Obagi® Blue Peel

Obagi® Blue Peel is a chemical peel that achieves optimum skin resurfacing by using slow-acting TCA to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new ones.

The Obagi® Blue Peel will have the greatest benefit on those who have blemish-prone skin, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, sun damage or general poor skin quality. Layers of dead skin cells exfoliate and are replaced by healthier ones allowing the skin’s own clarity and tightness to resurface.

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How does an Obagi® Blue Peel work?

The Obagi® Blue Peel safely and effectively rejuvenates the outermost layers of skin by delivering a controlled chemical acid to the epidermis. The chemical peel resurfaces fine lines and wrinkles, lightens unwanted pigment, tightens skin and reduces pore size and laxity. ‍ The Obagi® Blue Peel is a one to four step application of blue solution mixed with TCA (Trichloracetic Acid). These applications will lead to the removal of thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin. Layers of dead skin cells exfoliate and are replaced by healthier ones allowing the skin’s own clarity and tightness to resurface.

What conditions can an Obagi® Blue Peel treat?

An Obagi® Blue Peel can effectively improve a wide variety of skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, shallow acne scars, sun-damaged skin and freckling. An Obagi® Blue Peel is not a substitute for a facelift. It cannot eliminate excessive or lax skin. But, in many cases your physician may suggest that an Obagi® Blue Peel be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures.

What can I expect from my treatment?

Depending upon the condition of your skin, one to four coats of the Obagi® Blue Peel solution will be applied. Most people will not require sedation. If the Physician indicates sedation, you will need someone to drive you home. With the application of each coat, you will experience a mild burning sensation that lasts two to three minutes. The Physician may use an electric fan to minimize this sensation. A light bluish tint remains on your skin, but it will wash off in 12 to 24 hours. Your skin will begin to peel within two to three days and should be healed in seven to ten days. This peeling should not disrupt your regular lifestyle.

Will the Obagi® Blue Peel procedure damage my skin?

No. Peeling the skin lightly in a controlled manner will not cause any damage to the skin. There are no internal toxic effects (TCA is not absorbed through the skin).

How often should the procedure be performed for ideal Obagi® Blue Peel results?

Obagi® Blue Peel treatments can be performed at four-week intervals until the desired correction is achieved. Annual Blue Peels assist in the long-term maintenance of skin health and fitness. Deep scars and hyperpigmentation may need deeper peels or other treatment procedures.