What is it?
The Obagi Blue Peel is a treatment that is done in a professional environment by a specialist. The skin care expert assesses the patient’s complexion and then decides on the strength of the procedure. The primary ingredient in this treatment is Trichloroacetic Acid, which is also known as TCA. This component is combined with a specific Obagi Blue Base. There is no sedation required for this type of cosmetic procedure. Most patients experience a slight burning that occurs during or after the Obagi Blue Peel (this procedure usually takes one hour). The skin can commonly take up to ten days to fully heal or recuperate. The Obagi Blue Peel is used in conjunction with the Obagi Nu-Derm System to enhance and gain the maximum effects of the peel and to sustain healthier, younger-looking skin.
Benefits of Obagi Blue peel?
The advantage of chemical peels (like blue peel) is that skin healing occurs in 7-10 days, rather than the weeks, or sometimes months, that it takes to recover from other treatment when you wish to achieve the same results. After the application, layers of dead skin cells peel off and reveal fresh skin cells, improving skin's clarity and tightness.
If you have blemish prone skin, acne, wrinkles, unwanted pigmentation, scars, large pores, sun damage or generally poor, fine skin, you can gain more from an Obagi Blue Peel than from more routine treatments, with a quick recovery time, unlike laser treatment or full cosmetic surgery.
How much does it cost?
Price starts from as little as £399. More details...
What is the effect of the Obagi Blue Peel?
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 to expect?
The Obagi Blue Peel procedure takes less than an hour in your Physician's office and does not typically require sedation. Your skin professional will apply the Blue Peel typically to your face and neck. A mild burning sensation will occur that generally lasts only a few minutes. Then you may experience a bluish tint to your skin that usually washes off in 12 to 24 hours. Your skin professional will advise you on how many peels are needed to give you the desired result.
Who should consider an Obagi Blue Peel?
Anyone who wants to look better and reverse the appearance of the aging process. Those who have blemish-prone skin, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, sun damage, or general poor skin quality will benefit the most. If you are pregnant, please consult with your physician first.
How is the Obagi Blue Peel different than the alpha hydroxy products used by doctors and aestheticians today?
The Obagi BLUE PEEL represents a breakthrough and significant improvement in skin rejuvenation. Using slow acting TCA, instead of glycolic acid, the Obagi BLUE PEEL enables the physician to control the peel process and its depth. The process is tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected: wrinkles, scars, laxity or pigmentation problems.
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 many Obagi Blue Peels can be done?
Your doctor will determine how many peels are necessary to achieve the desired result. In most cases one Obagi Blue peels should be enough to achieve the maximum results. The procedure takes 30 minutes.
Ask your doctor or skin health specialist for more information on Obagi NU-DERM.
What can I expect?
Depending upon the condition of your skin, 1-4 coats of the Obagi BLUE PEEL solution will be applied. Most people will not require sedation. If the doctor indicates sedation, you will need someone to drive you home.
At each level, you will experience a mild burning sensation that lasts 2 to 3 minutes. The doctor may use an electric fan to minimize this sensation. A bluish tint remains on your skin: it will usually wash off in 12 to 24 hours. Your skin will begin to peel within 2 to 3 days and should be healed in an average of 7 to 10 days. This peeling should not disrupt your regular lifestyle.
Can the Obagi Blue Peel procedure be used to treat other parts of the body?
Yes. The Obagi BLUE PEEL can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, back, arms and legs using the same technique as for the face. Discuss the benefits and process with your physician.
Can I do the Obagi Blue Peel procedure myself?
No, the Obagi BLUE PEEL is a medical procedure and MUST be performed by a physician or a properly trained specialist working under his/her supervision.