What is an Obagi® Blue Peel?
The Obagi® Blue Peel is a chemical peel that makes use of trichloroacetic acid, otherwise referred to as TCA. This medium-type chemical peel reaches farther into the epidermis than a superficial peel such as one using alpha hydroxyl acids or an exfoliation method such as microdermabrasion. The popular peel is a noninvasive way to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, dry patches, age spots, irregular pigmentation, and sagging or sallow skin.
The Obagi® Blue Peel not only firms and tightens facial skin but can also be used on the neck and hands. Using TCA in combination with a patented base, the treatment provides almost instantaneous results – smoothing out lines and wrinkles and dramatically improving the texture and tone of the skin.
Are you the right candidate for an Obagi® Blue Peel?
The Obagi® Blue Peel reaches deep within the epidermis to remove the dead, worn-out skin cells that contribute to lackluster complexions. If you want more than a light exfoliation method to get rid of facial tiredness and lines, the Obagi® Blue Peel might be the right peel for you. The Obagi® Blue Peel is recommended for all skin tones as it does not cause blotchiness or pigmentation problems like some other types of peels.
The Obagi® Blue Peel process
Setting up a consultation will help you decide if the Obagi® Blue Peel is right for you. If you decide to proceed with the process, you’ll probably undergo a couple of treatments set at about 6 weeks to 2 months apart.
The recovery period
Depending on your skin care requirements and how deep of a peel is performed, recovery will take about a week or 10 days. During that time, your skin will typically be a bit red and swollen. Pre-treatment directions will be provided by your aesthetician as well as instructions for after-treatment care. Usually, before and after recovery, you’ll be directed to stay out of the sun as exposure can increase the risk of infection and scarring.