Lamelle Skin Peels

Everything you need to know about Chemical Peels

At Soma Laser and Skincare Clinic we offer a wide range of Lamelle skin peels, each one designed to suit your skin type or specific skin concern. We offer light to medium depth skin peels with no downtime. 

The purpose of chemical Peels are to :

  • Erase imperfections
  • Remove damaged skin
  • Improve skin tone and texture
  • Allow new skin to grow


What conditions are treated with chemical peels?

Chemical Peels are used to treat:

  • Acne
  • Ageing
  • Hyper-pigmentation

But they are also great for:

  • Firming and tightening
  • Rejuvenation
  • Resurfacing of skin
  • Improving complexion
  • Stimulating healthy new tissue growth

What is skin peeling?

Skin peeling involves an application of a chemical solution to sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented, acne prone and finely wrinkled facial areas. The procedure is meant to diminish imperfections by peeling away the skin’s top layers. It has proven to be a very popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. Chemical peels vary according to their specific ingredients and their strength. Depth of peeling action may also depend on factors such as how long solutions remain on the skin and whether they are applied lightly, heavily or vigorously.
With Lamelle skin peels we are able to treat and improve the below skin concerns:


Photoageing is the process by which skin is changed or damaged as a result of exposure to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight and other sources such as smoking, pollution, stress, diet, etc. Dermal components are broken down rapidly and the long-term effect of this process on the skin include wrinkles and/or discoloration. Ultraviolet radiation is responsible for up to 80% of all skin ageing.

This treatment protocol is designed to treat and prevent the breakdown of the dermal components which result in dermal scars (elastosis) or as they are commonly known: wrinkles. Lamelle’s range of highly active treatments have proven to be extremely successful in treating ageing skin due to innovative technology.

Acne and problematic skin

Acne is a common skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. It occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Nearly 85% of people develop acne at some time between the ages of 12-25 years. Up to 20% of women develop mild acne in their later 30’s and 40’s known as adult acne. The exact cause of acne is unknown however several risk factors have been identified: hormonal changes, diet, hereditary individuals with a family history of acne have greater susceptibility to the disease.

The environment exposure to oils, grease, polluted air, sweat and polluted water may also contribute to problematic skin. Stressful lifestyle conditions can also contribute to problematic skin. This treatment protocol is designed to treat and prevent the excess sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria from clogging the pores and eventually leading to problematic skin.

Lamelle’s highly active treatments have proven to be extremely successful in treating problematic skin due to innovative technology and ingredients.


Hyperpigmentation is when the skin appears dark, blotchy and uneven in colour. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin colour, forms excess deposits in the skin as a form of protection.

There are different forms of hyperpigmentation which differ in their depth and cause for the darkening. Hyperpigmentation can affect the skin colour of people of any race, although darker skin types tend to struggle more. Hyperpigmentation is a very difficult condition to treat depending on the different depths that it may occur:

  1. Epidermal (superficial) hyperpigmentation can be treated effectively with cosmeceutical products containing active de-pigmenting ingredients as it sits in the epidermis.
  2. Dermal (deeper) hyperpigmentation cannot be treated effectively with any cosmeceutical de-pigmenting ingredient as it lies in the dermal layer. The only effective treatments are specific pigment lasers.
  3. A mixture of epidermal and dermal hyperpigmentation. Certain cosmeceuticals containing active de-pigmenting ingredients will be effective in reducing the epidermal hyperpigmentation; however the dermal pigmentation will remain unaffected.

There are a number of different factors that can trigger hyperpigmentation:

  • Sun damage is a very common trigger of hyperpigmentation, especially in hotter climates such as Africa. Freckles, age spots, and other darkened skin patches can become darker or more pronounced when skin is exposed to the sun. This happens because melanin absorbs the energy of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays in order to protect the skin from damage.
  • Melasma or Chloasma is hyperpigmentation triggered by hormonal changes/influences. Pregnancy, for example, can trigger overproduction of melanin that causes hyperpigmentation on the face. Melasma frequently reduces after pregnancy. Women who take birth control pills may also develop hyperpigmentation because their bodies undergo similar kinds of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy.
  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is caused by any sort of trauma to the skin. (e.g. Acne). Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) causes skin darkening and discoloration that may show up as spots, or as large patches on a person’s skin. This is because cells that normally produce the brown pigment evenly across your skin produce too much melanin. This happens because of an inflammatory reaction in the skin, or injury to the skin. Although PIH can occur in all skin types, it is more common in people of African, Asian, Latin, and indigenous Indian background, and can affect men and women equally. 


Revitalisation is the restoration of the skin to an active or fresh condition. Revitalization of the skin includes treatment options which improve the function of the skin and stimulate cellular replacement from the basal layer to create a younger, more hydrated, healthier looking skin.
This treatment protocol is designed to treat devitalized, skin as well as being an excellent preventative measure to delay fine lines and ageing.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a treatment take?

The peel itself is usually no longer than five minutes. But there is usually prepping and care involved, so bank on a at least 15 minutes.

What does it feel like?

It depends on the product used. Alpha and Beta peels cause only some tingling, while a TCA peel is slightly more intense. Any discomfort subsides after a minute or two, though.

What about after the treatment?

On average, with Alpha and Beta peels, your skin will look youthful and glowing. It may be a little red, but that will subside very quickly. With a TCA peel, some recovery time will be needed.

How long do the results last?

With proper home care, months or even years.

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