Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a technique that improves the skin’s texture and appearance, by applying a chemical solution to the skin which removes the outer damaged layers. The amount of skin removed will depend on the type of chemical used, the strength of the product (superficial, medium and deep peels) and how long it is left on the skin. They can be used on most areas of the body, but are commonly used on the face or the back of the hands to improve rough skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, blemishes, scars or acne. The peeling creates a healing response at the lower layers of the skin that stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, resulting in smoother, radiant and younger looking skin.


  • Improvement in the appearance of fine lines
  • Softening of acne scars
  • Evening-out pigmentation irregularities
  • Reduction of pore size
  • Improved skin tone
  • Enhanced skin clarity
  • Maintenance of healthy, rejuvenated skin


Chemical peels are usually categorized according to the depth of the peel and the extent of its effect on the skin.


Twelve years of concentrated medical research went into developing Omnilux – an effective non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that stimulates the body’s own natural processes to fight the effects of premature aging. A form of light-only skin rejuvenation, Omnilux blends pure, visible red and infra-red light which is targeted by narrowband Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) against the skin to stimulate deeper tissue.

When used in combination with other procedures such as micro-dermabrasion, skin peels, laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy and with dermal fillers, it can be helpful in maintaining their continued effectiveness. Greater benefit may also be achieved by the use of topical skincare products such as anti-oxidant and Advanced AHA preparations.


Omnilux Revive™ (red light) acts to rejuvenate and repair damaged skin, improve uneven skin tone and reduce the appearance of fines line and wrinkles. Omnilux Revive delivers a precise wavelength of visible red light that penetrates deep into the skin to stimulate fibroblast activity to naturally boost the production of collagen (the protein responsible for plump, healthy skin).


Omnilux Plus™ (white light) it’s main purpose to heal the skin, making it perfect for after cosmetic surgery procedures, burns, damaged skin and new scars.


Medical Skin Needling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and Micro- Needling is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, skin laxity and scarring such as that caused by acne or chicken pox. It have also been successfully applied to the indication of hair restoration in cases of alopecia.

Pioneered by the internationally renowned South African Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Desmond Fernandes in 1997, needling has been combined with other therapies as well as performed on its own, to successfully treat acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines & wrinkles.


Treatment for actinic keratoses, acne, photo damage, and other conditions without surgery.

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a light treatment that includes ALA (Aminolevulinic acid), a photosensitising compound. ALA is applied for 30-90 minutes before a treatment and is preferentially absorbed by certain cells such as precancerous skin cells, oil glands, pores and other structures, making them more sensitive to light. After the incubation period, a red or blue light energy is used to activate the solution.


The Carboxy Therapy procedure uses carbon dioxide to reduce stretch marks, cellulite and scars. It is also a safe, minimally invasive, clinically proven method to rejuvenate, restore, and recondition the skin. Micro-injections of carbon dioxide are injected just beneath the surface of the skin. These stimulate circulation and collagen production.

Ageing naturally causes blood capillaries to become dormant, which in turn reduces blood circulation. This deprives cells of oxygen, which stops their ability to regenerate. Injecting carbon dioxide creates an oxygen deficit in the injected area and the body responds by increasing the blood flow to that area. This leads to a surge of oxygen and nutrients to the treated area, which results in cellular restoration.

Worldwide, Carbon Dioxide Therapy or Carboxy-therapy, the miracle gas,  is rapidly becoming known as the leading skin rejuvenation treatment.

Posted by Stuart Geldenhuys

My philosophy centres on personal care. Compassion for my patients and the value of attentive communication have been an integral part of my approach from my first days of internship at Groote Schuur and Red Cross Children's Hospitals in Cape Town. It is my belief that effective communication is the basis for a successful outcome. I make it a priority to keep abreast of trends and advances in my field by regularly attending local and international conferences. I employ conventional techniques that deliver predictable, natural results. I believe it is the subtle modifications of each technique, particular to each individual, which optimise the outcome.