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Chemical Peels

PCA chemical peel skin® treatments are the perfect solution for aging skin, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), rosacea and acne. Antioxidants reverse the damage caused by free radicals. L-asorbic acid, lactic acid and retinols combat the signs of aging skin by texturing, smoothing out wrinkles, fine lines and dull sagging skin. A detailed skin analysis will determine the best peel for your skin type and condition. Most PCA Professional™ peels are gentle and create little or no burning or stinging sensation in the skin. Below are corrective peels packed with high quality ingredients that will ensure excellent results.

PCA Skin peels are not timed, neutralized, and are left on the skin. This allows the product to penetrate and treat the epidermis and deeper layers of the skin at a cellular level. The number of layers applied depends upon your sensitivity and treatment protocol. After your peel application, nutritive topicals and calming, broad-spectrum SPF products are applied leaving your skin dewy and glowing.

For best results the use of PCA Skin care products prior to and following your peel treatment is highly recommended.  The use of sunscreen after a peel is mandatory.


These innovative and proven light-to-medium depth peel formulas effectively exfoliate with blends of lactic, citric and salicylic acids and resorcinol, while bleaching and inhibiting pigment production with kojic acid and hydroquinone (where indicated). These peels help repair and reduce breakouts, control oil, soften lines and provide a more even, smoother skin texture. PCA SKIN Peel Exfoliating Treatments are available in the following three formulas:

PCA Peel with Hydroquinone Exfoliating Treatment

This formula is for those who want even skin tone and have no sensitivity to hydroquinone. It will help to quickly lighten pigment discolorations of any kind, such as melasma and sun damage. In addition, this peel helps inhibit active acne and correct post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (skin discoloration) from acne.

PCA Peel with Hydroquinone & Resorcinol Exfoliating Treatment

The most potent PCA Peel formula, this peel will even skin tone and provide more exfoliation for oilier, thicker and more resilient skin types. It is effective on extremely sun damaged and thickened skin. It is also excellent for those with active/cystic acne and asphyxiated skin (dry on the surface, oily underneath).

PCA Peel Hydroquinone Free Exfoliating Treatment

This peel is ideal for more sensitive skin types, ethnic skin and/or those allergic to hydroquinone. This treatment will help unclog pores, clear acne and rejuvenate the skin. With its blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids and brighteners, it is also an excellent choice for maintaining even pigmentation and correcting pigment discolorations for those with hydroquinone sensitivities.


Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels are often thought of as very aggressive and producing substantial discomfort. PCA Professional TCA peels are very different from the standard. Our TCA solutions are blends formulated with many ingredients including lactic acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), plumping phytohormones and kojic and azelaic acids to produce dramatic results without the discomfort and downtime associated with traditional TCA peels. Below are our three TCA formulations:

Sensi Peel®

This TCA and Lactic acid peel is a gentle solution formulated for ethnic skin, and other extremely sensitive skin types.  Sensi Peel will strengthen and brighten the skin while helping to treat acne scars, sun damage and other forms of hyperpigmentation. This multifaceted treatment also provides anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action making it an excellent choice for treating acne and helping calm rosacea, as redness and inflammation can subside substantially after treatment. Ideal for rosacea prone skin.

Ultra Peel® I

Specifically formulated to treat dehydrated maturing skin, Ultra Peel I is also appropriate for many skin types, conditions and sensitivities. It will help treat smoker’s skin, pigment disorders, sun damage skin and acne. Moderate to aggressive exfoliation will be experienced, depending on the number of layers applied. Overall, the final result will be plump, hydrated and ultra-soft skin.  Kojic and Azelaic acids act as antibacterial agents as well as melanogenesis inhibitors. L-ascorbic acid is present for skin strengthening and brightening.

Oxygenating Trio

This is an antioxidant therapy to correct and prevent free radical damage as oxidative and environmental stress to the skin is one of the more significant contributors to the aging process. This treatment helps stimulate respiration and circulation within the skin. It helps promote healing and rejuvenates sluggish, stressed skin depleted by toxins, pollutants, allergens, improper diet and solar damage. Acneic conditions also benefit greatly. Appropriate for use between peel treatments or when exfoliation or flaking is not desired. This treatment is also ideal two to three days before a special event. It draws oxygen to the skin’s surface, producing a rosy flush and a rapid warming sensation, resulting in a radiant, healthy look that lasts up to ten days.

Smoothing Body Peel

PCA Professional™ Smoothing Body Peel Treatment is the future of total skin conditioning.  This researched and tested two step treatment is formulated with potent yet skin friendly ingredients that will even discoloration while smoothing and brightening the skin. This treatment duo provides nourishing ingredients that soften and hydrate the skin’s surface, while TCA, lactic and salicylic acids join together to affect dramatic changes in the skin’s appearance and texture. An excellent choice for treating problem areas on the arms, legs, back, chest hands and feet.

Pre & Post Treatment Instructions

Before Treatment

Avoid use of Accutane for 3 months prior to treatment.

Avoid tanning treatment area including tanning beds, spray tan, and sun.

Stop use of exfoliants (including Renova, Glycolic Acid) on treatment area one week before treatment.

Avoid chemical or mechanical irritants 1 week prior to treatment.

You may not proceed with this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

After Treatment

You may have mild redness  (like a sunburn) for a few minutes up to 24 hours. You may apply aloe vera or cold compress.

Avoid direct sunlight. Use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.

Do not apply makeup until redness has subsided.

Avoid excessive heat, hot showers, and exercise for 24 hours as internal heat can cause hyperpigmentation. Use cool water and gentle cleansers for 48 hours.

Flaking and dryness is common and should resolve within one week. Do NOT ever pick loose or exfoliating skin as this may cause scarring or infection.

Avoid use of exfoliants for one week after your treatment.

Avoid chemical or mechanical irritants 1 week after treatment.

  • Avoid moisturizers that contain Salicylic acid, glycolic acid, retinol or tretinoin (retin-a) during the peeling process.