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The Dr. Anita MensaSkin: Hyper-pigmentation Peel

The Dr. Anita MensaSkin™ Treatment System for Hyper-pigmentation is a Retinoid-based topical treatment peel recommended for patients with moderate to severely sun-damaged skin, melasma and acne. This treatment is suitable for all skin types and yield especially good results on skin types prone to hyper-pigmentation.

How is it applied?

The treatment is applied in-office and should remain on for 8-10 hours and washed off at home, as per your doctor’s instructions.

Patients will leave the office while wearing the peel mask, and given post-peel instructions for removing the mask at home.

How does the treatment work?

The Dr. Anita MensaSkin™ Hyper-pigmentation Peel works by blocking site-specific enzymes within the skin that produce hyper-pigmentation. Additionally, the retinoid-base works to increase cell turnover, which over time improves skin’s tone.

What makes the Dr. Anita MensaSkin™ Hyper-pigmentation Peel so effective?

The key reason Dr. Anita MensaSkin™ Hyper-pigmentation Peel treatment is an effective treatment for severe melasma is its retinoid-base. Currently, Retinoids are the best and only scientifically proven anti-aging medication available. Data suggests that regular retinoid use can thicken skin, improve tone, texture, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How is it applied?

The peel is applied in-office and must remain on the skin for 8 to 10 hours. Patients are instructed on how to remove the peel at home, as well as given take-home post-peel instructions.

How do I prepare for my treatment?

Five to seven days prior to your appointment we recommend avoiding the following products and medications:

    •    Any products containing Retinol, AHA, BHA, or Benzyl Peroxide
    •    Retin-A (Tretinoin)
    •    Differin (Adapsline)
    •    Tazorac (Tazarotene)
    •    Avage (Tazarotene)

Additionally, we suggest avoiding exfoliating products as they may irritate or over dry your skin.

What should I expect after treatment?

After the mask is removed, patients should follow the post-care instructions provided by our office. Patients should expect peeling of the treated area in about 2 to 3 days after treatment. On average, peeling can last anywhere between 3 to 7 days.

Some patients will not experience a significantly visible peel phase. This is not a sign of unresponsiveness, the peel is simply working subsurface. These patients will still have a reduction in hyper-pigmentation, as well as improvements to tone and texture.

Some patients may develop swelling, redness, rash as a result of the normal progression of the treatment. If this concerns you, or you experience severe swelling or severe rash and discomfort, please contact our office at 212-535-5905 for further instructions.

Does this require multiple treatments?

Most patients only require one Dr. Anita MensaSkin™ Hyper-pigmentation Peel treatment to achieve the desired result, however depending on the severity of the hyper-pigmentation, some patients may require a second treatment. This is usually within 3 to 6 months after the initial treatment.

These patient’s will also need to follow a prescribed skincare regimen for maximum benefit and minimal relapse.

How do I take care of my skin post-peel?

Post-treatment, patients are given personalized instructions on how to extend the effectiveness of the peel treatment. This includes the use of Dr. Anita brand products which are specially formulated to maximize the benefit of the peel. The full line of Dr. Anita brand skin care products is essential to achievement of optimal results from the medical treatments and can be re-ordered here.

Are there any side effects?

The Dr. Anita MensaSkin™ Hyper-pigmentation Peel uniquely combines a Retinoid-base with other active ingredients to minimize irritation, however overuse of Retinoids may lead to dryness and and irritation in skin.

It is important to use Dr. Anita products in conjunction with this peel treatment. If you experience dryness or irritation with any of our products, it is important you discontinue use and contact our office at 212.535.5905 for further instructions.

Is Dr. Anita MensaSkin™ Hyper-pigmentation Peel right for me?

Ask your doctor if you are a suitable candidate for the Dr. Anita MensaSkin™ Hyer-pigmentation Peel.

Be sure you tell your doctor about any and all retinoid or retinol use, as well as any and medications you are taking before treatment.

Tell your doctor about certain conditions you may have, including a history of herpes simplex or a history of allergy to retinoids.

This treatment is not appropriate for patients with active cold sores, warts, or on areas with open wounds, existing sunburn, dermatitis or inflammatory Rosacea. This treatment is also not suitable for patients that have taken Accutane within the past 2 years.

The Dr. Anita MensaSkin™ Hyper-pigmentation Peel is also not suitable for individuals with Hydroquinone sensitivity, individuals taking certain medications, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, Children under the age of 12, and individuals who do not practice sun safety.


To book an appointment or consultation, call 212.535.5905.