PCA Skin Mandelic Peel



30 mins

The only peel to contain 20% Mandelic Acid, the PCA Skin Perfecting Peel is a gentle yet effective Level 1 Face Peel to resurface the skin, resulting in a smoother texture and more even skin tone. Mandelic Acid is an AHA that is effective in treating acne and hyper-pigmentation including melasma. 

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The treatment experience

Your skin will be prepped with a thorough cleanse. The peel is then applied in layers and allowed to dry for 3 - 5 minutes. The peel is left on and protective after care will be applied to your skin. The whole treatment takes 30 minutes.

It's best for

  • Treating and perfecting problem skin concerns, including pigmentation, congestion or breakouts.
  • Sensitive and finer skin types who want a stronger treatment.
  • Treating the neck and chest where the skin is more delicate than the face. 

"I have regular PCA peels for hormonal breakouts. It is my go-to peel. It has cleared up all the superficial pigmentation and excess oil in my skin."

- Marisa, 25

Pre and post care

What can I expect after my peel?

Your skin will instantly feel softer and smoother. Depending on your skin type you may also experience peeling or mild flaking for up to 3 days after your treatment. Best results are evident 7 days after treatment.

What precautions should I take pre and post?

There are no special requirements for the PCA Skin Mandelic Peel. You can apply makeup, exercise and bathe as usual after your treatment.

We always recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or above should be used daily. If you are under the sun for prolonged periods of time, sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least once every two hours.

Common questions

What are the benefits?
  • The level of treatment can be customised to individual needs as it is applied in layers (1-3 layers).
  • This gentle alpha hydroxy acid solution will improve surface texture and fine lines, and promote an even skin tone.
  • The antibacterial properties of Mandelic Acid make this an effective treatment for acne.
  • Gentle formulation ensures this is an excellent option for sensitive skins.
  • Safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
What are the risks?

Depending on your skin type you may experience peeling or mild flaking for up to 3 days after your treatment. Our Nurses will discuss risks and post care in more detail at your appointment.

How many treatments will I need?

Your skin will be noticeably clearer after a single treatment. Best results come from 2-3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart.

Is it painful?

You may experience a tingling or tightening sensation in the skin, but no pain.


Whilst we have seen amazing results from this treatment, please know that results vary and we cannot make guarantees. We recommend coming and speaking to our registered nurses for an in-depth consultation. They will discuss in detail how the treatment works, whether it will be right for your skin type and the expected results in line with your skin goals.

Price per treatment