What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical Peels are a deeper form of exfoliation using Alpha or Beta hydroxy acids which are all natural and are derived from Fruit acids. These acids help to digest dead skin cells and encouraging the growth of new ones therefore giving your skin that glow. These chemical peels are superficial, so they only reach the surface layers of the skin. They are very safe to use and will not cause damage to healthy skin underneath. Chemical Peel Somerset West. 

What are the benefits

  • Exfoliation
  • It encourages your skin to desquamate (naturally exfoliate itself)
  • Improves skin texture
  • Brightens the skin and can help even out pigmentation
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Unclogs pores
  • Helps with Blackheads and White heads
  • Helps with superficial acne scarring

What Alpha Hydroxy Acid do we use?

  • We use Glycolic Acid made from Sugar cane it is one of the most popular AHA’s because it is very safe to use with little to no irritation.
  • This is nice to do before an event for that amazing glow!
  • No peeling
  • No Down time

What is this peel best for?

  • Skin Texture
  • Tightens pores
  • Lightening of skin tone
  • Anti-aging – decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Leaves your skin smooth and glowing

What Beta Hydroxy Acid do we use?

  • We use Salicylic acid made from a component of aspirin. It is known for its decongesting abilities as well as anti- inflammatory properties. Depending on the concentration you may experience some peeling/ dryness
  • 2- 5 days of flaking in some cases
  • May experience redness and irritation

What is this peel best for?

  • Oily skin, blackheads, whiteheads
  • Unclogs pores
  • Improves acne scarring
  • reduces oil production
  • Anti- inflammatory
  • Tightens pores
  • Increases cell turnover faster healing.

What to remember when going for a peel:

  • Stop using exfoliants 3 days before and after as well as Vitamin A products
  • Do not go in the sun after a peel and use an SPF of at least 50 daily.
  • Try not to pick your skin if it is peeling, it’s better for the skin to fall off naturally so you don’t damage the new skin underneath. To ease the discomfort, you can apply a moisturiser.
  • It’s better not to have a peel when you are sick as your immune system is down causing your skin to react more.

How often can I go for a peel?

Some of our patients like to have peels every 2 weeks for accelerated results, otherwise once a month.

We advise 3 – 6 peels for optimal results.

TCA Peels (Trichloroacetic acid)

This is a very strong peel as it penetrates the deeper layers of the skin. This acid is chemically made in a lab. This procedure can be uncomfortable, BUT the results are well worth it.  This peel is great for acne scarring as well as stubborn pigmentation.

You will experience a lot of peeling and dryness over the next 5-7 days but once that layer of skin has peeled off you will see a considerable difference in your skin.

What does it cost?

The cost for peels range from R600 – R1,600 depending on the depth and type of peel.

For the update price list, visit our Price List Link.


Our Doctors

Dr Wade is a medical doctor with a special interest in aesthetic and anti-ageing medicine, he has been administering and injecting Botox and Dysport for over 5 years at his practices in Green Point & Somerset West. Dr Wade is also qualified with a 2-year Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine.

De Melinda Dommisse

Dr Melinda Dommisse is a qualified medical doctor who qualified from Stellenbosch University. She moved to London where she did her aesthetic training and worked as a GP with a special interest in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine. Prior to returning to South Africa she worked at 2 well-known clinics in Harley Street, London

Our Practices





021 433 0967

173 Main Road
(Corner of Main and Clyde Road)
Green Point, Cape Town
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021 433 0967

Corner of the R44 & De Beers Avenue
(Inside of the Paardevlei Complex)
Paardevlei Rising 1 (Building name)
*We are opposite the Cheetah Sanctuary
1st Floor, Unit 102, Paardevlei, Somerset West
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