The Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peeling System is unique in that the treatment not only produces a superior peeling that is safe, but is also extremely effective. It achieves a true rejuvenation of the skin resulting in the dramatic improvement in its elasticity, texture, and color. Some peelings can destroy the cells in the deeper layers of the epidermis, which can damage the delicate skin tissues. With our unique peeling formulation, any risks are removed by using special base ingredients which have no penetration properties and cannot carry the peeling process too deeply into the skin. Therefore, there are no toxic side-effects. The best part is it can be customized to different skin types.





With this unique peeling formulation, any risks are removed by using special base ingredients which have no penetration properties and cannot carry the peeling process too deeply into the skin. Therefore, there are no toxic side-effects.

The Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peeling System is a timely and unique peeling treatment formulated for use in

a professional clinic, medical spas and qualified experienced estheticians.

The System is the most effective way to obtain a healthy, glowing, beautiful, young-looking and blemish-free skin.

The treatment produces a superior peeling that is totally safe and effective and is therefore suitable for skins of all ages, types, and colors. All ingredients used in our peeling system are of the finest medical grade quality and are approved by the FDA for use on the skin.

The peeling can be applied to selected areas of the body as well as the face, neck, and eyelids.


Layers of dead skin cells are exfoliated in a safe and controlled way and are replaced with skin that is more supple, elastic and firmer, with a smoother texture and stable moisture balance.

The peel delivers a deep, reliable exfoliation of the skin with no destruction of the skin cells.

It helps the rapid removal of several of the top dead cells layers and unlike many peeling treatments, does not remove even one layer of the epidermis, only a part of the dead, surface skin cells are exfoliated in a thin crusty layer.

Other treatments, may remove entire dead cell layers and go beyond into the living cell layers which can be affected and destroyed.

Each of our peeling treatments, in fact, restores the skin, stimulating regrowth and the basal cells. 

Many skin layers are rejuvenated and thickened by the reaction triggered off by the deep peeling.

The process is recommended as a treatment for aging skin, especially the deep wrinkles of the upper lip. Our peeling works wonders for acne, pigmentation problems, blemishes, freckles, and aging skin.




Most people initially require two to three Skin Renewal Peels to achieve the best result with this dramatically successful treatment.

One annual maintenance peeling is recommended thereafter to maintain a fresh, smooth, glowing and problem-free complexion.

You will be guided and monitored through the peeling and the healing process by your skin care specialist.

This special tried and tested technique achieves a true rejuvenation of the skin resulting in the dramatic improvement in its elasticity, texture, and color which is unsurpassed in the field of exfoliation.



First schedule your consult with your provider.

During consult, you will pay for treatments and schedule your appointments (see below).

(First Appointment) Day 1 – 2.5 hours

(Second Appointment) Day 2 – 2.5 hours

(Third Appointment) Day 7-10 – 1 hour


Day 1: Immediately after the first application, the skin is red but not unsightly.

Day 2: Second peel is applied

Day 3:The skin takes on a brownish tinge. It looks like a skier who has forgotten to protect themselves from the sun and ended up with a severe sunburn. The difference, of course, is that while the sunburn destroys the skin, the peeling restores it.

Day 4: The skin’s brownish color darkens to its maximum intensity on the fourth day and the skin may begin to peel.

Day 5: The skin begins to peel. Allow this to happen naturally and do not interfere with the peeling process.

Day 6:The skin begins to peel. Allow this to happen naturally and do not interfere with the peeling process.

Day 7: The remaining skin is removed by a therapist in a sterile environment. The peeling is safe and controlled and the skin is never raw. Nothing can go wrong because there is no destruction of the living cells.

After cosmetic exfoliation, there is a brand new, glowing, smooth, fine textured skin complexion underneath resembling youthful skin.



During the exfoliation of the skin, the basal cells in the epidermis multiply at a great rate. This results in the production of young cells, not only in number but also a renewal of the basal layers of the epidermis. After peeling, this results in the thickening of the epidermis and more importantly, the thickening of the layers of living cells.

To clarify- Aging skin (whether caused by nature or the sun) has a decreased number of layers of living cells and an increased number of layers of dead horny cells. Peeling, therefore, restores the structures of the aging epidermis to one resembling a more youthful skin. These effects constitute a genuine rejuvenation of epidermal tissue.

The multiplication of cells in both the epidermis and the dermis which happens during and after peeling, along with the stimulation of the blood supply, are not mere guesswork but have been confirmed by examination under a microscope of skin biopsies taken from volunteers throughout the exfoliation process. The stimulation and formation of new collagen and elastin resulting in the emergence of new plump skin cells continue over several months. This is why the skin looks better in the months after peeling is completed than it does straight after the peeling. The skin continues to improve up till one year after peeling.


Acne is a disease of the skin that may result in severe scarring of the face, neck, and back. It may persist for years, having adverse psychological effects including depression and withdrawal from society. Acne is most common in adolescence and early adulthood.

Hormonal acne in women may smolder on for years. Contrary to popular belief, acne is not caused by dirty skin or impurities in the blood. It is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit. This is made up of a hair follicle, sebaceous gland (oil) and a hair.

In normal skin, sebum produced by the sebaceous glands combine within the hair follicle with cells being sloughed off. When it “fills up”, the sebum spreads over the skin’s surface. When this process works correctly, the skin remains moist and healthy. Pimples are the result of a sequence of events. There is an obstruction within the follicle itself. The sebum along with the dead cells, get trapped and dry out. This creates a plug obstructing the drainage of sebum. This is known as a white head. As sebum becomes older and drier, it becomes brown and presents as blackheads.

There are a bacteria occurring normally on the surface of the skin and when oil is trapped in the follicle, the bacteria will grow into the blocked pore. The bacteria produce chemicals that alter the composition of the oil within the follicle, leading to inflammation and the formation of pus.

How does our “Skin Renewal Peeling” treat and rectify this problem? Through exfoliation and the stimulation of cell division in the basal epidermis cells, the treatment unplugs blocked pores and allows elimination of blackheads and closed comedones.

These are the precursors of eruptive acne. In addition, skin oiliness which predisposes the skin to acne is reduced. Peeling treatments can permanently control this disfiguring and confidence-destroying affliction. Acne patients should follow a comprehensive skin care regime prescribed by a skincare expert.



Peels for dark complexions work to reveal new skin and balance the presence of black to red pigmentation.

There are estimated to be over 35 different shades of colored skins. The reason for such shade variability is the tendency of colored skins towards patches of hypo/hyperpigmentation caused by a variety of physical and chemical factors.

The color of skin depends mainly on melanin which is a dark brownish pigment, produced by cells called melanocytes. These cells are present in the skin’s cell producing layer deep in the epidermis.

There are two types of melanin, black and red. All people have about the same number of melanocytes in their skin, but the melanocytes in dark skins are genetically programmed to produce more melanin, they are twice as big and are individually dispersed throughout the skin layers. The difference in skin color is the balance of black to red pigment.

Contrary to belief, dark skins are as sensitive if not more so than light skins and very special precautions and care should be taken when peeling darker skins. Dark skins are not thicker, oilier or tougher than light skins. They have a tendency to dryness due to the physical characteristics that restrict the skin’s ability to retain water. Research in the United States has shown that darker skins contain more densely compacted layers than lighter skins.

In dark skins, the density of the outer layer effects lipids (skin oils), resulting in a higher flow and loss of water so colored skins suffer from dryness (ashy skin) and superficial dehydration more than Caucasians. Dark skins also contain the lowest amount of ceramides

Daily use of a non- comedogenic cream is recommended to help reduce water loss and tolerance of products designed for a “normal skin”, may not be suitable due to their tendency to sensitivity.

African skins must be treated as gently as possible and ultraviolet light should be avoided at all costs during and post peeling. Melanin production is stimulated by ultraviolet exposure and is rapidly converted to its darkest color.

The total sun protection during and post peeling, cannot be stressed enough prior to embarking upon peeling. Once the skin peels off, the darker skins may get post-inflammatory pigmentation. It is the normal result and reaction of the dark skin’s response to trauma, whether the skin is traumatized intentionally or unintentionally. There is an inflammatory response during peeling.

Melanin is part of the skin barrier defense system and protects it against trauma. The surface is thinned and the formation of temporary pigmentation is nature’s way of protecting the skin, hence the formation of temporary post-inflammatory pigmentation.

This hyperpigmentation will fade and rectify over a period of time with the healthy growing cells rising up to the surface and the skin being desquamated, leaving behind a smooth, glowing and healthy complexion.



Peeling for freckles and pigmentation is ideal for anyone who suffers from imperfect skin. Freckles, pigmentation and age spots are skin conditions which not only causes people a great deal of anguish but are enormously complex and difficult to treat. Consult with a qualified specialist in this regard. There are a number of causes of pigmentation but they will always have UVR (ultraviolet rays) as part of the equation. The main causes of pigmentation may be one or more of the following:

  • The trauma of the skin

  • Hormonal

  • Medications

  • Ultra Violet Rays

  • Vitamin A and C Deficiencies

  • Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency


Both mean the same thing and are used when describing hormonal pigmentation that may be caused by pregnancy, ovarian or thyroid dysfunction, the contraceptive pill, and other hormonal medications. “Chloasma” is the term most used to describe the occurrence of “Melasma” during pregnancy, known as the “pregnancy mask” or sometimes as the “butterfly mask”. Hormonal pigmentation is found in the central face and sun damage is most often found to the outer areas of the face towards the hairline.

Pigmentation due to trauma is generally irregularly shaped and found in places where trauma has occurred such as harsh dermabrasion, strong laser peelings or a deep chemical peeling which has damaged underlying tissue. In order to treat pigmentation successfully, the underlying cause needs to be correctly diagnosed. If there is repeated sun exposure, pregnancy or continuation of medications which cause photosensitizing, the pigmentation will return. Pigmentation in the skin from melasma will respond to peeling, provided that the melanocytic pigment is within the peel depth.

Since photodamage varies and may extend below the peel depth, this will necessitate repeat peelings. The pigmentation may still be present after the initial peeling; however, the regeneration of a less pigmented epidermis will result in a lighter appearing skin. There are many known photo-sensitizers (too many to list) that may cause pigmentation or loss of pigmentation upon application and subsequent sun exposure.



Pregnant and breast feeding women, anyone who is taking the drug ACCUTANE and for a minimum of 6-12 months postACCUTANE, anyone who has ACTIVE CANCER, anyone currently undergoing CHEMOTHERAPY or RADIATION or is taking an ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY DRUG, anyone who currently has HERPES OUTBREAK (cold sores, etc.) or has FLU.                     Anyone who is allergic to RESORCINOL or SALICYLATES (aspirin).

 Still wondering what other peels are out there.....here's a bit of food for thought:


Different Types and Brands of Chemical Peelings


Many chemical peeling treatments and different brands of peelings are available today that it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. With the growing market of chemical peels, one can feel overwhelmed with choosing between them. Choosing the type of chemical peel for safely rejuvenating your skin is the first step when it comes to selecting a procedure. At this time, the FDA has not approved any brand name products in the chemical peel category. Essentially there are 3 Types of Chemical Peel categories which are usually described according to how deeply they work on the skin as well as the particular chemical or chemical combination used.


1) Superficial Peels

These peels are the most common type of peel used and contain mild chemicals in low concentration.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids such Lactic acid & Tartaric acid.

Glycolic acid which comes in different strengths (30% to 90%)

Beta Hydroxy Acids such as salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is unique in that it can penetrate deeper into the oil glands causing exfoliation in the oily areas of the face and has been used for many years by dermatologists to treat acne.


After a superficial peel; the face is left mildly red, followed by flakiness, mild peeling and dryness which generally last 2-3 days. These peels need to be done in a series in order to have any significant benefit.

Superficial peelings can be performed by anyone and may cost $150.00 to $400.00 a session.


                                                                         *Our GetGlowing Micro-Peel falls into this category.


Product brands which have superficial peels include:-

• MD Forte® (Glycolic Acid) Superficial to Medium depth.

• SkinCeuticals Gel Peels- (Superficial)

• Dermaceutic Mask Peel- (Very Superficial) and Dermaceutic Milk Peel (Superficial)

• CosMedix™ Today Peel (Superficial)

• NeoStrata (Superficial to Medium depending on strength used)

• Lower strength TCA can also be used for superficial peels.


SkinCeutical peelings, TCA peelings, Glycolic peelings, salicylic peelings, AHA and Vitamin C peelings are all available for online purchase. Some of the peelings listed above, are for sale on Ebay, however not our GetGlowing MicroPeels


2) Medium Peels


These peels involve the use of stronger chemicals. The most common chemical used is TCA (trichloroacetic acid) which can be used on its own, but is also combined with glycolic acid or other solutions to achieve a more controlled, even peel and help reduce unwanted side effects. Medium-depth peels have around five to ten days of downtime and are excellent treatments for wrinkles, sun damage and improvement in skin texture. There is stinging and burning associated with medium depth peels. Peeling skin will be darker and thicker and peeling is usually completed in 8 days. Medium depth peels should only be performed by trained professionals. Medium depth peels such as combined Jessners in higher concentrations and strong TCA peels are identified by physicians as a medical grade procedure. Medium depth peels may uncommonly cause irreversible skin injuries.


Product brands which have medium strength peels include:-


• Obagi Blue Peels® This peel has been on the market since 1988 and consists of 30% TCA and a blue base prepared in either a 15% or 20% solution. There is a mandatory use of the Obagi pretreatment protocol, “NuDerm” (creams which contain tretinoin and hydroquinone amongst other ingredients) for a minimum of 3 to 6 weeks to prep the skin prior to peeling. The cost of these products can add up to well over $1000.00. This peeling is applied in layers over about an hour. The goal is to reach 3 layers. The dye in the blue base assists the physician in the application. The physician can control the strength of the formula by the amount of layers administered based on the patient’s needs. The downtime is between 7 to 10 days although skin redness has been reported to last up to 3 months. One of Annapolis’s well-known plastic surgeons whose MedSpa stocks Obagi, sent his own wife to our clinic to have our peeling in preference to the Obagi which she had previously experience and found to be intolerable. The Obagi Blue Peel Radiance Professional Peel Kit is available for purchase online.


CosMedix™ Tomorrow Peel is a medium strength peel. Preparation of the skin for 2-4 weeks with CosMedix products is required prior to peeling. Each peeling costs around $225.00 and series of peelings every 2-4 weeks for a period of 6-12 weeks is recommended.


The Perfect Peel- Contains a variety of acids including Phenol which is extremely toxic. It is generally a physician’s only peeling but there is a lighter version which is for sale online in single peel kit form.


Other popular peelings on the market include:


• VI Peel is a self-neutralizing peel which is washed off after 4 hours. The client applies a post peel towelette of Retin A at home rubbing the solution aggressively over the peeled area. This is followed by a 1% hydrocortisone and moisturizer cream. The process is repeated the following night. The Vi peel has 3 different peelings but the main ingredients consists of 7% TCA, 2% Salicylic Acid, 8% Retinoid Acid, Phenol, Glycolic Acid and Vitamin C. The VI Peel contains an anesthetic to attempt to lower discomfort. The results vary between patients with reports of a strong stinging sensation at the beginning which subsides when the anesthetic sets in. Each peeling costs around $400.00 to $500.00 and no pretreatment is required although use of the VI Derm Skin Care System is recommended. VI peelings are recommended 4 times a year. Vitality VI Peel Single Kit is available for purchase online for the general public to use.


• The Jessners Peeling is another popular peeling. It contains Resorcinol, Salicylic acid and Lactic acid. It comes in the form of a liquid and is applied in layers depending on the desired level of peeling. 6-8 treatments are recommended administered every 2-5 weeks. The skin peels for between 3-5 days. The Jessners peel is sometimes used as a precursor to a TCA peeling. Pretreatment of the skin for at least 2 weeks is required using a PH acidic cleanser, Fade Bright Serum, High Octane Vitamin C, Retinol or a glycolic serum and SPF 30+ cream. The Jessners medical peel is available for purchase online.


Cosmelan does not divulge their formulation but the primary ingredient in their mask, is 14% hydroquinone and the cream the patient goes home with, is a strong hydroquinone based cream along with Retin A, Ascorbic acid as well as other lighters and brighteners. The cosmelan take home cream continues to bleach the skin. Cosmelan is very expensive and treatment begins at round $1200.00 It is available online for purchase. Hydroquinone should not be used for an extended period of time. The pigment generally reestablishes itself.


3) Deep Peelings


Deep peelings have at least 2 weeks of down time followed by weeks of recovery and skin redness. Deep chemical peelings should only be performed by physicians because of the depth of the peeling.


• Phenol peels are classified as deep peelings. Phenols are documented for potential irreversible scarring and skin injury and need to be used with extreme caution




The Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peeling and some pointers as to what makes our peeling superior


It is a multifunctional peeling and therefore addresses all skin problems and is suitable for skins of color.


It is in a cream making application even and easy. It is still classified as a superficial peeling in that it does not penetrate into the living layers thus making it safe and problem free.


Resorcinol is a natural anesthetic which makes the peeling very much more tolerable than TCA and other combined acid chemical peels


Resorcinol is also a derivative of hydroquinone which makes it effective on pigment. Resorcinol works by breaking down rough, scaly or hardened skin and is used to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, photo aging, solar keratosis, epidermal atrophy as well as vastly improving skin tone, facial redness and unevenness.


Salicylic Acid is used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, oily skin, blackheads and whiteheads. It directly dissolves the keratin plugs to regulate the skins cells acting as an exfoliant. Salicylic acid improves collagen productions and thickness of the skin’s living cell layers. It has anti-inflammatory properties.


Our peeling has been thoroughly tried and tested and used successfully for over 40 years. “Sometimes newer is not always better.”


The depth of penetration is not left up the clinician making it safe for you to use without the concern of permanently damaging or scarring your clients skin.