All skin types can benefit from this peel. It is an excellent treatment for acne, congestion, oiliness, pigmentation, general skin rejuvenation and anti-ageing.