What is Obagi Blue Peel?
The Obagi Blue Peel is a one-to-four step application of blue solution mixed with the chemical TCA (Trichloracetic Acid). These applications will lead to the removal of the 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.
Who Should Consider an Obagi Blue Peel?
Anyone who wants to look better and reverse the appearance of the aging process. Those who have blemish-prone skin, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, sun damage, or general poor skin quality will benefit the most. If you are pregnant, please consult with Dr. Pilest first.
How is the Obagi Blue Peel Different From Other Chemical Peels?
The Obagi Blue Peel represents a breakthrough and significant improvement in skin rejuvenation. Using slow acting TCA, instead of glycolic acid, the Obagi Blue Peel enables Dr. Pilest to control the peeling process and its depth. The process is tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected, such as wrinkles, scars, laxity or pigmentation problems.
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Will the Obagi Blue Peel Procedure Damage my Skin?
No. Peeling the skin lightly in a controlled manner will not cause any damage to the skin. There are no internal toxic effects.
How Many Obagi Blue Peels Can be Done?
Dr. Pilest will determine how many peels are necessary to achieve the desired result. In most cases the procedure takes 25-30 minutes.
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What Can I Expect?
Depending upon the condition of your skin, 1-4 coats of the Obagi Blue Peel solution will be applied. Most people will not require sedation. If Dr. Pilest indicates sedation, you will need someone to drive you home.
At each level, you will experience a mild burning sensation that lasts 2-3 minutes. The doctor may use an electric fan to minimize this sensation. A bluish tint remains on your skin; it will usually wash off in 12 to 24 hours. Your skin will begin to peel within 2-3 days and be complete, on average, in 7-10 days. This peeling should not disrupt your regular lifestyle.
Can the Blue Peel Procedure be Used to Treat Other Parts of the Body?
Yes. The Obagi Blue Peel can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, back, arms and legs using the same technique as for the face. Discuss the benefits and process with Dr. Pilest.
Can I do the Procedure Myself?
No, the Obagi Blue Peel is a medical procedure and MUST be performed by Dr. Pilest or a properly trained specialist working under his/her supervision.
Obagi-C Rx Complete System for Photolumines Skin is the only Vitamin C System that combines a patented formula of 4% prescription strength Hydroquinone and professional strength Vitamin C to deliver superior penetration to all levels of the skin resulting in Photolumines Skin. The C-RX system is especially suited to tretinoin-intolerant skin.
The name was chosen to describe the more radiant, luminescent skin that results from the combination of well-known ingredients such as Vitamins C and E, hydroquinones, hyaluronidase, glycolics and sunscreens. True radiance comes from within as regeneration of skin is improved and the Obagi-C Rx System will help your skin become brighter with measurable radiance. This system will also smooth and hydrate your skin as well as even out your skin tone.
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If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation or learn which treatment is right for you, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Total Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Irvine office directly to schedule. (949) 727-3800
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