Obagi® Blue Peel

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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?

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Melasma
  • Freckles
  • Acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Correct wrinkles
  • Large pores
  • 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.

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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.

Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery offers some amazing services! Not only do we offer tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, and breast augmentation, but we also offer dermal fillers. Whether it’s volume deficits and/or wrinkles, our experienced injection nurse has a variety of dermal fillers to choose from to deliver results that are natural and long-lasting. Dermal fillers aid in the replacement of skin’s natural structure and volume, taking away lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers we use include: Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Ultra, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Contour, and Belotero.

 

Benefits of Filler:

  • Restore the youthful “triangle” to your facial shape
  • Restore youthful fullness to your cheeks and lips
  • Remove hollows under tired looking eyes,
  • Lift dropping corners of your mouth
  • Fill nasolabial folds and contour your jawline or chin
  • Smooth lines and wrinkles
  • Alter your nose or chin without surgery or “try-on” your new look to see how you like your appearance before making a surgical change.

Schedule a complimentary consultation so our injection nurse can learn about your desired expectations and goals with your treatment. She will evaluate your skin’s current condition and facial structure to determine what products will work best for your needs.This is also the time when she will discuss cost, precautions, and all other important issues.

 

Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery offers some amazing services available to help you become more confident in your appearance!  Not only do we offer surgical procedures such as tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, breast augmentation and more, but we also have a full-service Tulsa medical spa where we offer dermal fillers.

Whether it’s volume deficits and/or wrinkles, our experienced injection nurse has a variety of dermal fillers to choose from to deliver results that are natural and long-lasting. Her goal is to provide outstanding results with a minimal amount of pain and discomfort.  With her extensive knowledge and experience, she knows the amount of dermal filler required and the appropriate filler to use for the desired effect.

Tulsa dermal fillers aid in the replacement of skin’s natural structure and volume, taking away lines and wrinkles. The Tulsa dermal fillers we use for both prescribed and off-label use include: Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Ultra, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, Radiesse, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Contour, and Belotero. Your desired outcome will determine which filler or combination of fillers will be used. As an example, Restylane works in certain areas better than Juvederm™. Belotero™ works better for certain types of wrinkles than Radiesse. It takes a professional with a lof of knowledge to know which dermal filler to use to achieve optimal results. The experience and knowledge our injection nurse at Whitlock Cosmetic Center brings to the evaluation of patients seeking dermal filler therapy is what separates our practice from our competitors. Experience the best results using the best techniques tailored to your individual needs.

Benefits of Filler:

  •         Restore the youthful “triangle” to your facial shape
  •         Restore youthful fullness to your cheeks
  •         Plump and augment your lips – by far the most popular treatment for women of all ages at our practice
  •         Remove hollows under tired looking eyes,
  •         Lift drooping corners of your mouth
  •         Fill nasolabial folds and contour your jawline or chin
  •         Smooth lines and wrinkles
  •         Alter your nose or chin without surgery or “try-on” your new look to see how you like your appearance before making a surgical change.

 

Our goal is to provide our patients with a natural appearance and therefore, we lean toward a more conservative approach to dermal filler therapy.  We may also recommend combining other therapies with dermal fillers such as Botox, IPLs, skin resurfacing, microneedling, and PlasmaMD Pen.  Each patient has individual expectations, goals and budgets.  All of these  will go into the development of your optimal treatment plan.

Schedule a complimentary consultation so our injection nurse can learn about your desired expectations and goals with your dermal filler treatment. She will evaluate your skin’s current condition and facial structure to determine what dermal filler products will work best for your needs. This is also the time when she will discuss cost, precautions, and all other important issues so you have the information you need in order to proceed with treatment.

What is Juvederm®?

Allergan offers different dermal filler options and each serves a different treatment purpose.  Juvederm Ultra Plus is a thicker version Juvederm Ultra and is used to correct more severe facial wrinkles, deep nasolabial folds (the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth), and marionette lines (the lines from the corners of your mouth down toward your jawline) and to fill in depressed areas in the cheeks. It may also be used to sculpt and reshape facial contours. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is the exact same formula, but contains lidocaine, an anesthetic, to make your treatment a more comfortable experience.

Juvederm Ultra Plus is made with a hyaluronic acid gel or HA.  Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in your skin. Its function is to absorb water, deliver nutrients and act as a cushioning agent. When it’s injected into your skin, it expands to fill in wrinkles and folds and support sunken areas. The extra water brought to the skin’s surface delivers a fresh, glowing radiant look and a soft, supple skin texture. These dermal fillers increase production of collagen, which helps to further plump your skin and reduce wrinkles over a period of time.

What is Belotero®?

Belotero® is a dermal filler that is made of non-animal hyaluronic acid. Known as “the smoother solution” and one of the thinnest fillers on the market, Belotero® is injected in the skin and it distributes evenly, giving a smoother, seamless look between both the treated and untreated areas. This can be highly important especially if you are looking for smoother, surface areas. Allow me to briefly walk you through the Belotero process. When you arrive at the Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery center, for your appointment, and when Belotero® is administered; there is only minimal discomfort. You will not need to be put under any local anesthesia. The injection nurse will generally use a topical anesthetic cream to numb the area before the injection. The entire process does not take long, making it possible to complete the procedure during a lunch break.  Results will appear nearly instantaneously and continue to smooth and fill over the next few days or weeks. Belotero® is a temporary treatment and will require follow up injections to maintain the smooth appearance. Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery warns against possible side effects that may include tenderness, swelling, redness, and itching. To reduce the chance for bleeding or bruising, patients are directed to avoid blood-thinning medications, aspirin, or vitamin E supplements. After the treatment, patients are advised to avoid touching or rubbing their face. Also, exposure to sunlight or temperature extremes should be avoided.

What is Restylane®?

If you are looking for a revitalizing facial treatment that will make you look more youthful, then Restylane® is a filler that can help. Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery center can end your quest for the fountain of youth. Restylane contains  hyaluronic acid gel and is ideal for smoothing and removing the appearance of wrinkling around the mouth and eyes. Also referred to as HA, hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring mucopolysaccharide or carbohydrate polymer found throughout the body with the largest concentration located in the tissues of the skin.

Found in both the epidermal layer and beneath the skin, the production of HA diminishes with age. Therefore, Restylane® can assist in enhancing the fresh-faced look of youth because HA is a natural moisturizer, that is water-friendly and water-binding substance that recaptures the smoothness and volume that are lost over time. This FDA-approved product can be applied, on average, in about 30 minutes. The filler is injected into the dermis or the skin’s middle layer where collagen is produced and where the connective tissues are found. The temporary treatment lasts about six months.

Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery warns against possible side effects that may include tenderness, swelling, redness, and itching. To reduce the chance for bleeding or bruising, patients are directed to avoid blood-thinning medications, aspirin, or vitamin E supplements. After the treatment, patients are advised to avoid touching or rubbing their face. Also, exposure to sunlight or temperature extremes should be avoided.

What is Radiesse®

Radiesse® is cosmetic filler that refreshes the facial appearance of patients, adding volume and smoothing wrinkles. Applied by injection from a skilled nurse, the facial filler promotes the production of collagen. Long-lasting results are achieved because the injectable substance is made of calcium-based protocells, also called microspheres, which are combined with a watery gel. When Radiesse® is injected, these microspheres are absorbed in the body. As a result, the collagen that is produced creates a more youthful appearance and can last as long as a year.

Because collagen is the substance that provides skin with elasticity and volume, Radiesse® is a choice filler for any woman who wants to enhance her appearance easily and instantly. Given that the substance can automatically smooth wrinkles and restore volume plus stimulate collagen production. This is a popular treatment option for any woman over 40, because typically studies have shown, that is when women’s collagen production drops, and the natural aging process increases by loss of collagen, and results in loose and sagging skin.

This FDA-approved facial filler can be injected safely and quickly into the skin in under an hour. Injections are not painful, as the filler, when mixed with the local anesthetic lidocaine, causes only a minimal amount of discomfort. Radiesse® comes in a variety of syringe sizes, so you’ll need to set up a free consultation at the Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery center to find out how much product you will need.

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Whitlock Cosmetic Center

8913 S Yale Ave, Suite 200
Tulsa, OK 74137
Phone: (918) 743-5438

Hours

Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm