obagi blue peel
Obagi Blue Peel is an in-office procedure designed to improve the appearance and health of your skin, rejuvenating skin with acne scars, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and sun damage. Using a low concentration of the chemical trichloracetic acid (TCA) mixed with a special blue base to slow penetration; the blue peel allows Dr. Taylor to monitor the appropriate depth to effectively remove the thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin from the face. It can also be performed on the neck and chest. Dr. Taylor can also determine the number of coats that need to be applied to accommodate your skin's specific needs.
Application of the Obagi Blue Peel itself takes about 20 minutes, depending on the number of coats Dr. Taylor applies. Patients experience a burning sensation that lasts 2-3 minutes. Dr. Taylor uses fans to minimize this sensation. The patient's face is then thoroughly washed and although a bluish tint remains on the skin, this usually washes off in about 24 hours. After the procedure, the patient experiences light swelling and the skin will begin to peel in 2-3 days. The peeling will continue for approximately 7-10 days. The healing is completed in 3-6 days with a lighter peel treatment. Once the skin has finished peeling patients immediately notice results, but the skin's appearance will continue to improve for the next 4-6 weeks. One to three blue peels can be performed in 6-8 week intervals to firm skin, improve clarity and smoothness, leaving a more youthful, healthy appearance.
Dr. Taylor can help you determine whether the Obagi Blue Peel is right for you and can give you all the information you need to attain smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin.