What to Expect from Chemical Peels

Most chemical peels are painless, with little to no downtime. You can return to normal activities immediately following a mild chemical peel. Stronger treatments may involve a more extensive peeling process, so you may wish to avoid public events for a few days. The length of recovery time depends on the individual, and on the type and strength of the peel. Four to five days is average for moderate peels, while aggressive peels may take five to seven days. 

Like all treatments, chemical peels are customized to meet your individual needs. For some clients, taking a few days off work and away from social appearances is not feasible. We offer modified versions of aggressive peels to achieve the same results more gradually, without the downtime. 

SUGARED proudly uses Lira Clinical peels. All Lira Clinical peel solutions are blended with plant-derived stem cells, multiple peptide chains (controlling irritation), potent antioxidants (limiting inflammation), and healing minerals. 

About Lira Clinical

Lira Clinical utilizes the highest quality and most technologically advanced ingredients to deliver superior skin care. Lira Clinical produces products with exclusive formulas using topical probiotics, multiple plant stem cells, advanced peptides, exclusive botanicals and various skin nourishing vitamins and minerals.


Green Power Rebuilder Peel Treatment – Rebuild

30 minutes / $85

Combats premature aging, scarring, pigmentation and acne. For first-timers or those with sensitive skin. Green Power Rebuilder treatment may be added on to any Eminénce express treatment for $25.

Mineral Retinol Solution – Refresh

30 minutes / $110* 

Targets lines and wrinkles, photo-damage, pigmentation, acne, and premature aging. For experienced peeling clientele. 

Mineral Retinol Solution with Green Power – Refine 

30 minutes / $135* 

Targets premature aging, scarring, pigmentation, and acne. For experienced peeling clientele. 

The Lira Three-Level Series – Rebuild, Refresh, Refine

$340 (a savings of $50 if you book the series rather than a la carte)

Increase the level of treatment progressively over a series of three peels, spaced three weeks apart. Start with a Baseline Treatment and get to know how your skin responds and the recovery time needed. Treatments are increased over time to reveal improvements and results. Includes home care kit. 

Mineral TCA Rebuilder with PCS Peel– Revive 


A high-performance TCA blend combines salicylic acid and trichloroacetic acid with a special peeling agent for the most effective professional strength peel available. This peel is sealed with 4% retinol and causes heavy skin shedding. The TCA peel is excellent for deep lines and wrinkles, advanced sun damage and pigmentation, and scar reduction. This treatment is available only for clients who have experienced lighter peels in the spa and are compliant with home care. 

*Home Care Kit

$60 with Qualifying Peel A Home Care Kit is mandatory for clients who have not received a Mineral Retinol Solution or Mineral TCA Rebuilder service at SUGARED within the past 3 months. Home Care Kit includes Lira Clinical SPF Solar Shield 30 Hydrating Serum, Recovery Balm, and Lite Serum with PSC – a $120 value.

Contraindications for Chemical Peels

Clinical peels may not be suitable for the following conditions:

  • active cold sores or warts 
  • skin with open wounds
  • sunburn
  • excessively sensitive skin
  • dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea
  • autoimmune disease
  • use of Accutane within the past year
  • skin cancer
  • pregnancy
Sugared is my favorite spot in Tahoe when I need to pamper myself or just unwind. She uses Éminence skin products which my sensitive skin loves! Hawley is super professional and so friendly, I always look forward to my appointments!
Justine W.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
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