What is the Obagi Blue Peel?
The Obagi Blue Peel is a quick, relatively simple in -office procedure. Designed to significantly improve the appearance and health of your skin.This procedure represents a breakthrough in skin rejuvenation services, as it enables your skin care expert to administer your treatment in a highly customized manner, unlike any other chemical peel. The Obagi Blue Peel is a mediuim- depth Chemical Peel that uses TCA (trichloroacetic acid) mixed with a unique blue base to monitor and control the penetration. Only performed by highly trained physicians and Aestheticians. Yes, this world wide popular Chemical Peel will leave your facial skin BLUE for a day! The solution can be applied in 1- 4 layers, depending on your skin concerns and severity. This will all be determined by your medical physician. The Obagi Blue Peel procedure is indicated to treat severe hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, skin laxity, wrinkles and fine lines and other signs of aging. The Obagi Blue Peel is safe to use on the face, neck, chest, hands and other areas.
What does the Obagi Blue Peel treat?
Improves skin tone and texture
Maintains healthy skin
Each patient is unique, therefore results will vary.
Am I a good candidate for an Obagi Blue Peel?
Obagi Blue Peel treatments are effective in treating men and women of all ages, skin types, and color. The ideal candidate is someone who is in good physical health, and has realistic expectations of what The Obagi Blue Peel can offer. Each patient will need to be pre-treated by using Obagi Nu-derm products for a minimum of 6-8 weeks to prepare your skin for your upcoming treatment. This will insure that you achieve the optimal results from your treatment, and lessens the possibility of adverse reactions. Every successful skin care procedure starts with a carefully crafted plan. That is why a thorough skin consultation is required, and very important.
Let your physician know if you have a history of herpes fever blisters, they will be able to call in a prescription of Valtrex to start a few days before, and a few days following your treatment. Valtrex is an antiviral drug, used to treat cold sores around the mouth. It can prevent a blister from developing during or after your procedure.
How does the Obagi Blue Peel work?
The Obagi Blue Peel works by using 15- 30% TCA to remove outer layers of the skin, which are then replaced by healthier ones. It can be applied in 1-4 layers. When applying this solution to the skin these acids interact with proteins causing exfoliation and peeling of the skin. Since this Chemical peel is a medium-depth peel, it penetrates the skin more deeply than other peels. This will allow your skin care expert to treat more severe skin concerns, and you can expect significant improvement.
What should I expect?
Application of the Obagi Blue Peel takes about 20 minutes, depending on the number of layers your physician determines are necessary to achieve your goals. There is mild discomfort associated during this treatment, which is generally described as a burning or stinging sensation lasting for 2-3 minutes. If you are anxious about the procedure, a mild sedative may be prescribed. You will be given a hand held fan to use whenever it is needed. We encourage to keep the fan constantly blowing on the treatment area to maintain comfort as much as possible. Your skin will have a blue tint for the first 1-2 days. The blue tint will fade as the skin begins the peeling process. Stay out of the sun as much as possible, your skin will be vulnerable to sun damage the first couple of weeks after an Obagi Blue Peel. During your skin consultation, your Aesthetician will go over everything you need to know before, during and after your treatment.
After care and recovery
After the treatment, you may experience slight swelling, and mild discomfort for up to seven days. The blue tint disappears as the skin begins to peel. Skin peeling will begin within two to three days post treatment. This peeling will continue over the next several days and should be healed in an average of 7-10 days. Following your treatment, you will be given instructions to use a gentle cleanser (preferable Obagi Nu-derm cleanser), morning and night, as well as a lightweight moisturizer, and sunscreen. Sunscreen is a must, even if you do not plan on being in direct sunlight, as the sun can penetrate through car windshields and clothing. It is important to follow the aftercare instructions given from your physician, to optimize your results. Once your skin is healed and has completed its peeling process, you may continue active products such as Hydroquinone and Tretinoin 2-3 weeks post treatment. New skin will be slightly pink and will gradually fade to normal over the next few weeks. Peeling should not disrupt your regular lifestyle for long, although you may want to limit activities such as working out. Too much physical activity that results in sweating could possibly cause a sweat blister.
When your skin has completely finished peeling, you will immediately notice the dramatic results of your newly improved complexion. Your skin’s appearance will continue to improve for the next 4 to 6 weeks, becoming firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier and more youthful looking. To best aid in the recovery process, makeup should only be applied after the skin is completely healed.
How can I maintain my results of The Obagi Blue Peel?
Keeping your skin’s new healthy glow and youthful appearance is an ongoing process. The Obagi Nu-Derm System is a prescription skin care system that utilizes a specific sequence of dosage and frequency to help skin look and act younger and healthier. The Obagi Nu-Derm system is formulated to work safely and effectively in conjunction with the Obagi Blue Peel. Although patients are satisfied after just one Obagi Blue peel, this peel can safely be repeated every 6 months.
When looking for a Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery Center, you will discover that Dr. Whitlock at the Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery Center are some of the top surgeons and cosmetic specialists. They are able tp offer you a full range of services, really anything you could possibly think of. It is our duty to help the general community become more confident, radiant and beautiful. However, our services also serve a practical use. If you have lost a larger amount of weight recently, normally what you leave behind is a lot of excess and baggy skin. There is not anywhere for this skin to go, and you can’t really shrink it, so what else are you supposed to do? That is where a Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery specialist comes in handy. Our skillset and experience make what we do desirable, and helpful to the community.
We have many wonderful services here at Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery. We offer face lifts, services to tighten your skin around your thighs, stomach area, around your chin and eyes. We also have Obagi Blue Peels.
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. The Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery specialists have been trained on how to administer and conduct these treatments.
You may be asking yourself this question. Am I the right candidate for this procedure? Do I qualify? Would I benefit the most from it. Here at the Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery Center, headed by Dr. Whitlock himself, we would gladly answer all the questions and more. The Obagi® Blue Peel reaches deep within the epidermis to remove the dead, worn-out skin cells that contribute to lackluster complexions. So, 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. We also offer micropigmentation services as well. Think of Dr. Whitlock’s Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery Center as your one stop shop for all of your needs.
We will now theoretically walk you through this entire process with our Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery experts. The first step is scheduling your free consultation with Dr. Whitlock. 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. We will thoroughly discuss every detail of the procedure, how long it lasts, who should use it, who should stay away from it, post opt care etc.
The recovery period can be a relatively easy one. If you follow all of Dr. Whitlock’s instructions, and do your best to live a healthy lifestyle, including regular sleep patterns 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. We want the best results to last as long as possible, which is why it’s important if you have any questions or concerns, to please reach out to us today. You are free to ask questions during the initial consultation, or even during any one of our many sessions. Like what was stated earlier, you can conduct one treatment session every two to four months. You should first consult Dr. Whitlock and your regular doctor before participating in any procedures or treatments. Our Oobagi Blue Peel is not right for everyone. After the procedure or treatment session, we always schedule a follow up meeting, to make sure everything is going well. If you are experiencing extreme pain, irritation or swelling, please let us know, and we will meet with you to get down to the root of the problem. We are here for you!
Now before you do anything else, it’s time to take a leap of faith with Dr. Whitlock. However, before you do, go online and check out our reviews and testimonials. The easiest way to tell if someone is telling the truth, is to trust, yet verify. So please, find out for yourself how we’ve been able to help many women and men across Tulsa, Broken Arrow, and Oklahoma! We love what we do, it is with our passion drive, and personal goal to help the community that we are able to bring to you some truly inspiring service, pricing options and much more.
Reach out to Dr. Whitlock’s Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery Center today. You can find more information located on our accessible website at whitlockcosmetic.com. You’ll find our phone number listed, as well as our address. If you are not able to find our location, please contact us, and we would be more than willing to give you personal directions on how to find our Tulsa Oklahoma location. It’s time to start enjoying your life! Now your skin will be brighter, say goodbye to loose skin, and hello to a brand new, energized, confident new you!