What is an Obagi Blue Peel?
The Obagi Blue Peel is a medium-depth chemical peel developed by Dr. Zein Obagi. It can be applied in 1 to 4 layers, depending on your needs, to deeply exfoliate your skin to renew its natural clarity and tightness. It can remove dyschromia (pigmentation problems), remove wrinkles and fine lines, acne scarring, and help reduce the signs of aging.
How does the Obagi Blue Peel work?
The Obagi Blue Peel works by utilizing 15 to 20% TCA, or trichloracetic acid. TCA is a chemical that is commonly used in peels becuase of its efficiency in removing outer layers of skin. Because this peel is a medium-depth peel it penetrates the skin more deeply than alpha-hydroxy or beta-hydroxy acid peels. The peel is applied in layers which allows Tonya or Krystal, our medical aestheticians, to make the peel personalized for your own unique needs.
Am I a candidate for an Obagi Blue Peel?
Candidates for a Blue Peel are healthy adults that have been using the Obagi NuDerm products for at least 6-8 weeks. The Blue Peel is a medium-depth peel so it is for people that have more serious issues. It is best for you to come in for a free Skin Solutions consultation so that Tonya or Krystal can give you individual answers as to what they can offer you to help with your skin care needs.
How can the Obagi Blue Peel help me?
The Obagi Blue Peel can benefit you in a variety of ways, here is a brief list of some of the advantages to this peel:
- Aging skin
- Age spots
- Sun spots
- Skin laxity
What areas can the Blue Peel be used on?
The Obagi Blue Peel is safe to use on your face, neck, hands, chest, and back.
Is the Blue Peel safe?
The Obagi Blue Peel is safe, but is a more invasive procedure than other light peels and therefore should only be done by a trained physicain or aesthetician.
Will the peel hurt?
There is some mild discomfort associated with the peel which is generally a burning or stinging sensation. Tonya or Krystal will place a fan blowing on your face so that you will remain as comfortable as possible during the treatment.
How many peels will I need?
For many patients, one peel will give the desired results. Again, this is dependent on your individual problem areas and what your unique goals are. A second Obagi Blue Peel may be repeated 7 weeks after the first, and you may consider getting one done once a year to maintain its results.
How long does the Blue Peel take?
You can expect to be in the office for about 30 minutes.
What type of recovery is associated with the Obagi Blue Peel?
Your skin will have a bluish tint for the first 12 to 24 hours. In about 2 days your skin will begin to peel and will continue to do so for an average of 10 days. Depending on your profession, some patients opt to take time off to allow for their skin to heal and begin to look normal following a treatment. It is important for you to stay out of the sun as much as possible as your skin will be very vulnerable to sun damage with the outer layers of skin removed.
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