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Stress, hormone fluctuation, and even the weather outside can take a toll on our facial skin. To remove those old dead skin cells and improve the appearance of your skin without cosmetic surgical procedures, consider chemical peels from Skin Wellness Dermatology!

Ready to reveal your radiance? Make an appointment with our Homewood chemical peel specialists online or by calling 205-839-7043.


  • Unclog pores
  • Prevent breakouts
  • Remove dead skin cells
  • Improve skin texture and uneven skin tone
  • Fade age spots, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation
  • Reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles

In addition to these cosmetic benefits, chemical peels also improve the overall health of the skin. By getting rid of dead skin and encouraging cell turnover, chemical peels strengthen the natural skin barrier. This improves its ability to retain moisture and stand up against environmental stressors.


Don't waste money on abrasive face scrubs that may do more harm than good. At Skin Wellness Dermatology, we’ve got beautiful skin down to a science!

With chemical exfoliation methods like peels, a chemical substance is applied directly to the skin. It achieves rapid skin cell turnover via the peeling and scaling that happens in the days after the treatment. After they remove damaged skin cells on the surface, chemical peels reveal fresh, new skin underneath.

During your chemical peel appointment, a chemical solution containing AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acid) and/or BHAs (beta-hydroxy acid) is applied to your skin. The treated skin will be red, tight, sensitive, and slightly swollen for several days after treatment. The outer layer will eventually peel off on its own as it heals. Since improvement is gradual, best results are achieved after a series of treatments.

When healing after a chemical peel, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Avoid direct sun exposure
  • Avoid wearing makeup
  • Do not rub, peel, or pick at your skin

Chemical peels may not be suitable for patients with darker skin or a history of cold sores. Schedule a consultation with our Homewood dermatology office to determine if chemical peels are right for you.


Chemical peels are classified by their depth of penetration. They can be divided into superficial, medium-depth, and deep peels. The right chemical peel for you will depend on your individual skin type and concerns. At Skin Wellness Dermatology in Homewood, we work with you to determine the best chemical peel option possible. Our experienced dermatologists provide a detailed consultation with each patient to understand their skin’s color, tone, and texture. From there, the appropriate chemical peeling agent is selected with respect to your individual needs and concerns. We use only the highest quality products and equipment, and we take great care to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the entire process.

Skin Wellness Dermatology offers a range of chemical peels in Homewood, AL including a light chemical peel, medium chemical peel, and deep chemical peel. Some of the specific peels performed at our Homewood office are Illuminize, Vitalize, Rejuvenize, Salicylic acid, Jessner’s solution, Trichloroacetic acid, and V.I Peel.

Superficial Chemical Facial Peel

Superficial or light chemical peels are the gentlest option. Also known as a lunchtime peel, a light peel can improve the texture, tone, and overall appearance of the skin with minimal interruption to one’s life. Superficial peels are ideal for patients with mild skin concerns such as fine lines, uneven skin tone, and acne. These peels use a mild solution (such as glycolic acid) and require minimal downtime.

Medium Depth Chemical Facial Peel

Medium chemical peels reach the middle layer of your skin and are used to treat deeper lines and color irregularities. They can also improve the appearance of acne scarring. Since a medium peel uses a stronger solution, it may feel more uncomfortable than a superficial chemical peel, but the results are greater and longer lasting.

Deep Chemical Peel

As the most intensive options, deep chemical peels use a strong solution of deep acid (such as phenol) and require up to eight weeks of pretreatment prep as well as several weeks of downtime as the skin heals. You may also need a local anesthetic or sedative to manage discomfort. A deep peel is suitable for a patient with deep scars and other severe skin concerns.

To find out which one is right for you, set up a consultation with one of our certified dermatologists. We're ready to discuss all your cosmetic desires!


Does your skin need a reset? Our safe and convenient chemical solutions are here to help!

Skin Wellness Dermatology offers the largest variety of laser dermatology and cosmetic dermatology services in the Homewood area. Our board-certified dermatologists have years of specific training and experience in treating a variety of skin conditions and concerns, and we’re passionate about helping our patients meet their personal cosmetic goals.

To learn more about the benefits of chemical peels and other cosmetic treatments, contact Skin Wellness Dermatology today. Make an appointment online or by calling 205-839-7043. We love to help you look and feel your best!