Summary of Peels

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

  • Doctors Only Peels
  • Advanced Peels
  • Combo/Intermediate
  • Basic Peels
  • Laser Peels
Chemical Peel Type Brand Safe for Skin Types Conditions Downtime 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 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

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

Lamelle

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

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

Lamelle

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

SD Ferulic
Peel Type
SD Ferulic
Brand

Simildiet

Safe for skin types

I – IV

Conditions

Mild wrinkles/Pigmentation/acne/acne scarring/sun damage

Downtime

None

Combine with other treatments

Yes

Interval

2 Weeks

Treatments Required

6

SD Azelaic
Peel Type
SD Azelaic
Brand

Simildiet

Safe for skin types

I – IV

Conditions

Acne/Oily Skin/PIH*/Melasma

Downtime

None

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

2 Weeks

Treatments Required

6

Radiance Peel
Peel Type
Radiance Peel
Brand

Lycoderm

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

SD Glycolic 70% (Face)
Peel Type
SD Glycolic 70% (Face)
Brand

Simildiet

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

SD Azelaic + Ferulic
Peel Type
SD Azelaic + Ferulic
Brand

Simildiet

Safe for skin types

I – IV

Conditions

Sun Damage/Melasma

Downtime

Mild 2 - 4 Days

Combine with other treatments

Yes

Interval

2 Weeks

Treatments Required
70% Glycolic Acid AHA (Body)
Peel Type
70% Glycolic Acid AHA (Body)
Brand

Neostrata

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

SAMA Peel
Peel Type
SAMA Peel
Brand

Simildiet

Safe for skin types

I - V (IV & VI with caution)

Conditions

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

Downtime

Mild 2-3 Days

Combine with other treatments

Yes

Interval

2 Weeks

Treatments Required

4-6

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

Lamelle

Safe for skin types

15% TCA on I-III ONLY

Conditions

PIH*- Acne - Sun Spots

Downtime

Mild 3-4 days

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*

Downtime

Mild 3-4 days

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*

Downtime

Moderate 3-4 days

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

4 Weeks

Treatments Required

2

Yellow Peel includes BHA, TCA 10%, Retinoic acid (MPM)
Peel Type
Yellow Peel includes BHA, TCA 10%, Retinoic acid (MPM)
Brand

Lamelle

Safe for skin types

I – III (V-VI NO TCA)

Conditions

POC*/PIH*/uneven texture/neglected areas

Downtime

Moderate 3-4 days

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

2 Weeks

Treatments Required

4

Pigment Control Peel
Peel Type
Pigment Control Peel
Brand

Combination Peel

Safe for skin types

I - VI

Conditions

Sun Damage/Melasma/Pigmentation/POC*/PIH*/Uneven Texture/Neglected Areas

Downtime

Moderate 3-4 days

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

2 Weeks

Treatments Required

4

3D Peel (Ferulic, TCA, MPM3)
Peel Type
3D Peel (Ferulic, TCA, MPM3)
Brand

Combination Peel

Safe for skin types

I - III (DR’s Peel)

Conditions

Mild wrinkles/PIH*/Sun damage

Downtime

Moderate 3-4 days

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*

Downtime

Moderate 5-7 days

Combine with other treatments

No

Interval

4 Weeks

Treatments Required

2-4

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