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What is the 3 Step Stimulation Peel?

The 3 step stimulator peel has 3 different ingredients, and has 3 steps! The ingredients are:

Step 1: Salicylic acid, Lactic acid and Trichloracetic acid


Step 2: 6% retinol cream is applied directly after your peel and then more is applied after 5 hours


Step 3: A calming cream that is applied straight after your peel and then several times for the days following your peel.

What will the peel do for you?  The 3 step stimulation peel is great for: Fine lines and wrinkles - Deep/ large pores - Melasma and other pigmentation issues - Uneven skin tone - Badly textured skin - Acne prone skin - Sun damage - Rough skin - Dull skin




Treatment Case Study on Client:

As an acne sufferer, I have used ZO skin health for several years. Since starting with ZO Skin Health, I have been able to manage my acne and mainly only suffer from hormonal breakouts.

I added SkinCeuticals products 4 months prior to peeling to allow me to add Vitamin C without aggravating any breakouts.


Now my acne is under control I would like to focus on reducing the appearance of scarring and improving my overall skin texture and appearance. The 3 Step Peel is the perfect treatment to target uneven skin tone/texture, acne scarring, large pores, ageing and pigmentation.

Daily skincare:

ZO Exfoliating cleanser
ZO Complexion renewal/oil control pads

ZO Dual action scrub 1-2x weekly
SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF
SkinCeuticals Age & Blemish Defence

ASM GF Firming Eye Cream
Heliocare Oil Free

Peel Prep for 8 weeks:

Continue with current daily skincare
ZO Wrinkle & Texture Repair

Started every 3rd day and built up to daily use.

This was used every day for 4 weeks then stopped 3 days to the peel.

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My face was cleansed and prepared with alcohol (this smelt strong).

I then had the peel applied, which was done 3 times. I could feel my skin get warmer with each application which is slightly uncomfortable but subsided quickly. I was also given a fan to cool my skin.

Following this, a 6% Retinol Crème was applied and finally, a Hydrating Crème was applied.

Day 4- 6:

My skin was visibly peeling all over. My face felt tingly when cleansing and applying SPF. The areas of peeing felt tight/itchy (noticeable but not painful).

Day 7:

The peeling was almost finished. The redness subdued and it wasn't tight or itchy anymore.

My complexion was much brighter, clearer, and looked glowy. I then resumed my daily skincare routine but with Hydrating Crème also applied prior to Heliocare.


AlphaRet Triple Peel


ZO 3 Step Peel

Requires consultation and ZO homecare to prepare skin before procedure.


DO's & Don’ts following your chemical peel:

  • DO avoid direct sun exposure; stay away from intense heat and UV light

  • DO avoid wearing make-up for at least 4-6 hours

  • DO apply a high factor sunscreen; at least factor 30

  • DO keep your skincare routine gentle and simple for the next few days

  • DON'T exfoliate your skin or pick/pull off any flaky skin

  • DON'T use any acids, retinols or harsh chemicals on the skin for the next week

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