Obagi Blue Peel
Obagi Blue Peel is an in-office procedure designed to significantly improve the appearance and health of your skin. Using a low concentration of the chemical trichloroacetic acid (TCA) mixed with a special blue base to slow penetration, the Obagi Blue Peel allows your practitioner to monitor the appropriate depth to effectively remove the thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin from the face or other pats of the body. These dead skin cells are replaced by healthier ones, allowing the skin’s own clarity and tightness to resurface.
What does the procedure consist of?
The Obagi Blue Peel is a quick, relatively simple and tolerable procedure that in most cases, does not require sedation.
Application of the Obagi Blue Peel takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on the number of coats your practitioner has determined are necessary to achieve your goals. You will experience a burning sensation that lasts two to three minutes (you may use an electric fan to minimize this sensation). Immediately after the procedure, a bluish tint remains on your skin, which will usually wash off in 12-24 hours. Our Medical Aesthetician can explain the process to you in great detail during your consultation.
How long is the recovery period?
After the procedure, you will experience light swelling, and your skin will begin to peel within 2 to 3 days. This peeling will continue over the next several days and should be healed in an average of 7 to 10 days.
If you are having a lighter, exfoliative Obagi Blue Peel, healing is completed in 3 to 6 days.
In either case, this peeling should not disrupt your regular lifestyle for long, although you may limit your normal activity.
Can I apply makeup after an Obagi Blue Peel?
To best aid in the recovery process, makeup should be applied after the skin is completely healed.
How will my skin look after recovery?
When your skin has completely finished peeling, you will immediately notice the dramatic results of your newly improved complexion. Your skin’s appearance will continue to improve fore the next 4 to 6 weeks, becoming firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier and more youthful looking.
How many Obagi Blue Peels will I need?
Our practitioner will tell you how many peels are necessary to give you the desired result. In most cases, one to three Obagi Blue Peels can achieve dramatic improvements in many skin problems. The peels can be performed in 6 to 8 weeks intervals until your desired goals are reached.
How can I maintain the benefits of the Obagi Blue Peel?
Keeping your skin’s new healthy glow and youthful appearance is an ongoing process. The Obagi Nu-Derm System is a prescription system that utilizes a specific sequence of dosage and frequency to help skin look and act younger and healthier. The Obagi Nu-Derm System is formulated to work safely and effectively in conjunction with the Obagi Blue Peel.
For the best results we recommend pre-treating your skin for 8 weeks with Obagi Nu Derm System. It insures safer outcome, less possible side effects and maintaining results of the peel for many months.