Having insecurities about blemishes, wrinkles or other imperfections on your face can be taxing on your self-confidence. As your visage, neck, and hands are some of your most prominent features.

Acnelan Peel in South Africa

At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we champion innovative treatments for acne-prone and seborrheic skin conditions.

Our specialised Acnelan Peel is tailored to deeply cleanse and rejuvenate, aiming to deliver a clearer, more vibrant complexion.

What is the Acnelan treatment?

The Acnelan Chemical Peel is a professional, intensive clinical treatment tailored for those battling acne-prone and seborrheic skin. It offers a cross-cutting solution that delves deep, targeting the numerous factors that trigger acne.

By combining an intensive in-clinic chemical peel with a complementary home care product (ACNE 1), Acnelan distinctly enhances skin texture and clarity. This dual approach aims to treat acne and also offers a tailored solution for those with acne-prone skin,thus positioning Acnelan as a leading choice for comprehensive acne care globally.

Learn about our approach, how Acnelan peels work and contact us to book a consultation.

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Frequently asked questions about Acnelan peels

Our approach to Acnelan peel treatments

At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we are committed to tailoring treatments that address the unique characteristics of each individual’s skin.

Before embarking on the transformative Acnelan journey, every patient undergoes a thorough assessment, including our advanced VISIA Skin Analysis. This crucial step guarantees that we craft a treatment plan not just tailored to your individual needs, but one that ensures visible improvements over time.

With Dr. Nerina Wilkinson at the helm, our accomplished team continually strives for excellence, utilising only top-tier medical tools and products in the process.

What is acne-prone skin?

Acne-prone refers to skin that is more susceptible to developing acne, a common skin condition characterised by the appearance of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. This predisposition can be influenced by a variety of factors, including hormonal fluctuations, genetics, diet, and the skin’s oil production levels. Individuals with acne-prone skin often have to be more cautious about the skincare products they use, as certain ingredients can exacerbate breakouts. Maintaining a consistent skincare routine and seeking advice from a skincare specialist can help manage and reduce the frequency of acne flare-ups for those with acne-prone skin.

At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we utilise the Acnelan Peel, an intensive clinical treatment that works carefully to cleanse blocked pores and remove impurities. Under our team’s expertise, every session is adapted to ensure transformative results, culminating in a clearer, rejuvenated complexion.

What is seborrheic skin?

Seborrheic skin is characterised by an overproduction of sebum, often leading to a greasy appearance, enlarged pores, and frequent breakouts. It can also pave the way for conditions like seborrheic dermatitis, presenting red, scaly patches, and often accompanied by dandruff. Genetic predisposition, hormonal fluctuations, stress, and certain medications can all exacerbate seborrheic skin.

At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we offer targeted treatments, such as Acnelan peel, specifically designed for seborrheic skin conditions. Harnessing advanced techniques and products, we aim to balance the skin’s oil production and soothe irritation. Under our dedicated guidance, patients experience a noticeable reduction in skin oiliness and a balanced complexion.

How do Acnelan peels work?

The Acnelan treatment commences with an in-depth consultation in our clinic, followed by an intensive in-clinic chemical peel session designed specifically for acne-prone and seborrheic skin. This procedure offers a multifaceted approach to address the range of factors that cause acne, thus paving the way for clearer skin.

It is typically recommended that clients schedule their Acnelan treatment session during a time when they can relax for the rest of the day post-treatment. During the procedure, the skin will undergo deep cleansing prior to the application of the Acnelan Chemical Peel. This peel, enriched with fruit acids, delivers powerful exfoliation, while an oxygen serum is used to amplify hydration and boost cell turnover.

After the in-clinic procedure, clients will receive a specially formulated home care product (ACNE 1) to enhance and prolong the treatment’s effects. This ensures a comprehensive approach to addressing acne, both in the clinic and at home.

As clients embark on their journey to improved skin health, our dedicated team will provide detailed post-treatment care instructions, ensuring the best results are achieved and maintained.

Who is the ideal candidate for an Acnelan chemical peel?

An acnelan peel is clinical treatment for professional use, designed to help individuals grappling with acne prone and seborrheic skin conditions. If you find yourself constantly combating persistent acne, blocked pores, or an oily complexion, this medical treatment could be the breakthrough you’ve been seeking.

Before embarking on any treatment journey, it’s important to engage in a professional consultation with qualified and seasoned specialists. This ensures an intricate analysis of your skin type in order to pinpoint specific concerns and set clear treatment goals.

Our unique and thorough aesthetic couture consultation offers a platform to delve into and discuss your skin concerns and aspirations. Our expert team is ready to offer tailored advice and guidance.

Book your aesthetic couture consultation today!

What areas can be treated with the Acnelan peel?

This treatment can effectively address acne-prone and seborrheic areas such as the face, neck, and back, promoting clearer and smoother skin. Whether you’re looking to deep cleanse blocked pores, improve skin texture, or tackle recurrent acne breakouts, Acnelan peels are a comprehensive approach to rejuvenate and restore your skin’s vitality.

How are Acnelan peels performed?

Acnelan peels are executed by certified skincare experts within a pristine, clinical setting. Prior to the treatment, patients undergo a detailed assessment, including a VISIA Skin Analysis and a one-on-one consultation with a skincare professional. This provides a thorough understanding of the patient’s skin condition and requirements.

Once prepped, the patient is required to change into a robe, enabling the specialist easy access to areas such as the face and neck. The procedure commences with a meticulous cleansing of the skin’s surface, followed by the precise application of the Acnelan chemical peel. Post-peel, a hydrating moisturiser and a protective sunblock are applied to the treated areas.

Post-procedure, it’s not uncommon for patients to notice reddening of the skin, a sensation akin to mild sunburn, and a slight tightness due to swelling. Some might also experience minimal peeling, skin dryness, or heightened skin sensitivity in the following days. To assist in the skin’s recovery post-treatment, our skincare experts provide patients with comprehensive home care guidance, detailing the use of specific products that optimise and extend the benefits of the Acnelan peel.

What are the benefits of an Acnelan peel?

Acnelan peels are renowned for their potent action against acne and seborrheic skin conditions, providing patients with a clearer, more refined complexion. Upon completing the treatment, patients can anticipate a significant enhancement in the texture and luminosity of their skin.

The advantages of an Acnelan peel include:

  • Fine line reduction
  • Cell turnover increase
  • Pore cleansing, leading to fewer impurities and blockages
  • Acne scar reduction
  • Skin resurfacing, unveiling a healthier, radiant complexion

With the Acnelan peel, not only are acne-related concerns addressed, but patients also experience an overall improvement in their skin’s vitality and appearance.

How long does it take to see results from an Acnelan peel?

The efficacy of Acnelan peel treatments can differ based on factors like an individual’s particular skin type, the severity of their acne, and their adherence to home care regimes and suggested lifestyle adjustments.

Nevertheless, many patients typically start noticing enhancements in their skin shortly after their first Acnelan peel treatment, as the skin’s texture and tone become refined.

As the skin undergoes its natural recovery, powered by the generation of new cells, there can be a significant decrease in both acne and associated scarring. It’s essential to note that a personalised skincare plan is provided after the initial consultation, ensuring optimal results.

How many Acnelan treatments do you need to see results?

The number of treatments required to meet the desired skincare aspirations will depend on the individual,, hinging largely on the severity of their skin condition.

In the comprehensive consultation with our Skincare Specialist, you will be guided through a tailored plan, accounting not only for the severity of your skin condition but also your dedication to a home care regime and potential lifestyle modifications.

After this consultation, you’ll be provided with a detailed skin care plan, indicating the recommended number of treatments alongside any associated guidelines to optimise your desired results.

How long does it take to perform an Acnelan peel?

Typically, the procedure for a full face treatment is 30 minutes, but the exact duration can vary slightly based on specific skin needs and areas being addressed.

How much does an Acnelan peel cost?

The average cost for a standard Acnelan chemical peel is R 2 200.

How long is the recovery period for Acnelan peels?

For a few days, your skin may exhibit mild redness and feel sunburnt. Around the third day, some individuals experience slight peeling and dryness, which is a natural part of the skin’s rejuvenation process and can persist for several days post-treatment.

These symptoms, however, are signs of the peel’s effectiveness in targeting acne and revitalising the skin. To aid the recovery and amplify the treatment’s benefits, it is important that patients follow the post-treatment home care plan. By following this plan, the sensitivity and potential flaking typically wane within a week, unveiling a clearer, more vibrant complexion.

Are there alternative treatments to an Acnelan peel?

For individuals seeking solutions to acne-prone or seborrheic skin, and the accompanying challenges of fine lines, poor cell turnover, clogged pores, acne scarring, and a desire for a refreshed complexion, there are several alternative treatments we offer, including:

  • LED Light Therapy: Dermalux LED harnesses red, blue, and near infra-red lights for painless skin rejuvenation. It is ideal for the treatment and management of acne, rosacea, scars, and post-treatment healing.
  • 3D Bespoke Treatment: A tailored remedy blending a Chemical Peel, Superficial microneedling or Mesotherapy, and a specialised mask. This multifaceted approach tackles a range of concerns from pigmentation and acne to ageing, fostering skin regeneration and resurfacing.
  • GFIT (Growth Factor Induction Therapy): Employing biotechnologically derived growth factors, GFIT rejuvenates skin by stimulating cell turnover. The AQ Dermastamp ensures deep infusion of these growth factors, encouraging collagen production and cellular renewal for enhanced skin texture and tone.
  • 3D MD PRP (Dr. Vampire Facial Treatment): This innovative treatment harnesses your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to enhance skin texture, address pigmentation, and mitigate acne scars. With this procedure, we achieve a radiant, youthful skin appearance.

Book a consultation with our experienced Skincare Specialists to address your skin concerns. We are committed to offering you a comprehensive assessment and customised treatment plan, with transparent guidance for achieving your skincare goals.

Are Acnelan peels safe?

Yes, when overseen by a qualified Skincare Specialist in a sterile medical environment, Acnelan peels are deemed safe. These treatments have been meticulously crafted to accommodate a wide spectrum of skin types, delivering consistent and effective results. Comprehensive evaluation and tailored guidance also bolster the suitability of the treatment for an individual’s distinct skin requirements.

What are the possible risks, side effects and complications associated with Acnelan peels?

When an Acnelan peel is applied by a trained Skincare Specialist in a sterile medical setting, potential risks are significantly reduced.

Acnelan peels, like other specialised skin treatments, may cause particular reactions in individuals with sensitive skin. Some might experience mild erythema or redness, which typically diminishes within a few hours. In certain cases, one might observe temporary hypo- or hyperpigmentation, meaning a brief lightening or darkening of the skin. Occasionally, patients have reported slight skin irritation, which usually resolves promptly with the correct aftercare.

While the majority of patients do not encounter these side effects, it’s crucial to be aware of them. It’s always recommended that you engage in an in-depth conversation with your Skincare Specialist to fully grasp the treatment and ensure you’re making an informed decision for your skin’s health.

Acnelan peels: Before and After

We believe in empowering our clients with knowledge about reliable, outcome-focused treatments, tailoring each skincare treatment plan to their individual needs. Your journey with us begins with a computerised VISIA Skin Care Analysis that objectively evaluates and maps your skin. This is followed by an in-depth consultation with your Skincare Specialist, where specific concerns are discussed and addressed.

What to do before the Acnelan peel

  • Refrain from any intense at-home facial treatments or exfoliation sessions a week prior to your appointment.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure, including tanning sessions, for at least 5 days before the treatment.
  • Be knowledgeable about the skincare products you use at home, and consider bringing a list to your consultation. This will help your Skincare Specialist make informed product suggestions.
  • Inform your Skincare Specialist about any medications you take and past or present skin conditions. Understanding how your skin reacts to certain products and what might be affecting your skin is invaluable.
  • If you’re prepping your skin for a significant event and are unfamiliar with how it might react post-treatment, consider scheduling your first appointment about six weeks in advance. This provides ample time to address any unforeseen reactions.
  • Come prepared to discuss all your skin concerns and goals. Your Skincare Specialist, as a licensed professional, will provide a tailored plan to address your unique needs.

Please avoid any aesthetic procedures (such as botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, thread lifts) for 2 weeks before and after any minimally invasive skincare treatment.

Day of the Acnelan peel

If it’s your first treatment at the Skin Clinic, you will be asked to complete a brief medical questionnaire. Your Skincare Specialist will use this information to craft the most fitting protocol for you. Since the treatment involves the face, neck, and possibly the shoulders, a robe will be provided. The Acnelan peel process entails:

  • Cleansing
  • Extractions (if needed)
  • Administering the Acnelan peel
  • Applying skin tonic & SPF

After an Acnelan peel

Following the Acnelan peel, it’s common to experience some redness and slight swelling on the treatment day. Complete recovery typically takes 4 – 7 days.


  • Cleanse your skin morning and evening using an antibacterial wash with lukewarm or cool water.
  • Apply recommended cooling gels after the treatment. Your Skincare Specialist will suggest an appropriate moisturiser to aid healing and sustain results.
  • Always wear SPF 50 daily.
  • Refrain from facial waxing for 7 days after the treatment.
  • Minimise sun exposure for 2 – 7 days post-treatment.
  • Abstain from exercising for at least 24 hours after the treatment.

Your treatment comes with a specialised aftercare package comprising relevant product miniatures to support your skin’s recovery post-treatment.

Where are Acnelan peels performed in Cape Town?

Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates proudly offers advanced Acnelan peel treatments in their state-of-the-art facility. Located in the renowned V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, this exclusive and luxurious clinic is the gold standard in aesthetic treatments. Place your trust in Dr. Wilkinson’s House of Aesthetic Couture and Skin Science for your Acnelan chemical peel treatments, all administered within Dr. Wilkinson’s sophisticated clinic.


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About Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates

We pride ourselves on affording our patients the best service through their journey with us. Whether you are having a skin treatment with one of our skincare experts, aesthetic medical treatments or cosmetic surgery, the team at Dr Nerina Wilkinson and Associates will be there for you, every step of the way.

Skin Science & Aesthetic Couture

As an all-female team, we understand the importance of naturally beautiful looking skin. Known as leaders in the skincare industry, we have pioneered industry-changing rejuvenation techniques and signature procedures such as 3D Microneedling™, Forma Hydralyft™, and Glow Getter™.

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An excellent team who will tailor make a skin treatment plan for you. They are all extremely knowledgeable and professional and use all the latest anti aging technologies and treatments. Amazing attention to detail from the beautiful space to the follow up care kits and check in emails from the therapists. Really a five star experience.

J Anastasopoulos

I have been with Dr Nerina Wilkinson and her team since 2021 and the level of professionalism is unmatched. So are the treatments, they truly have a solution for almost every skin or aesthetic concern. Could not love them more!

A Davids

My experience at Dr Nerina Wilkinson has been nothing but significant! I feel that for the first time, I understand my skin. Thanks to the lovely Louné, that has created a specific skin plan and routine for me. I am 39 years old and struggle with Pigmentation and Skin ageing. Our goal is to make my skin look as fresh, natural and glowing as possible. I have the utmost confidence in Louné to reach my goal. I started my journey with them in January 2023 and my results after doing a Meline Peel are already proofs that I am on the best plan. I am excited and confident to reach my goal and cannot wait for my next appointment! I would definitely recommend their professional opinions.

T Strauss

This is my honest review. I was very sceptical when I made an appointment at Dr Nerina Wilkinson and Associates, I thought like every other place that has influencers going there that it wouldn’t hold up to its reputation. I was wrong! Very wrong. Dr Cindy Kerbel was incredible, she took her time to explain not only my skin but all the available options for my skin. She has such a warm and kind energy. You immediately feel cared for. Honestly you won’t regret going here. I cannot wait for my next appointment. Thank you!

J Bentel

To avoid prolixity, you know your people are undeniably unbeatable when arguments relating to your age arise in conversations (read online dating apps). Despite clinging to the ‘wrong side’ of 30, I’ve made peace with those who assume I am still at varsity. Between Marisa and Bernice (with a shout-out to Natalie (as well as the rest of the team)) my skin and jawline (and the rest) have never looked more delicious. And when the Finance and Facility Manager is also a vibe, you know you’ve found a gem of a team! In short, I’m addicted (hypothetically, of course) to the needles (in a healthy wholesome way, naturally) and am never looking back (in particular at old Facebook photos when youth was allegedly in my favour). Thanks for keeping my aesthetic *ish together.

A Wright

I am so glad that, at the age of 30, I finally decided to come here! Such a warm and professional atmosphere, and Chantel made me feel so comfortable and excited for this journey. After my in-depth skin analysis and consultation, I was very happy with the first treatment, and for what has been planned ahead. Thank you!

F Badenhorst

I’ve gone for 2 appointments so far and 1. the service is incredible, such friendly and professional staff, 2. I had my skin analysed and then also went for a skin treatment and my skin is thanking me for it. I cannot wait to go back for more treatments. Highly recommend.

N Jacobs

I recently went to Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates to help me with my Rosacea. Walking into their beautiful, tranquil space is transforming alone. I love that they have a signature scent, which smells amazing. Each member of the team is passionate about what they do and incredibly knowledgeable, whilst always staying informed with the latest in skincare, technology etc.

B Georgiades

During my extended stay in Cape Town, I (Black American female), visited Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates to maintain my skincare regimen while abroad. I was fortunate to work with my skincare specialist to develop a tailored skincare treatment. Not only did I receive great service, but she also provided detailed insight into the current state of my skin and offered additional recommendations for overall skin health. Chantel was excellent, demonstrating both kindness and informative expertise, and the facility was beautiful. And overall, I did see improvement in my skin’s texture and evenness, but I still have a ways to go.

C Okpara

Growing up I did not pay much attention to looking after my skin properly, but after starting my journey with Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates it has become one of the most important steps in my daily routine and I am loving it thanks to their delightful, informed and supportive team. I have always struggled with broken capillaries and dehydration, but have never known how to go about treating it and preventing further damage in the future. I had my first IPL session last week and I am absolutely shocked by the amazing results thus far. I was very wary about leaving my home during the COVID19 pandemic, but the team at Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates not only made me feel incredibly safe but I was also treated like a true queen during my session. After the treatment I received a ‘lucky packet’ of aftercare products and Bernice was there at my every beck and call (as I had many questions which were answered in such a timely and gracious manner). She also recommended products that have made my face feel softer and more youthful than ever before and I can already start seeing/feeling a difference. I am so grateful to the incredible team and I look forward to a future of beautiful care and loving myself in my own skin.

K Fourie

Growing up in the US, I went to dermatologist after dermatologist, and each one said the same three things: I have acne, it’s genetic, and it could be a lot worse. When I moved to Cape Town a few years ago, I heard from a friend that I needed to go see the women at the Nerina Wilkinson skin clinic, so I made an appointment – but I didn’t expect anything different. I left their office after my first appointment with Kim and I had some real hope for my skin to improve. She changed my home care, worked out a long term plan for me, and even gave me her personal cell number so I could message her if things weren’t working. It’s been over two years now and I have never been so happy with my skin. Kim and the other women at the skin clinic form the kindest and most caring team of professionals and I can’t thank them enough. From scalp PRP treatments for thinning hair, to lasers and peels for my rosacea, I’ve tried my fair share of treatments at this office and every single one of them has been worth it – I can honestly say these women have helped me feel like the best version of myself!

A Newell

“I have spent too much money over the past 10 years in hope to sort out my pigmentation and skin texture. Visited many (un)professionals and bought the most mediocre skincare. I heard about Dr Nerina via a friend. My last hope and the best decision I made. I was introduced to the Me Line peel and their skincare…this is now my go to as my skin has never looked this good and healthy ever. Extremely professional team, Bianca was my therapist. If you are looking for skin changing results and are serious about proper skincare, you should visit them. It’s worth all the money you will spend. An investment worth it…”


“Thank you to the wonderful ladies at your skin clinic. I have always suffered from problem skin. They have over the last few months advised me on the correct skincare and through their dedicated treatments I am now proud to show my skin without wearing too much makeup.”

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“Every day I look in the mirror, I can’t believe that this new skin in mine! I reached a point in my life where I thought that I would have to live with the consequences of the severe sun damage I have caused myself through years of surfing. Not only have you given me new skin Nerina, you have actually given me a new life.”

L.S, CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment

“My grateful thanks to you all for everything you do for me, and I mean that from the heart of my bottom!”

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Acnelan peel treatment journey

At our prestigious skin clinic and plastic surgery practice located in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, our dedicated team of skincare experts eagerly wait to guide you through every stage of your Acnelan peel experience. With unparalleled expertise and an unwavering commitment to precision, we promise bespoke Acnelan treatments to reveal your renewed, luminous skin.

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