Procedures / Aesthetic / Skin Care / Obagi Peel
Restore a tighter, smoother, more radiant look to your skin.
Obagi is one of the most recognized names globally in skin health care and the preferred choice of physicians around the world for prescription-strength product lines that transform skin.
“Obagi for life” is their commitment and they believe that regardless of your age or skin type, there truly is an Obagi for everyone. Obagi offers an extensive line of clinically-proven skin care systems and products designed to help you revitalize, enhance, and maintain beautiful skin for life.
The Obagi Blue Peel
The Obagi Blue Peel, is a chemical peel that is only administered by a physician. Using slow acting Trichloracetic Acid, instead of glycolic acid, the Obagi Blue Peel enables your doctor to control the peel process and its depth. The process is tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected: wrinkles, scars, laxity or pigmentation problems. The Obagi Blue can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, back, arms, and legs using the same technique as for the face. Blue Peel healing is relatively painless and occurs within seven to ten days.
If you're considering Obagi Blue Peel, this outline will give you a basic understanding of the procedure, when it can help, how it's performed, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Dr. Walker is more than happy to clarify any misunderstandings, please contact her office with any questions or concerns you may have.
What happens during an Obagi Blue Peel?
The Obagi Blue Peel is a one to four step application of blue solution mixed with Trichloracetic Acid. These applications will lead to the removal of thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin. Layers of dead skin cells exfoliate and are replaced by healthier ones allowing the skin's own clarity and tightness to resurface. Dr. Walker will apply the Obagi Blue Peel based on your level of skin damage and your desired level of treatment.
Depending upon the condition of your skin, 1-4 coats of the Obagi Blue Peel solution will be applied. At each level, you will experience a mild burning sensation that lasts 2 to 3 minutes. The procedure takes less than an hour and does not usually require sedation.
Following your treatment, a bluish tint will remain on your skin and it will wash off in 12 to 24 hours. Depending on the strength and depth of the peel, you will experience light swelling following the procedure. 2 to 3 days following your treatment, your skin will begin to peel and should be healed in 7 to 10 days. This peeling should not disrupt your regular lifestyle.
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 4 to 6 weeks, becoming firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier, and more youthful looking.
The best candidates for Obagi Skin Care Products
Obagi skin care products are for anyone who wants to look better and reverse the appearance of the aging process. It will specifically benefit those who have blemish-prone skin, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, sun damage, or general poor skin quality.
Dr. Walker believes the best candidates for any product or procedure are relatively healthy and have realistic expectations about the results.