Facial Peels

Facial or chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that can be applied to the face, hands, neck and there are even body peels. They’re used to improve the appearance or feel of the skin. During this procedure, chemical solutions will be applied to the area being treated, which causes the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. Once this happens, the new skin underneath is often smoother, appears less wrinkled, and may have less damage.

There are a number of reasons people may get chemical peels. They may be trying to treat a variety of things, including:

  • Deep cleanse
  • Prevent white and black heads and Milia
  • wrinkles and fine lines
  • sun damage / freckels
  • age spots
  • acne scars
  • hyperpigmentation
  • scars
  • melasma
  • uneven skin tone or redness

At The Laser Beautique we use brands such as Optiphi, Mesoestetic, RegimA and Nimue.

A peeling procedure is sometimes referred to as dermapeeling or chemexfoliation. Home chemical peel kits are available for people with mild skin conditions who would like to treat themselves at home. However, people should be careful about home chemical peels because they could damage their skin if the product is not suitable for their skin type or it is not applied correctly. A our Beautique skin specialist can recommend products which can be used safely at home, including products which can be used for skin maintenance.


At The Laser Beautique we offer Cosmelan peels by Mesoesteti. This is a depigmentation peel. We find these peels most effective for pigment as well as safe. This treatment is more costly than our other peels but it is a once off Peel that is result driven and delivers. Cosmelan is an effective hyper-pigmentation management programme, consisting of both professional treatment and home care. The protocol will be tailored to your condition by your Laser Beautique skin care professional.

Am I a candidate? 

Cosmelan is used to treat hyperpigmentation, a very common skin disorder. It presents itself in brown patches, often found on the hands and face, leaving the skin blotchy and uneven. It is caused by a genetic predisposition, hormonal influences (such as pregnancy, menopause and oral contraceptives) and exposure to the sun. It also treats sunspots and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation often seen after acne breakout.

What causes hyperpigmentation? 

Skin tone is defined by the presence of melanin. Darker skins have higher amounts of melanin, and lighter skins, have lower amounts of melanin. Often, Melasma occurs when there is an increased melanin production. This creates a darker skin tone in some areas, leaving the skin blotchy and uneven. Causes of skin pigmentation can range from genetic predisposition – aggravated by high exposure to strong sunlight, to hormonal changes – such a pregnancy, menopause or taking oral contraceptives.

How does Cosmelan help? 

This treatment acts by blocking the melanin-producing enzyme (Tyrosinase), therefore reducing the production of Melasma. A significant reduction in brown patches may be detected only one week after starting treatment. The appearance of new, luminous and rejuvenated skin is present, and skin continues to improve with the use of the maintenance products.

What are the benefits? 

  • Compatible with all skin photo types (complexions)
  • Effective on most types of hyperpigmentation
  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • Anti-aging properties; skin is rejuvenated
  • Beneficial for acne scarring
  • No hospitalisation
  • Not painful
  • Can be applied to face, décolleté, hands and body

Phase 1 Preparing your skin pre-procedure. The better your skin is prepared, the better the result and the lower the risk of inflammation or discomfort. The Mesoestetic Brightening Booster is recommended to be used for 6 weeks prior to the treatment, and mesopeel Melanostop 48 hours before the mask application will provide an added benefit.

Phase 2 The in-clinic treatment which takes about an hour, and involves cleansing and degreasing the skin. The brown-coloured mask is then applied. Once the mask is applied, you will be taken through the protocol carefully and you will be able to go home. You will be instructed to remove the mask after 8 to 10 hours. After the recommended time, you will wash off the mask and apply anti-inflammatory cream provided by your therapist.

Phase 3 the maintenance period over the next 12 months, which is critical to the success of the treatment. You will be prescribed home care products and given careful instructions to follow to best maintain your result.

In many cases a reduction in brown patches may be detected as soon as one week after starting treatment. Once peeling is complete, the skin will appear more luminous and rejuvenated, and should continue to improve with the use of home care products.

It is normal to expect peeling and redness. The skin will appear red and sunburnt for the first 3 days.  Noticeable peeling and flaking usually starts around day 3 and can last for up to a week. Flakiness and tightness subsides after about 2 weeks.

We recommend you to do your treatment near the end of the week so the majority of peeling is over the weekend when you will not be at work

With this amazing treatment, we recommend 1 treatment, which includes your initial homecare.

The Cosmelan treatment cost is  R12 586

This includes the full treatment kit, comprised of your professional treatment and well as homecare products.

We offer all potential clients a free consultation and assessment. Please let us know when you are available for an appointment and we will be happy to schedule you in.


The Laser Beautique offers the full range of RegimA Peel Treatments, including the ground-breaking “Peel & Heal” system which is suitable for all ages & skin types, including African & Asian skins. RégimA is a cosmeceutical focusing not only on aesthetics but on skin health with the aim of skin treatment, restoration, rejuvenation and anti-aging. RégimA treatments are suitable for men and women. Our aesthetician will personalise the treatment according to your needs as well as recommend any optional extras you will benefit from.

RegimA offers a treatment and skincare range for almost every possible skincare concern including:

Scarring (trauma & post-surgical) Stretch marks
Acne Hyperpigmentation
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Treatment Info

The Zone Power Peel is the ultimate in anti-aging and rejuvenation peels. Offering a combination of 6 powerful fruit acids including Peach, Raspberry and Apple, which have a lightening effect superior to Hydroquinone with 100% safety. Helps eliminate pigmentation, increase healthy cell growth and reduce wrinkle depth. The multi-functional capability of this peel focuses not just on the exfoliative benefits, but also the aspect of repair and regeneration.


Initiation peel Luxury R550
Initiation peel Express R400
Rapid Rejuvo Luxury R750
Rapid Rejuvo Express R500
30% Peel Luxury R850
30% Peel Express R600
50% Peel Luxury R950
50% peel Express R700
Acne Attack Peel Luxury R950
Acne Attack Express R500
Double Whammy Intensive Luxury R1,100
Double Whammy Intensive Express R850


Professional Eye Treatment R240
Add On Mask/serum/gel/oil POA
Add On Nimue Collagen Film Masque R220
Add On Nimue Alginate Masque R90
High Frequency / Galvanic R70

A range of RegimA products will be recommended to maintain and enhance the peel treatment. The main product used for the healing of the skin post peel is RegimA Scar Repair. This cream has revolutionary ingredients, and is widely recommended by plastic surgeons to patients post operations.

What will I look like after my peel? 

Dependent on skin type and initial condition, a degree of erythema (redness) is experienced during the peel, and one can feel the skin is hot. This is mainly due to the stimulation. The redness usually goes down within a few hours and one looks back to normal. There may be some superficial flaking over the next couple of days but this is easy to handle. One may work and socialize as normal. Only following a deeper peeling session will the skin remain red for a few days. Particularly during and after the 70% peel there may be swelling and more extensive peeling, especially in sensitive areas. The skin feels smoother and softer immediately following cleansing. In olive or darker skins if there is any peeling the skin MAY look darker initially on these areas as the dead skin is sloughing off. One must be patient and continue with the home care and the peels, and this will improve quickly.

Which peel should I request? Will I peel and for how long? 

You skincare therapist will perform a thorough skin analysis prior to recommending the correct treatment plan for your skin.  Certain skin concerns, like scarring may need more intensive peeling.  The 30% Initiation Peel is recommended when starting a program of RegimA peels, after which, your therapist may recommend higher percentage peels.


Nimue was originally created in 1994, by a leading South African plastic surgeon and a team of cosmetic scientists, who together turned a concept into a range of active treatments, originally developed for the medical market.  They found that dermal improvement before operations, ensured dramatically improved healing & long term results post operatively.  The documented success in pre and post-operative dermal procedures resulted in the establishment of Nimue Derma-cosmeceutical Skin Treatment range.

Today, Nimue Skin Technology is globally recognised as a pioneering and innovative brand that consistently deliver exceptional results.  Nimue skin technology is committed to cutting edge research and development that ensures continuous creation of advanced skincare treatment products and professional treatments.

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Treatment Info

The Nimue 7.5% TCA treatment is applied to the skin for a deeper exfoliation resulting in a radiant, smoother texture and lightening of pigmentation.

This treatment is suitable for environmentally damaged, hyperpigmented and problematic skin classifications.


30% Glycolic Treatment (general)


7.5% TCA Treatment (problematic skin)


Nimue SRC Treatments (pigmented, problematic & damaged)


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optiphi® evolved from the expertise applied in the fields of wound care. Optimal concentrations of quality ingredients working in synergy for the best results. Trusted in skincare. Promoting skin longevity.

Treatment Info

Active – The Optiphi Active range is a focused range with niche products,which target specific skin concerns. The range is suitable for all skin types and can easily be incorporated into your current skincare routine. The focused range effectively and comprehensively addresses all the visible signs of aging.

Classic – Created for the consumer who prefers a simplified skincare routine and is striving for healthy skin with positive homeostatic balance. The range works to help reduce the signs of aging.


25% Advanced Peel R600
30% Advanced Peel R650
30/30 Peel R700
50/30 Peel R800
Lipohydroxy Acid Peel R800
Classic Radiance Boost Facial R750
Classic Hydrate and Repair Facial R750
Classic Firming Peptide Treatment R750
Advanced Back Rejuvenation R650
Under Eye Peel

The eye area is very unique in comparison to the rest of the skin, and should therefore be treated as such. We have researched the most results driven treatment which is safe for the eye area. See below more information on the Mesopeel Periocular by Mesoestetic, specifically designed to target various concerns around the eye area.

Am I a candidate? 

If you suffer from the following you are a candidate and will see great results:

  • Imperfections in the periocular area
  • wrinkles on the eyelids (upper and lower) and outer sides (crow’s feet)
  • hyperpigmentation
  • flaccidity
  • loss of tissue density
  • under-eye circles
  • loss of brightness

How many sessions do I need? 

The periocular treatment is applied in 5 – 6 sessions. One session of Microneedling may be added or every alternate session for increased results

Which eye areas can be treated? 

  • Upper eyelid
  • Outer corners of eyes
  • Lower Eyelid

How long before I see results? 

There is an immediate glow and brightening. Improvement to wrinkles, ptosis and pigmentation becomes visible from week 3 and onwards.

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