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Which chemical peel is right for you? The answer is based on the condition of your skin, and the level of improvement you want to achieve in your skin quality, as well as any skin conditions you want to resolve, such as acne, uneven texture, uneven tone, wrinkles, lines, and hyperpigmentation issues.

How does a chemical peel work?

Essentially, chemical peels in Birmingham, AL accelerate your skin’s exfoliation, with each peel formula reaching varying depths of the skin structure. These layers then shed or peel away in the days ahead, revealing refreshed, youthful skin. A chemical peel should only be performed by a medical professional who has extensive experience in the use of the various chemical peel formulas, as the peel formula is made with various acids and skin-renewing chemicals.

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How do you prepare for a chemical peel? 

Chemical peels can be an intense treatment, so it’s important to keep a few things in mind to prepare your skin beforehand. 

  • During your consultation, let us know if you’re using any medications. You may need to temporarily stop taking your medication if it could interfere with your procedure.
  • Don’t exfoliate for at least one week before your chemical peel. This includes any products you may use that have any exfoliating ingredients. Exfoliation before your treatment may wind up causing damage to your skin.
  • Skip your makeup for a few days before your treatment. For best results, the least amount of dirt, product or buildup on your face, the better. Give your skin a chance to detox before you come in for your peel.
  • Avoid the sun as much as possible before your treatment. Wear sunblock or cover your skin if you’ll be outside.
  • Drink lots of water in the days leading up to your peel, and stop using any products that dry out your skin.

What are the benefits of a chemical peel? 

A chemical peel can rejuvenate the face by providing supple, glowing skin. You can transform dull, sun-damaged, or otherwise flawed skin, and look younger, enjoying a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Benefits include:

  • Reduced or remodeled scarring
  • A more even skin texture 
  • Toned, smoothed skin
  • Softer skin
  • Stimulated collagen production to help produce new cells
  • Rejuvenated and more radiant skin
  • Improved appearance of acne
  • Deeply exfoliated, refreshed skin
  • Minimized, smaller pores
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Faded discoloration (from age spots, sun spots or pigmentation concerns)
  • Lifted, firmed skin
Chemical Peels in Birmingham AL

Vi Peel

The Vi Peel is a powerful yet gentle medical-grade chemical peel that can be used to treat the following:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Age spots and sun spots
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull skin

Painless with minimal downtime, a Vi Peel is both safe and effective on all skin colors and skin types and is appropriate for both face and neck, as well as the under-eye area. Several Vi Peel treatments over a few months can produce a truly remarkable improvement in skin quality and appearance. A Vi Peel tackles skin problems at the cellular level and is an effective option for anyone who has sun-damaged, dull, or aging skin.

The Perfect Derma Peel

The Perfect Derma Peel is a safe, effective medium-depth peel for all skin types and colors. It is virtually painless and requires no pre-peel skin preparation and little downtime. As the only peel that includes Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant, it leaves the skin lightened and brightened, and slows the aging process. After treatment, the skin may peel for two to four days, lifting fine lines and wrinkles and reducing hyperpigmentation.

  • Improve the overall clarity, tone and texture of the skin
  • Reduce or eliminate hyperpigmentation, sun damage and Melasma
  • Improve acneic skin conditions and reduce acne scars
  • Stimulate the production of collagen, resulting in firmer, more youthful skin
  • Reduce the appearance of pore size and brightened, and slows the aging process.

Obagi Blue Radiance Peel

The Obagi Blue Radiance Peel is a unique light peel that can address a variety of skin concerns for almost all skin types, colors and ages. Designed to make your skin tighter, brighter and smoother after just one treatment, a combination solution is applied to the skin. The Obagi Blue Radiance Peel causes damaged or problematic skin layers to slough off over the next several days, leaving your facial skin looking fresh, glowing, and youthful.

SkinMedica Illuminize Peel

If you’re looking for a non-invasive chemical peel to treat your skin the day before a wedding, your high school prom, or any other social event, this peel is the perfect choice. The technique utilizes a novel approach to chemical peeling by pairing a newer generation of acids with commonly used peeling agents to maximize skin rejuvenation and minimize irritation. With minimal downtime or discomfort, your skin can have improved texture, clarity and color.

Sensi Peel

Sensi Peel® is formulated as a unique light, multi-faceted and skin-brightening peel for all patients including those with highly sensitive skin. This gentle 6% TCA solution will improve surface texture and brighten the skin while helping to promote an even skin tone.

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Who is a candidate for a chemical peel?

People with fair or lighter skin tones tend to benefit the most from chemical peels. If you have a darker skin tone, a chemical peel may leave your skin uneven. Chemical peel candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Are are not pregnant
  • Have not taken isotretinoin (an oral acne medication) in the past six months 
  • Have fine lines under the eyes and/or around the mouth you’d like to reduce
  • Would like to reduce skin flaws
  • Would like to rejuvenate the skin

Recovery from a chemical peel

The recovery from your peel will reflect the type of peel formula. With the gentlest peel, you are free to return to your usual activities. Other peels may require up to seven days for the top layer of skin to slough off. We will ensure you are completely informed about what to expect with your custom peel, and what types of skincare to apply to achieve the best results.

Chemical peel at-a-glance

• Procedure time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
• Anesthesia: none, or local 
• Typical recovery: one day to one week, based on formula
• Can be combined with other treatments

Cost of chemical peels 

The cost of chemical peels depends on the level of the chemical peel you choose. Costs may also vary if you are having other treatments in conjunction with your peel. We will cover the details of the cost of your chemical peel during your consultation, including the details of other possible treatments you might want to do concurrently with your chemical peel.

Why Choose Rousso Adams Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic for your chemical peel in Birmingham?

As a world-renowned plastic surgeon specializing in the face and neck, Dr. Rousso has more than 30 years of experience and has gained worldwide recognition for his contributions to the fields of plastic surgery and hair restoration. Dr. Adams is double board-certified in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, making him an expert in facial anatomy. 

Our skincare experts have extraordinary skills, and you can expect your facial skin to appear fresh, radiant, and glowing after a custom chemical peel. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best treatment of chemical peels Birmingham, AL has to offer.


How long will my facial skin peel?

A light chemical peel will require about three days, while a medium peel may require up to a week or a bit longer.

How long before I can go back to work or my other activities?

You are free to return to your day after a light chemical peel, with minor skin shedding occurring for about three to five days.

How long will the results last?

You should experience improved skin quality, tone, and texture for months. The deeper the peel, the longer the results last. However, you can experience similar results by undergoing a series of mild peels.

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