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  • Summary of Peels

    The table below sets out the main differences between types / brands of peels that are available at Skin Renewal and lists them in ascending order of downtime.

    • Alpha Peels
    • Beta Peels
    • Mask Peels
    • TCA Peels
    • Combined Peels
    • Laser Peels
    Peel Type Brand Safe for Skin Types Conditions Area Downtime Price Combine with other Treatments Interval Treatments Required
    20 % Glycolic AHA
    Peel Type
    20 % Glycolic AHA
    Brand

    Neostrata

    Safe for skin types

    I - VI

    Conditions

    Mild Acne-PIH*-pores - fine lines-sun damage rough texture

    Area

    Face - Any area

    Downtime

    None

    Price

    From 525

    Combine with other treatments

    Yes

    Interval

    2 Weeks

    Treatments Required

    6

    20 % Salicylic Acid BHA
    Peel Type
    20 % Salicylic Acid BHA
    Brand

    Lamelle

    Safe for skin types

    I - VI

    Conditions

    Acne - rough texture - pores - PIH*- oily skin - fine lines

    Area

    Face - Neck Chest - Back

    Downtime

    None

    Price

    From R450

    Combine with other treatments

    Yes

    Interval

    2 Weeks

    Treatments Required

    6

    Melanostop
    Peel Type
    Melanostop
    Brand

    Mesoestetic

    Safe for skin types

    I - VI

    Conditions

    Difficult pigmentation - sun damage

    Area

    Face - Neck

    Downtime

    None

    Price

    From R575

    Combine with other treatments

    Yes (usually in conjunction with Beta Lite)

    Interval

    2 Weeks

    Treatments Required

    6

    Azelan
    Peel Type
    Azelan
    Brand

    Mesoestetic

    Safe for skin types

    I - VI

    Conditions

    Acne - oily skin- PIH*

    Area

    Face - Neck

    Downtime

    None

    Price

    From R575

    Combine with other treatments

    No

    Interval

    2 Weeks

    Treatments Required

    6

    Jessners (modified)
    Peel Type
    20 % Salicylic Acid BHA
    Brand

    Mesoestetic

    Safe for skin types

    I - VI

    Conditions

    Mild acne - PIH* - pores - fine lines - sun damage - rough texture

    Area

    Face - Neck - Chest

    Downtime

    48 hours

    Price

    From R575

    Combine with other treatments

    Yes

    Interval

    2 Weeks

    Treatments Required

    6

    Piruvex
    Peel Type
    Piruvex
    Brand

    Mesoestetic

    Safe for skin types

    I – IV (V&VI with caution)

    Conditions

    Mild wrinkles- PIH*-acne-acne scarring-sun damage

    Area

    Face - Neck

    Downtime

    Mild 2 to 3 days

    Price

    From R575

    Combine with other treatments

    Yes (effective with Lasergenesis)

    Interval

    2 Weeks

    Treatments Required

    6

    TCA 35 % Spot peel
    Peel Type
    TCA 35 % Spot peel
    Brand

    Lamelle

    Safe for skin types

    I – III TRAINED DR ONLY

    Conditions

    Sun spots- AK*- liver spots

    Area

    Face

    Downtime

    Mild 3 to 5 days

    Price

    From R 750

    Combine with other treatments

    No

    Interval

    4 Weeks

    Treatments Required

    1 to 2

    TCA 10 & 15 % overlay
    Peel Type
    TCA 10 & 15 % overlay
    Brand

    Lamelle

    Safe for skin types

    15% TCA on I-III ONLY. 10% ON IV – VI WITH CAUTION AND ONE LAYER ONLY (LITE)

    Conditions

    PIH*- Acne - Melasma

    Area

    Face

    Downtime

    Mild 3 to 4 days

    Price

    From R350

    Combine with other treatments

    Yes

    Interval

    4 Weeks

    Treatments Required

    4 to 6

    Cosmelan Mask
    Peel Type
    Cosmelan Mask
    Brand

    Mesoestetic

    Safe for skin types

    I – VI

    Conditions

    Resistant dermal pigmentation/Melasma - PIH *

    Area

    Face-Neck-Chest

    Downtime

    Mild 2 to 3 days

    Price

    From R3750

    Combine with other treatments

    No

    Interval

    2 Weeks

    Treatments Required

    2

    Dermamelan Mask
    Peel Type
    Dermamelan Mask
    Brand

    Mesoestetic

    Safe for skin types

    I – VI DR ONLY

    Conditions

    Resistant dermal pigmentation / Melasma - PIH *

    Area

    Face-Neck-chest

    Downtime

    Moderate 3 to 4 days

    Price

    From R4750

    Combine with other treatments

    No

    Interval

    4 Weeks

    Treatments Required

    2

    Yellow Peel includes BHA, TCA 10% (2 layers only), Retinoic acid
    Peel Type
    Yellow Peel includes BHA, TCA 10% (2 layers only), Retinoic acid
    Brand

    Lamelle

    Safe for skin types

    I – III

    Conditions

    POC* - PIH* - un texture - neglected areas

    Area

    Face - Neck - Chest - Body - neglected areas*

    Downtime

    Moderate 3 to 4 days

    Price

    From R750

    Combine with other treatments

    No

    Interval

    2 Weeks

    Treatments Required

    4

    Retistore Peel
    Peel Type
    Retistore Peel
    Brand

    Lamelle

    Safe for skin types

    I - VI

    Conditions

    Mild wrinkles - PIH* Sun damage Pigmentation Age Correct and Age Prt

    Area

    Face-Neck-chest

    Downtime

    Moderate 3 to 4 days

    Price

    From R950

    Combine with other treatments

    No

    Interval

    4 Weeks

    Treatments Required

    3 - 5

    3D Peel
    Peel Type
    3D Peel
    Brand

    Combination Peel

    Safe for skin types

    I - III (DR’s Peel)

    Conditions

    Mild wrinkles - PIH* Sun damage Melasma

    Area

    Face-Neck-chest

    Downtime

    Moderate 3 to 4 days

    Price

    From R2800

    Combine with other treatments

    No

    Interval

    4 Weeks

    Treatments Required

    2 - 4

    TCA 15%
    Peel Type
    TCA 15%
    Brand

    Lamelle

    Safe for skin types

    I – III

    Conditions

    Mild wrinkles - PIH*

    Area

    Face - Neck

    Downtime

    Moderate 5 to 7 days

    Price

    From R1200

    Combine with other treatments

    Yes

    Interval

    4 Weeks

    Treatments Required

    2 to 4

    TCA 35%
    Peel Type
    TCA 35%
    Brand

    Lamelle

    Safe for skin types

    I – III (DR’s Peel)

    Conditions

    Severe wrinkles; Pigmentation; Acne Scarring; Deep lines and wrinkles

    Area

    Face

    Downtime

    Moderate to severe 7 – 10 Days

    Price

    From R3850

    Combine with other treatments

    No

    Interval

    3 Months

    Treatments Required

    1 to 4


    PDT / ALA*
    Peel Type
    PDT / ALA*
    Brand

    Omnilux LED

    Safe for skin types

    I – III DR ONLY

    Conditions

    AK*- severe sun damage - DSAP*- severe acne

    Area

    Face - Arms - neglected areas*

    Downtime

    Severe 10 to 21 days

    Price

    From R2400

    Combine with other treatments

    No

    Interval

    6 weeks

    Treatments Required

    1 to 4

    Intense Peels & Laser Peels

    Pearl Fusion
    Pearl Laser on its own, without the Fractional
    3D Peel
    What does this treatment address?
    • Deep lines and wrinkles
    • Deep scars/Acne scars
    • Sagging skin
    • Rough, leathery, severe sun damaged skin
    • Sunspots & pigmentation & mild sun damage
    • Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous rough lesions)
    • Dry, ageing skin with a rough texture
    • Fine lines and fine wrinkles,
    • Oily skin with enlarged pores
    • Superficial acne scarring
    • Rough, leathery, severe sun damaged skin
    • Sunspots & pigmentation & mild sun damage
    • Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous rough lesions)
    • Dry, ageing skin with a rough texture
    • Fine lines and fine wrinkles,
    • Oily skin with enlarged pores
    • Superficial acne scarring
    • Mild actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous rough lesions)
    • Sunspots & pigmentation & mild to moderate sun damage
    • Dry, ageing skin with a rough texture
    • Fine lines and fine wrinkles,
    • Oily skin with enlarged pores
    • Superficial acne scarring
    How many treatments would you need for OPTIMAL results? 1 – 2 Treatments 2 - 3 Treatments 2 - 6 Treatments
    How much downtime can I expect? 7-14 Days 7-10 Days 5-7 Days
    What can I expect to feel right after the treatment? The skin will feel very hot, as if you have had severe sunburn. There will be swelling. Eyelids may be very swollen and you will feel a radiating heat. Skin will be sensitive to the touch. The skin will feel very hot. There may very well be swelling. Skin will start to feel very tight. The skin will feel very hot, as if you have had sunburn. The skin will start to feel tight.
    What will I feel while going through the healing process? Skin gets very tight. The treated skin will become dark. After 2-3 days the skin will start to peel. There may be redness, itching and sensitivity. The peeling and flaking will last a few days before the skin starts to normalise. It is VERY important to follow all your post procedure instructions to ensure the best results. Skin gets very tight. The treated skin will become dark. After 2-3 days the skin will start to peel. There may be redness, itching and sensitivity. The peeling and flaking will last a few days before the skin starts to normalise. It is VERY important to follow all your post procedure instructions to ensure the best results. Skin gets very tight. The treated skin will become dark. After 2-3 days the skin will start to peel. There may be redness, itching and sensitivity. The peeling and flaking will last a few days before the skin starts to normalise. It is VERY important to follow all your post procedure instructions to ensure the best results.
    Pearl Fusion
    What does this treatment address?
    • Deep lines and wrinkles
    • Deep scars/Acne scars
    • Sagging skin
    • Rough, leathery, severe sun damaged skin
    • Sunspots & pigmentation & mild sun damage
    • Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous rough lesions)
    • Dry, ageing skin with a rough texture
    • Fine lines and fine wrinkles,
    • Oily skin with enlarged pores
    • Superficial acne scarring
    How many treatments would you need for OPTIMAL results?
    1 – 2 Treatments
    How much downtime can I expect?
    7-14 Days
    What can I expect to feel right after the treatment?
    The skin will feel very hot, as if you have had severe sunburn. There will be swelling. Eyelids may be very swollen and you will feel a radiating heat. Skin will be sensitive to the touch.
    What will I feel while going through the healing process?
    Skin gets very tight. The treated skin will become dark. After 2-3 days the skin will start to peel. There may be redness, itching and sensitivity. The peeling and flaking will last a few days before the skin starts to normalise. It is VERY important to follow all your post procedure instructions to ensure the best results.
    Pearl Laser on its own, without the Fractional
    What does this treatment address?
    • Rough, leathery, severe sun damaged skin
    • Sunspots & pigmentation & mild sun damage
    • Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous rough lesions)
    • Dry, ageing skin with a rough texture
    • Fine lines and fine wrinkles,
    • Oily skin with enlarged pores
    • Superficial acne scarring
    How many treatments would you need for OPTIMAL results?
    2 - 3 Treatments
    How much downtime can I expect?
    7-10 Days
    What can I expect to feel right after the treatment?
    The skin will feel very hot. There may very well be swelling. Skin will start to feel very tight.
    What will I feel while going through the healing process?
    Skin gets very tight. The treated skin will become dark. After 2-3 days the skin will start to peel. There may be redness, itching and sensitivity. The peeling and flaking will last a few days before the skin starts to normalise. It is VERY important to follow all your post procedure instructions to ensure the best results.
    3D Peel
    What does this treatment address?
    • Mild actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous rough lesions)
    • Sunspots & pigmentation & mild to moderate sun damage
    • Dry, ageing skin with a rough texture
    • Fine lines and fine wrinkles,
    • Oily skin with enlarged pores
    • Superficial acne scarring
    How many treatments would you need for OPTIMAL results?
    2 - 6 Treatments
    How much downtime can I expect?
    5-7 Days
    What can I expect to feel right after the treatment?
    The skin will feel very hot, as if you have had sunburn. The skin will start to feel tight.
    What will I feel while going through the healing process?
    Skin gets very tight. The treated skin will become dark. After 2-3 days the skin will start to peel. There may be redness, itching and sensitivity. The peeling and flaking will last a few days before the skin starts to normalise. It is VERY important to follow all your post procedure instructions to ensure the best results.

    Explanation of acronyms:

    • AK* is Actinic Keratosis (rough pre malignant sun spots)
    • DSAP* is Disseminated Superficial Actinic Prokeratosis (widespread sunspots on body esp. lower legs)
    • KP* is Keratosis Pilaris (roughened chicken skin on back of arms)
    • Neglected areas* are Neck, Decollete (Chest), Hands, Elbows, Knees, Heels
    • PDT/ ALA* is Photo Dynamic therapy with an Amino Laevulinic acid