Summary of Peels

Below sets out the main differences between types/brands of chemical peels that are available at Renewal Institute and lists them in ascending order of downtime.

  • Doctors Only Peels
  • Advanced Peels
  • Combo/Intermediate Peels
  • Basic (Entry Level or Maintenance) Peels
  • Laser Peels (More commonly referred to as Laser Resurfacing)

Neostrata 20% Glycolic AHA

Skin type: Safe for skin types I - VI

Conditions: Mild General Resurfacing (younger patients 18-25yrs) Acne-PIH*-pores/fine lines/sun damage/rough texture.

Downtime: None

Combine with other treatments: Yes

Interval: 2 weeks

Treatments required: 6


Lamelle Lite 20% Salicylic Acid BHA

Skin type: Safe for skin types I - VI

Conditions: Acne/Rough Texture/Congestion/Superficial pigmentation.

Downtime: 0-24 hours

Combine with other treatments: Yes

Interval: 2 weeks

Treatments required: 6


Lamelle 20% Salicylic Acid BHA

 Skin type: Safe for skin types I - VI

Conditions: Acne/Rough Texture/Congestion/Superficial pigmentation.

Downtime: 0-48 hours

Combine with other treatments: Yes

Interval: 2 weeks

Treatments required: 6


Simildiet SD Ferulic

Skin type: Safe for skin types I - IV

Downtime: None

Combine with other treatments: Yes

Interval: 2 weeks

Treatments required: 6


Simildiet SD Azelaic

Skin type: Safe for skin types I – IV

Conditions: Acne/Oily Skin/PIH*/Melasma

Downtime: None

Combine with other treatments: Yes

Interval: 2 weeks

Treatments required:


Lycoderm Radiance Peel

Skin type: Safe for skin types I -IV

Conditions: Mild Acne/PIH/Sun Damage/Texture

Downtime: 48 hours

Combine with other treatments: Yes

Interval: 2 weeks

Treatments required: 6


Simildiet SD Glycolic 70% (Face)

Skin type: Safe for skin types I – IV

Conditions: Lines & Wrinkles/Anti-ageing

Downtime: Mild 2-4 days

Combine with other treatments: Yes

Interval: 3 weeks

Treatments required: 6


Simildiet SD Azelaic + Ferulic

Skin type: Safe for skin types I - IV

Conditions: Sun Damage/Melasma

Downtime: Mild 1-2 days

Combine with other treatments: Yes

Interval: 2 weeks

Treatments required:


Neostrata 70% Glycolic Acid AHA (Body)

Skin type: Safe for skin types I – VI

Conditions: Acne/Rough Texture/KP*/PIH*/Sun Damage

Downtime: Mild 2-3 days

Combine with other treatments: No

Interval: 2 weeks

Treatments required: 4-6


Simildiet SAMA Peel

Skin type: Safe for skin types I - VI

Conditions: Acne/Rough Texture/KP*/PIH*/Sun Damage/Pigmentation/Fine lines & wrinkles

Downtime: Mild 3-4 days

Combine with other treatments: Yes

Interval: 4 weeks

Treatments required: 4-6


Lamelle TCA 10% with 15% overlay

Skin type: Safe for skin types I – III only

Conditions: PIH*- Acne - Sun Spots- Superficial sun damage

Downtime: Mild 3-4 days

Combine with other treatments: Yes

Interval: 4 weeks

Treatments required: 4-6


Pigment Control Peel

Skin type: I – VI

Conditions: Sun damage/ melasma / pigmentation / POC* / PIH* / Uneven Texture/Neglected Areas

Downtime: Mild 3-4 days

Combine with other treatments: No

Interval: 2 weeks

Treatments required: 4


Mesoestetic Cosmelan Mask

Skin type: Safe for skin types I - VI

Conditions: Resistant dermal pigmentation/Melasma/PIH*

Downtime: Moderate 3-4 days

Combine with other treatments: No

Interval: 2 weeks

Treatments required: 2


Mesoestetic Dermamalan Mask

Skin type: Safe for skin types I – VI (Doctor only)

Conditions: Resistant dermal pigmentation/Melasma/PIH*

Downtime: Moderate 3-6 days

Combine with other treatments: No

Interval: 2 weeks

Treatments required: 4


Lamelle Yellow Peel - Includes BHA, TCA 10%, Retinoic Acid (MPM)

Skin type: I – III (IV – VI NO TCA)

Conditions: POC*/PIH*/uneven texture/neglected areas

Downtime: Moderate 3-6 days

Combine with other treatments: No

Interval: 2 weeks

Treatments required: 4


3D Peel – Includes Ferulic, TCA and MPM3

Skin type: I – III (Doctor only)

Conditions: Mild wrinkles/PIH*/Sun damage

Downtime: Moderate 3-7 days

Combine with other treatments: No

Interval: 4 weeks

Treatments required: 2-4


Pearl Fusion

What does this treatment address?

- Deep lines and wrinkles
- Deep scars / acne scars

  •        Sagging skin
  •        Rough leathery, sever sun damaged skin
  •        Sunspots, pigmentation and mild sun damage
  •        Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous rough lesions)
  •        Dry, ageing skin with rough texture
  •        Fine lines and fine wrinkles
  •        Oily skin with enlarged pores
  •        Superficial scarring

Treatments required for optimal results: 1-2

Downtime: 7-14 days

What to expect 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 to expect during 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, sever sun damaged skin

  •        Sunspots, pigmentation and mild sun damage
  •        Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous rough lesions)
  •        Dry, ageing skin with rough texture
  •        Fine lines and fine wrinkles
  •        Oily skin with enlarged pores
  •        Superficial scarring

Treatments required for optimal results: 2-3

Downtime: 7-10 days

What to expect during the healing process: The skin will feel very hot. There may very well be swelling. Skin will start to feel very tight.

What to expect during 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 and mild sun damage
  • Dry, ageing skin with rough texture
  • Fine lines and fine wrinkles
  • Oily skin with enlarged pores
  • Superficial scarring

Treatments required for optimal results: 2-6 

Downtime: 3-7 days

What to expect during the healing process: The skin will feel very hot, as if you have had sunburn. The skin will start to feel tight.

What to expect during 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-cancerous sunspots)
  • DSAP* is Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis (widespread sunspots on body especially lower legs)
  • KP* is Keratosis Pilaris (roughened, bumpy skin most commonly found on back of arms)
  • Neglected areas* are Neck, Decollate (Chest), Hands, Elbows, Knees, Heels, Forearms, Shoulders


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