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Blue Peel for a 70 Year Old?
4 Doctor Answers | Asked by list123 in West Kelowna, BC Canada
70 is the new 60, Go for it!
In my practice spanning 15 years, its your physiological age that matters, not your chronological age. Peels are helpful for light wrinkles, dyschromias (brown discoloration), and improvement in skin quality. At 70 it may take you a few extra days to exfoliate but your outcome should not be compromised. Consider a different procedure called a Microlaser Peel. During this procedure you determine how much time you have to recover and the depth of the peel can be adjusted...
Are there Age Limitations for an Obagi Blue Peel?
There are no age restrictions for an Obagi Blue Peel, so being 70 years old is not a contraindication for treatment. However, Restylane and Juvederm are used for completely different things than an Obagi Blue Peel and are frequently both used in the same patient. Make sure you understand what specifically is being treated.
Age limitations with an Obagi Blue Peel
Your absolute age has no bearing on whether I would suggest a medium depth peel. Your age may be 70, but it is important to assess the physical aging of the skin rather than the chronological aging. I would advise a Blue Peel.
The blue peel is a relatively straightforward and safe way to improve the texture and quality of your skin. It does not go deep enough to have much effect of wrinkles. You may want to consider trying one of the fractionated CO2 lasers for a more significant degree of improvement.