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
Neostrata I - VI Mild Acne-PIH*-pores - fine lines-sun damage rough texture Face - Any area None From R450 Yes 2 Weeks 6
20 % Salicylic Acid BHA
Lamelle I - VI Acne - rough texture - pores - PIH*- oily skin - fine lines Face - Neck Chest - Back None From R450 Yes 2 Weeks 6
Melanostop
Mesoestetic I - VI Difficult pigmentation - sun damage Face - Neck None From R650 Yes (usually in conjunction with Beta Lite) 2 Weeks 6
Azelan
Mesoestetic I - VI Acne - oily skin- PIH* Face - Neck None From R950 No 2 Weeks 6
Jessners (modified)
Mesoestetic I - VI Mild acne - PIH* - pores - fine lines - sun damage - rough texture Face - Neck - Chest 48 hours From R950 Yes 2 Weeks 6
Piruvex
Mesoestetic I – IV (V&VI with caution) Mild wrinkles- PIH*-acne-acne scarring-sun damage Face - Neck Mild 2 to 3 days From R950 Yes (effective with Lasergenesis) 2 Weeks 6
70 % Glycolic AHA body with occlusion
Neostrata I - IV Acne - rough texture - KP*- PIH*- sun damage Body - Back - Arms - neglected areas* Mild 2 to 3 days From R1200 No 2 Weeks 4 to 6
Chemibrasion Mask
Nimue I – VI Acne - rough texture - pores - pigmentation Face only Mild 2 to 3 days From R1200 No 4 Weeks 4
TCA 35 % Spot peel
Lamelle I – III TRAINED DR ONLY Sun spots- AK*- liver spots Face Mild 3 to 5 days From R 750 No 4 Weeks 1 to 2
TCA 10 & 15 % overlay
Lamelle 15% TCA on I-III ONLY. 10% ON IV – VI WITH CAUTION AND ONE LAYER ONLY (LITE) PIH*- Acne - Melasma Face Mild 3 to 4 days From R350 Yes 4 Weeks 4 to 6
Cosmelan Mask
Mesoestetic I – VI Resistant dermal pigmentation/Melasma - PIH * Face-Neck-Chest Mild 2 to 3 days From R3750 No 2 Weeks 2
Dermamelan Mask
Mesoestetic I – VI DR ONLY Resistant dermal pigmentation / Melasma - PIH * Face-Neck-chest Moderate 3 to 4 days From R4750 No 4 Weeks 2
Yellow Peel includes BHA, TCA 10% (2 layers only), Retinoic acid
Lamelle I – III POC* - PIH* - uneven texture - neglected areas Face - Neck - Chest - Body - neglected areas* Moderate 3 to 4 days From R750 No 2 Weeks 4
TCA 15%
Lamelle I – III Mild wrinkles - PIH* Face - Neck Moderate 5 to 7 days From R1200 Yes 4 Weeks 2 to 4
TCA 35 % Full face
Lamelle I – III TRAINED DOCTORS ONLY Severe sun damage - wrinkles FACE ONLY Severe 7 to 10 days From R3500 No 6 weeks 2 to 4
3D Peel
Lamelle & Mesoestetic I – III (IV with extreme caution)DR ONLY Severe sun damage - Resistant pigmentation - wrinkles - uneven skin tone and texture Face - Neck - Chest Moderate 7 to 10 days From R2400 No 4 Weeks 2 to 4
PDT / ALA*
Omnilux LED I – III DR ONLY AK*- severe sun damage - DSAP*- severe acne Face - Arms - neglected areas* Severe 10 to 21 days From R2400 No 6 weeks 1 to 4

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