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Charlotte Chemical Peel Specialist – Dr. Graper

Graper Cosmetic Surgery offers many options to treat a variety of skin care needs. All services include prescription strength products that can only be used under a physician's care. Our skin care department is staffed with highly trained, licensed aestheticians in the medical field for your assurance of safety and reliability. They can recommend the right combination of skin care packages and programs to achieve maximum results. You can benefit greatly from an effective skin care regimen regardless of your age.

Facial Peels

(Dermaplaning is included in the peels listed below.)

Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation that removes the outermost layers of dead skin cells, immediately leaving the skin smoother and more supple and vibrant. Dermaplaning is a non-traumatic method of skin rejuvenation that is safely performed using a sterile blade. One of the licensed medical aestheticians holds the blade against the skin at a 45 degree angle, gently removing dead skin cells on the surface of the skin which promotes new cell growth for healthy, more radiant skin.

Vitalize Peel®
This peel is excellent for sun-damaged skin. With this peel, we are able to treat pigmentation problems, moderate wrinkling and actinic damage. This peel provides significant visible exfoliation with a recovery period of three to five days. Best results are achieved in a series of four to six treatments given every two to four weeks apart.

Silk Peel™ Dermalinfusion™
SilkPeel™ Dermalinfusion™ exfoliates and infuses skin-specific dermaceuticals (vitamins and minerals), stimulating new cell growth, leaving you with fresher feeling and younger-looking skin. SilkPeel™ effectively treats all types of skin conditions including hyperpigmentation, acne, photo damage, dehydration and fine lines.

Illuminize Peel®
Often called the "Party Peel," this treatment offers the benefits of a chemical peel without the long downtime and typical irritation. This is especially important if you have an upcoming event at which you want to look your best. After only one Illuminize Peel, patients generally notice:

  • Increased skin glow and radiance
  • Tightening of the skin
  • A more youthful appearance
  • Improvement in clarity, color and skin texture

Modified Jessner Peel
A synergy of effective acids to help reduce the appearance of melasma, freckles, acne and mild cases of rosacea. This treatment is one of the most effective of the light chemical peels that offers exfoliating and moisture retention properties to promote softer, smoother skin.

Obagi Blue Peel®
The benefits of this Obagi peel are to help improve hyperpigmentation, fine lines, shallow scars, large pores and skin laxity. This peel has a short recovery period and poses less risk than laser resurfacing. The Obagi Blue Peel helps estimate peel depth, achieves consistent results and reduces post-peel complication. Skin conditioning and skin typing is a necessity before the Obagi Blue Peel procedure.

Acne Peel
A 30-minute procedure using salicylic acid in a micro-sponge technology. This procedure takes the skin through a renewal process, losing its dead outer layer. Peeling may be experienced 2 – 4 days after the treatment and may last approximately 2 – 4 days. This treatment is usually recommended every 4 – 6 weeks, and can be used as an alternative to the Micropeel procedure.

PCA Peel® with or without Hydroquinone
This peel is used for treating various skin types. The solution is optional with or without Hydroquinone. Both peels are used for pore refinement and to control oil and breakout. The peel used with Hydroquinone is layered to treat hyperpigmentation. All treatments are given in a series for optimum results. These treatments are also used as a preparatory for laser resurfacing and facelifts.

Ultra® Peel
This peel is used to treat various skin types including melasma, sun damage and smokers' skin (dry on surface, oily underneath), as well as acne and menopausal skin. Most dramatic results are achieved when given in a series of six treatments.

Sensi® Peel
This peel is for rosacea patients with a history of cold sores. It is a great treatment for firming the skin and giving an instant, tightening effect.

PCA Professional™ Pumpkin Peel
A 30-minute enzymatic process using pumpkin and beta-C to exfoliate, this treatment is excellent for skin with hyperpigmentation, active acne or acne-prone and aging skin.

TCA Peel
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is typically used as an intermediate-to-deep chemical peeling agent. This type of peel is useful for people with surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes and pigmentation problems. It is also used to treat specific areas for premature aging, especially around the eye area. This treatment is rapid, requiring less than one hour from beginning to end. There is a burning sensation upon application, but subsides quickly. Healing time is 7 to 14 days.

This 30-minute procedure is a mechanical peeling technique that gently removes the upper layers of skin using a highly controlled spray of aluminum-oxide crystals. Microdermabrasion can be used on all body parts to remove sun damage, superficial age spots, fine wrinkles, acne and scars. This procedure requires little to no recovery.

Micropigmentation (Permanent Makeup)
Permanent makeup saves time and money by implanting color into your skin so you can look better naturally. This technique for brows and eyeliner is great for those with allergies or skin sensitivities, hair loss in the brow area or just for the convenience of never having to apply eyeliner or worry about your brows. Call for your consultation.

Featured Products

TNS Essential Serum®
Two highly effective anti-aging products are combined to work together to regenerate your skin for a more youthful appearance. TNS Recovery Complex is in one chamber and APS Corrective Complex, a potent mixture of antioxidants, peptides and other anti-aging ingredients, in another chamber. This unique combination of serums strengthens the skin's natural ability to regenerate itself, lightens age spots and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and the overall tone and texture of your skin.

Obagi Nu-Derm® System
This unique prescription strength skin care system combined with tretinoin offers unparalleled aesthetic results that patients love. It improves cellular function, minimizes the signs of premature aging, reduces future photo damage, helps skin look and act younger and healthier and reduces acne flares. This system is for all ages and all skin types.

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La Roche-Posay

Anthelios 60
A high UVA/UVB protection sunscreen with CELL-OX SHIELD™ – a patented synergistic filtering system with a performance booster to deliver longer-lasting photostable and broad-spectrum protection with enhanced efficacy against UVA and UVB rages (SPF 60 / PFA 28). This product also contains a powerful patent-pending new antioxidant combination, including Senna Alata* to provide added skin protection against cell damage. This ultra-light sunscreen is water-resistant and noncomedogenic.

*Senna Alata is a tropical leaf extract which has a self-defense mechanism to protect against cell damage with works in combination with an additional antioxidant that helps protect skin from environmental aggressors.

Nutritic Emulsion 2.5% and 5%
Daily care for dry or very dry skin, sensitive skin, and rough, dry scaly patches, this ultra-fine cream or emulsion absorbs immediately into the skin. Containing Biolipids™, this product helps restore the skin's natural barrier.

Nectifirm by Revision® Skincare is formulated to optimize the appearance and health of the skin on your neck. This highly effective cream contains a proprietary blend of bamboo, silica, English pea extract and glucosamine that increases the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid so the skin appears hydrated, firmer and more toned. A combination of vitamins C and E protects skin from free radical damage and helps reduce hyperpigmentation.


  • Firms and tightens skin on the neck
  • Reduces the appearance of fatty tissue under the chin and neck
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • 96% of patients experienced a firmer neck using Nectifirm®, according to company studies

IS Clinical® Pro Heal® Serum Advance
This super antioxidant and reparative product is an excellent healing formula featuring scientifically advanced vitamin C (L ascorbic acid), olive leaf extract and pure vitamins E and A.

Excellent for treating rosacea and acne, reduces inflammation, provides UV photo protection and offers soothing relief from contact dermatitis.

Intellishade® SPF 45 Tinted Moisturizer
This product combines mineral coverage with Intellishade Technology to provide flawless tinted coverage for every skin tone. It also protects the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, while providing a lightweight, non-greasy feel. Intellishade SPF 45 Tinted Moisturizer also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is ideal for individuals with sensitive skin.

Now you can grow beautiful lashes with Latisse®, the first and only FDA approved product to lengthen, thicken and darken your eyelashes. You no longer need to use false eyelashes or lash extensions to get the look you want. Using Latisse® daily will give you longer and fuller lashes, with full results in 12 to 16 weeks. Results may vary per individual. This topical solution is applied nightly for best results and continued use is required to maintain your beautiful new lashes.

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