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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 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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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.

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

Why Choose Rousso 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. 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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