The Obagi Blue Peel is a medium-depth professional chemical peel treatment. It is an in-office procedure designed to dramatically improve the appearance and health of your skin.
The Obagi Blue Peel works by utilizing 15 to 20% TCA, or trichloracetic acid. TCA is a chemical that is often used in peels due to its efficiency in removing the outer layers of skin. This chemical is mixed with a special blue base that slows penetration, so that the medical aesthetician can monitor the appropriate depth to effectively remove the thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin from the face or neck. These dead skin cells are replaced by healthier ones, allowing the skin to be renewed and rejuvenated.
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This procedure can help improve:
- Superficial wrinkles of the face, neck, upper chest and arms
- Fine wrinkles around the mouth and eyes
- Skin texture
- Enlarged facial pores
- Facial complexion
- Hyper-pigmentation or sun damage or brown spots
- Acne scarring
The application of the peel takes approximately 20 minutes, depending on how many layers/coats the patient requires to achieve the desired results. Immediately following the procedure, a bluish tint can be seen on your skin until it peels off, which usually takes anywhere from 7 to 10 days.
After your skin has completely finished peeling, you will immediately enjoy the dramatic results of your rejuvenated complexion. Yet over the next 4 to 6 weeks, your skin’s look and feel will continue to improve, becoming firmer, clearer, smoother and healthier.