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® represents a significant breakthrough in skin rejuvenation procedures, as it enables your skin care expert to administer your treatment in a highly customized manner not possible with other chemical peels.
This skin treatment has a variety of aesthetic purposes. Some of these include the eradication of acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage, pigmentation issues, and aging and sagging skin. An Obagi Blue Peel® can be applied to the chest, neck, hands, back, arms, and legs, as well as the face.
How does it work?
The active ingredient in Obagi Blue Peel® is TCA (Trichloracetic Acid), which is used in different proportions according to your own unique needs. The Blue Peel® application allows your practitioner to safely and effectively remove the damaged surface layers of skin from your face or other parts of your body. These dead skin cells are replaced by new, healthy ones, giving your complexion renewed clarity and elasticity.
What is unique about the Blue Peel®?
Unlike alpha-hydroxy peels or other superficial procedures, the Blue Peel® allows your esthetician to control the depth of the peel and the number of coats applied to tailor the process to your skin’s specific needs. Plus, the Obagi Blue Peel® can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, back, arms and legs.
Is Obagi Blue Peel® painful?
Pain obviously means different things to different people. In general, the deeper the peel, the greater the chance you’ll feel some discomfort. But most patients report only a mild burning or stinging sensation associated with the procedure. A fan blowing on the area being treated provides relief for many patients.
Can Anesthesia be used?
In many cases, this cosmetic procedure doesn’t require any sedation. If you have any concerns about pain relief, don’t hesitate to discuss the issue with your skin care expert during your pre-procedure consultation. Your comfort and peace of mind during your treatment play a large part in ensuring its success.
How long does the procedure take?
The typical Obagi Blue Peel® treatment takes about 20-45 minutes, depending on the number of coats deemed necessary for optimum results.
When will I see results?
Immediately after your peel, you may experience mild swelling. Within 2 or 3 days, your skin will begin to peel and will continue to do so for roughly 7 to 10 days. Once the peeling has stopped, the dramatic results of your treatment will immediately become apparent.
The appearance of your skin will steadily improve over the next 4-6 weeks, gradually becoming firmer, smoother, and more youthful looking.
Can I apply makeup after a Blue Peel®?
To best aid in the recovery process, makeup should only be applied after the skin is completely healed.
How long does it last?
The corrective effects of an Obagi Blue Peel® are permanent but, unfortunately, cannot stop time. Therefore, after your first peel you may require another to achieve your desired level of rejuvenation. If you follow your prescribed skincare regimen, a maintenance treatment every 6-12 months can keep your skin fresh and glowing.