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.