Obagi Blue Peel®

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- FAQs

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The Obagi Blue Peel® is world renowneduses trichloroacetic acid (TCA) as its active ingredient. More effective than alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) such as glycolic acid, only specially trained doctors can perform this intensive treatment. Unless having a light treatment (Blue for a Day) skin must be prepared for at least 4 weeks with the Obagi® Nu-Derm system to ensure that it is as healthy as possible in order to get optimum results.

How skin peels work
An acidic solution is applied to the skin which may cause a mild burning sensation. The peel solution encourages the skin to shed its outer damaged layers exposing smoother, clearer skin underneath. The peeling process varies depending on the strength of the peel. It can be from a day to over a week. The stronger the peel, the better the results but the longer the peeling time (downtime). After having a peel, it is important to protect the new more vulnerable skin with sun protective products and stay out of direct sunlight. More than one peel may be required to get the desired results.

Obagi Blue Peel® can help treat:

• Fine lines & wrinkles
• Acne scars
• Pigmentation & blemishes
• Skin laxity
• Large pores

Dr Townshend now uses 20% and 25% Enerpeel TCA peels. These contain the same active ingredients as Easy TCA and Obagi Blue Peel® (just without the blue colouring!)



Does it hurt?
A mild burning sensation is felt a short while after the solution is applied which lasts a few minutes. A fan is used to help cool the skin and makes this more comfortable. The stronger the peel, the stronger the sensation but also, the better the results. Your skin may be sensitive, flaky, dry or irritated while it peels but this process should not be painful.

Is it safe?
Millions of these treatments have been performed worldwide and are very safe in expert hands. It is very important to carefully follow the aftercare advice that you are given to ensure no unwanted effects. Uncommon side effects include pigment problems and scarring.

What is downtime and how long does it last?
Downtime is the term given to the time after the procedure that your skin is dry, flaky and red as it peels. During this time, you may not want to go out in public and so it is usual to plan the timing of your peel so that you can have a few days in which to recover. In the days after your peel, it is very important to ensure that you wear good sun protection when outside as your skin will be sensitive to the sun.
An Obagi® Blue for a Day peel is a light exfoliating peel with minimal downtime. Deeper peels will give better results but can have a downtime of up to 10 days.

How long does it take?
The treatment itself takes just a few minutes but you will need to have a around 30mins for the appointment.

“ZO” is a registered trademark of ZO Skin Health, Inc.  “Obagi”, “Obagi-C”, “Obagi Blue Peel” [and any other registered OMP trademarks that were used in the document] are registered trademarks of Obagi Medical Products, Inc.  Dr. Obagi and ZO Skin Health have no business relationship with Obagi Medical Products, and Obagi Medical Products does not sell or endorse using any ZO product.