Skin Peel

Chemical peeling is a proven and effective method for skin rejuvenation. An active solution is applied to the surface of the skin which causes the superficial layer to peel off. The treatment exposes a new layer of healthy undamaged skin, resulting in a smoother texture and a more even skin tone.

Medical-strength skin peels will address the following skin concerns: uneven skin pigmentation, brown spots, age spots, melasma, rough or uneven skin texture, sun damage, acne, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, rosacea, superficial blood vessel damage and pre-cancerous growths.

Skin peels are suitable for various areas, including: face, eyelids, neck, décolletage, bald head, torso, hands, arms and legs.

The strength of the peel solution affects the depth of the treatment and the degree of exfoliation.


Superficial peels penetrate the top layer of the skin known as the Stratum Corneum. A mild peel will instantly refresh the skin, cleanse pores, soften fine lines, improve skin texture and superficial pigmentary changes such as age spots.


Medium-strength skin peels penetrate the full level of the epidermis including the basal layer (Stratum Basale). These peels will resurface sun damaged skin, improve on texture roughness, large pores, dullness, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring and most pigmentation disorders.


Full-strength peels penetrate past the papillary dermis into the reticular dermis. These deeper treatments are effective in improving on pronounced hyperpigmentation, deep acne scarring, thickened and sun-damaged skin as well as resistant lines and wrinkles.

The Sorensen Clinic recommends the following skin peels


●  Obagi Blue Peel Radiance

The Radiance Peel contains a blend of salicylic, lactic and glycolic acids and provides a superficial exfoliation. It is suitable for patients of any skin type or colour seeking to improve overall skin tone, texture and complexion - with little or no downtime. A series of 4 to 6 peels provides best results.


●  ZO Medical 3-Step Peel

The ZO 3-Step Peel is a medical-strength peel that combines 10% TCA (trichloroacetic acid), salicylic acid, lactic acid and high-dose retinol (6%). It is indicated for patients of any skin type and colour, who require a more potent skin peel (medium strength), but with minimal downtime (3-5 days). This peel may be repeated 2-3 times annually or as required.


●  Obagi Blue Peel

The Obagi Blue Peel is a medical-strength peel which utilises 15-30% TCA. It is indicated for deep skin restoration and treatment of specific skin disorders that require full exfoliation and complete skin cell renewal. Average downtime 7-10 days.

Depending on the strength and depth of the peel used, swelling, redness and a sensation of tightness will be experienced to varying degrees following the procedure. Within days, the outer layers of the skin will begin to peel off, a process that will continue over the following days. By the 7th to 10th days, the skin should be healed and improvement noticeable. The skin’s condition will continue to improve during the weeks following the peel.

Both men and women benefit medically and aesthetically from chemical peels. A peel can be used as a single treatment or may be repeated annually (or as often as required) as part of a personalised skin restoration and optimisation programme. Skin specialist Dr Jasmina Masser will advise of the appropriate treatment during consultation.

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ZO 3-Step Peel

A medium-strength peel combined with high-dose retinol. Designed to provide lasting results with minimal downtime. An effective choice for patients seeking to further enhance the results of their Obagi or ZO skin care regime.

Obagi Blue Peel

A full-strength peel mixed with a blue base to monitor penetration. Developed for deep rejuvenation and/or treatment of medical skin disorders. The peel is highly effective in stimulating skin cell turn-over and formation of new collagen.