The Obagi Blue Peel® is a quick, relatively simple, in-office procedure designed to improve both the appearance and health of the skin. By mixing a low concentration of TCA (Trichloracetic Acid) in a blue solution, thin layers of damaged or aged skin can be removed from the face or body.
The Obagi Blue Peel® is a very effective procedure to maintain lifelong healthy skin renewal. It is considered a medium depth peel and can be designed to penetrate to the Immediate Reticular Dermis (IRD). Penetration to the IRD dramatically reduces wrinkles and causes skin tightening. It is comparable to having a face-lift without the surgery. The Obagi Blue Peel® removes layers of aged and damaged skin, and promotes the creation of healthy skin. The process smooth’s the surface of your skin, improves skin tone and color, diminish wrinkles, and shrinks pore size.
More about the Obagi Blue Skin Peel
Obagi Blue Skin Peel is a leading ultra-renewing treatment. It helps to erase the following skin issues, and it also improves the tone and texture, as well as the elasticity of the skin overall.
Skin Issues That Can Be Addressed With Obagi Blue Skin Peel
Severely uneven skin coloration and pigmentation
Spots and other blemishes
Laxity of skin/ loss of elasticity due to aging
Damage from overexposure to the sun
A minimal dose of Trichlororoacetic Acid is combined with a particular blue base to guarantee a perfectly evenly distributed layer before the application process begins.
Obagi Blue Skin Peel enables the doctor to monitor and control how deep the peel penetrates to eliminate the top layers of old and discolored skin. The dead skin cells are eliminated, and then healthier ones take their place, which allows the skin to show its own natural clearness and firmness again.
The Obagi Blue Skin Peel is used to treat affected skin on the face, neck, chest, hands, back, arms and legs. The mixture is approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration). The treatment of Obagi Blue peel is always applied by a doctor who has been specially trained and has experience with this powerful peel. When used in combination with the Obagi Nu-Derm System, the patient’s skin will be at its best condition and the results from the Obagi Blue Skin Peel will be more prolonged after treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s Obagi Blue Peel?
Obagi Blue Skin Peel is among the top treatments for deep renewal, which eliminates acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin coloring and damage from sun exposure, as well as a variety of other skin blemishes. It also improves the overall quality and appearance of the skin*.
Is It the Right Choice for Me?
The Obagi Blue Skin Peel is perfect for anybody who has the desire to minimize the look of lines and wrinkles, dark spots and over-pigmentation, acne, scarring from past acne, and other blemishes of the skin to get great results. Before the procedure you can consults with the nurse or counselor, who will answer all of your questions. They will also asses you to determine that you are a suitable candidate for the treatment before they continue with the treatment.
How is the Treatment Done?
Obagi Blue Skin Peel is very fast, fairly easy and very comfortable procedure that in most cases does not cause patients to need to be sedated. Your skin will be cleaned and prepared first, and the application of the peel takes thirty to forty minutes. This length of time depends on how many layers the practitioner has decided are necessary for your skin.
Minor skin sloughing should be expected within the three days after treatment and will most likely last for approximately one week or so. This is a natural side effect, caused by the cell renewal process, so there is nothing that you should be concerned about when this happens. When the skin has finished this renewal phase, you will instantly see the drastic results of your skin’s look over the following 4 to 6 weeks as it becomes more elastic and firm, clears up, and becomes smooth, healthy, and begins to look younger*.
Will the Treatment Be Painful?
During treatment, you may experience a minor warm sensation while the peel is being applied to the skin, but the treatment should not cause any major pain sensations. When the treatment is complete, the portion of skin that was treated might appear red and feel slightly tight.
What Should I Do After Treatment?
Some people decide to take some time off from work, about a week or so, while the skin goes through the shedding and renewal process. Itching and tingling sensations might take place during this time after treatment. You should not use make up until the skin that has been treated has healed.
It is recommended that patients who receive this treatment avoid sun exposure and harmful UV rays, so you should apply a high level SPF cream. Picking of the skin can lead to scarring, so you should avoid picking at the skin or scratching. Patients should also use the recommended Obagi Nu-Derm System, which contributes to the healing process as part of a full maintenance program.
How Often Should I Have It Done?
The doctor is the best person to answer this question for based on your specific skin needs. Usually between one and three treatments with Obagi Blue Skin Peel are needed for ultimate, dramatic results in most skin types*. The peels can be administered at different strengths, and you can receive them at intervals of six weeks all the way up to intervals of 26 weeks, and you can continue treatments until you receive the desired results.
Why Do I Need a Consultation?
It is very important that you receive a consultation at a clinic and that you are well-informed before you receive treatment. It is also important that the nurses can make a program that is tailored specifically to your skin needs and desires. The nurses and counselors will advise on how many treatments you should receive and help set up a treatment plan for you. They will give you all of the information you need about the treatment and make sure that you are suitable for the treatment.
If you have any questions or concerns about this treatment or other skin peel treatments, be sure to contact the clinic. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Results may vary depending on the individual and patient’s health history. While some of our patients had great results, results are not the same for everyone.