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Chemical Peels

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  • Chemical peels remove damaged cells to improve your skin’s look and feel.
  • When performed by a qualified professional, they’re suitable for all skin types.
  • Peels treat many common skin issues including acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and fine lines.
  • Book your in-person or virtual consultation with The Med Spa at MIM to find out what kind of peel is right for you.

What Are Chemical Peels?

A peel is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the face to remove the uppermost layers of skin. Some peels work to reverse signs of aging such as sunspots and fine lines; others help manage acne or acne scarring.

Light chemical peels provide brightening, subtle effects with little to no downtime; medium peels can significantly improve skin’s texture and feel in a single treatment.

To avoid potentially damaging or even scarring your skin, you should only undergo chemical peels performed by qualified professionals. Our team of experts headed by Dr. Eliza Sangmuah and Dr. Eugene Sangmuah has been performing chemical peels for years with flawless results.

As a leading provider of aesthetic services in the Matthews, Mint Hill, Indian Trail, Stallings, Monroe and broader Charlotte area, we’re here to help you discover the countless benefits of chemical peels for your skin.

Why Choose Us for Chemical Peels?

While chemical peels are considered completely safe, to achieve a successful outcome, they must be administered by someone who can accurately assess your skin’s needs in order to determine the appropriate strength and length of treatment.

You will receive an expert assessment from us, and can always expect cutting-edge treatments performed by our highly skilled team of professionals.

Attempting to perform a chemical peel on yourself at home can result in redness, skin damage or even scarring—in short, we do not recommend it. At our offices, your peel will be performed by a licensed aesthetician with years of experience in the field of chemical exfoliation.

A professional cosmetologist applies a chemical peeling solution to the patient on the face

Treatments offered at The Med Spa at MIM

We currently offer several peels that range from very superficial to medium depths. Each is formulated to address specific skin concerns by using different levels of intensity. A combination of alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids, as well as antioxidants and hydrating ingredients work together to brighten and rejuvenate your skin.

ZO Skin Health Stimulator Peel

Dealing with rough or dull skin? This ultra-superficial peel uses a combination of gentle ingredients to exfoliate your skin and encourage cellular turnover. The result is smoother, brighter skin with no downtime whatsoever—in fact, it can even be performed over a lunch break.

Afterward, you’ll only need to protect your skin with sunscreen and avoid excessive sweating. Unlike deeper peels, the Stimulator Peel can be scheduled before a big event so you look your best.

The benefits include:

  • Brighter, more glowing skin
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Deep exfoliation
  • Cell turnover stimulation for healthier, smoother skin
  • Reduced symptoms of melasma and hyperpigmentation
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced appearance of large pores

The formula consists of:

  • Beta-glucan
  • Diglucosyl gallic acid
  • Glycolic acid
  • Glycyrrhiza
  • Kojic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Mulberry root extract
  • Vitamin C & E

The Perfect Derma Peel

The Perfect Derma Peel is a medium-strength peel that is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. It contains a powerful combination of acids as well as skin-brightening vitamin C and the antioxidant glutathione.

The benefits include:

  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Reduced acne scars
  • Reduced appearance of hyperpigmentation
  • Improved cell turnover rate
  • Brighter complexion
  • Lifting and tightening

The formula consists of:

  • Glutathione
  • Kojic acid
  • Phenol
  • Retinoic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • TCA
  • Vitamin C

How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?

The cost of your peel is largely determined by its strength. On average, deeper peels are more expensive than lighter peels as they require more expertise to administer and contain higher concentrations of active ingredients. At your appointment, one of our experts will assess your needs and provide you with an accurate estimate.

Book Your Chemical Peel Consultation

To talk with our experts about what kind of chemical peel is right for you, book a virtual or in-person consultation today. At your appointment, we’ll discuss your goals, analyze your skin type and decide the next steps you’d like to take!

Chemical Peel FAQ

A few weeks before your peel, stop using anti-aging products such as retinol and avoid exfoliating your skin unless directed otherwise by your aesthetician.

In the past, many common chemical peel ingredients were only considered safe for lighter skin (Fitzpatrick types I–III). Now, better formulations mean that peels can be performed on all skin types without risk of hypopigmentation or discoloration. With that said, it’s still essential to choose an aesthetician who is accustomed to working with your skin type.

Typically, peeling starts 1–2 days after your treatment. It can last anywhere from 1 day to several weeks. After a light chemical peel, you may not experience any peeling at all.

While your face heals from the treatment, it’s important to keep your skin moisturized, avoid direct sunlight and picking at your skin. Use products with soothing ingredients, such as calendula, to reduce irritation and follow any other instructions given by your aesthetician.

Avoid strenuous activity, saunas and steam rooms for 2–3 days after your treatment as they may prevent your skin from healing correctly.

The number of peels you will need depends on the skin concerns you’d like to address. People simply looking to brighten their skin may only desire one peel, while someone dealing with deep acne scarring or severe hyperpigmentation may schedule peels every four to six weeks until the desired results are achieved. Our team will help you determine realistic expectations and develop a peel schedule to meet your skin’s needs.

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