Obagi Blue Peel
The Obagi Blue Peel is a procedure that removes thin, surface layers of aged and damaged skin and promotes the creation of healthy new ones. The process smooths the surface of the skin, improves skin tone and color, diminish wrinkles and shrinks pore size.
Obagi Blue Peel is peformed in a doctor's office. Unlike some chemical peels, your doctor can control the peel process and the depth it reaches in the skin.
The Obagi Blue Peel is usally used in conjunction with the Obagi Nu-Derm skin care system.
The Obagi Blue Peel, if repeated over a period of time, can achieve the same result as a deeper chemical peel or a laser. Healing occurs usually in just 7-10 days.
Obagi Blue Peel is for those who have:
- sun damaged skin
- large pores
- age spots and superficial pigmentation
What to expect on procedure day:
The Obagi Blue Peel procedure takes less than an hour and does not typically require sedation. Your doctor will apply the Blue Peel to your face and possibly to your neck. You'll feel a mild burning sensation that generally lasts only a few minutes. You'll likely experience a bluish tint to your skin that usually washes off in 12 to 24 hours.
Following the procedure, you'll experience light swelling. Within two to three days, your skin will begin to peel. This peeling continues over the next several days. By the seventh to tenth day, your skin should be healed.
Once your skin has completely recovered and is finished peeling, you will notice a visible improvement in your complexion. Your skin's appearance should continue to improve for the next four to six weeks, becoming firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier and more youthful looking. Your doctor will advise you on how many peels are needed to give you the desired result.
Serious complications with Obagi Blue Peel are extremely rare, but like any medical procedure, it does have some risks. Going to an experienced specialist can significantly minimize the risks. The vast majority of our patients are extremely happy with their appearance after Obagi Blue Peel, however, we cannot guarantee you will have the results you desire.
If you decide that laser Obagi Blue Peel is an option for you, you will be given additional information about the procedure that will allow you to make an informed decision about whether to proceed. Be sure you have all your questions answered to your satisfaction.
To learn about other cosmetic procedures, please visit the cosmetic procedures section of our Web Site. If you would like more information about this exciting procedure, you may want to make an appointment, attend a seminar or request additional information from our practice.