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Get Obagi Blue-Peel-tiful

Get Obagi Blue-Peel-tiful

By Beverly Fischer on August 12, 2020

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Even if you have a fairly rigorous skincare routine, you cannot halt the forward march of time, and eventually, signs of aging will start to appear. The good news is, you don’t have to give up. There are professional treatment options to combat fine lines and wrinkles, minimize discoloration (freckles, age spots, and other pigmentation), address acne and acne scars, and more.

Chemical peels are an ideal method of refreshing your appearance, evening out tone, stimulating collagen production, and generally rejuvenating damaged skin. If you’re looking for significant results from a single treatment, you may find that the effective Obagi Blue Peel is right for you.  What is the Obagi Blue Peel and what can you expect when you undergo this treatment?

What to Expect with Obagi Blue Peel

The reason this treatment is called a Blue Peel is that it pairs trichloroacetic acid (TCA) with a special blue base that allows doctors to monitor and adjust the depth of the peel, ensuring effective treatment for specific skin concerns. Your face will be blue when the chemical solution is applied, but the end result will be healthy new skin and a significant improvement to your skin’s appearance.

The Obagi Blue Peel is suitable for use on the face, neck, chest, back, arms, legs, and hands, so you can diminish signs of aging where the sun hits you most. During the procedure, one or more coats of Blue Peel will be applied to your skin in a process that takes about 20 minutes to complete. It’s normal to feel a stinging or tingling sensation for about 2-3 minutes, but the administration of cool air during the treatment helps to minimize discomfort. The entire procedure is typically completed in under 30 minutes.

Following treatment, you can generally expect a blue tint to remain on treated areas for 12-24 hours, after which it should wash away. It is imperative that you avoid sun exposure immediately following treatment and during the recovery process to prevent damage. You may want to inquire about scheduling other procedures at the same time as your Obagi Blue Peel to elevate results and combine healing times.

Obagi Blue Peel Recovery Process

Within 2-3 days of undergoing a Blue Peel, you should start to see dramatic peeling.  In most cases, healing is complete and fresh skin is revealed in about 7-10 days, although recovery will vary based on your body chemistry and the depth of your particular treatment. Once healing is complete, you can safely apply cosmetics.

Stunning Results

The trichloroacetic acid (TCA) used in this peel is designed to penetrate the middle layer of skin, to eliminate damage, stimulate collagen, and reveal fresh, glowing skin underneath. As a result, the Obagi Blue Peel can help to improve several skin issues and signs of aging, including:

  • Acne
  • Acne scars (and other scarring, in some cases)
  • Dark spots, freckles, and other discoloration
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydration
  • Laxity/skin firmness
  • Pore size
  • Skin texture/tone
  • and more

You will continue to heal and see improvements over the course of 4-6 weeks following treatment. When healing is complete, you can expect firmer, brighter skin with an even tone and texture. You’ll see fewer lines and wrinkles, reduced scarring and discoloration, and a younger, fresher appearance.

A single treatment delivers dramatic results that can last years with proper skincare.  However, you may need additional treatments to achieve desired results, depending on your particular needs and expectations.

Why Choose Obagi Blue Peel?

The main benefit of this particular peel is the ability for doctors to control the depth of the peel by applying different numbers of coats based on your skin type, skin conditions being treated, and so on. Unlike some other types of chemical peels, it can also be safely applied to several different areas of the body.

The expert team at Beverly Fischer, MD and The Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery is ready to help you treat skin conditions and signs of aging. If you’re interested in the Obagi Blue Peel and other treatments, contact us today at 410-308-4700 or online to schedule a consultation to learn more.

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