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Can Blue Peel Be Applied to Eye Lids and Under?

Am in the process od the prep creams. Will have the blue peel in two weeks. Also I forgot drs instructions. Can I put the obaji cream mixed with retin A on my lids? Thank u Lee in Dallas

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Obagi Blue Pee for the upper and lower eyelids


I prep patients with Melarase creams.  The Obagi Peel can be applied to the upper and lower eyelids to address loose skin and wrinkles. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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TCA can be used on eyelids, but I would not recommend a Retin A-like prep cream.


Prep creams such as Retin-A break down the skin barrier and cause deeper penetration of the acid.  This is not necessary on the eyelids.  In fact, prep creams are probably not necessary at all because a few extra passes with the acid will accomplish the same result in the hands of an expert.

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Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
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Obagi Blue Peel and eyelids


Retin-A (tretinoin cream) should not be applied to eyelids so you should not apply the Obagi mixture there. Eyelid skin is quite thin and sensitive so this combination of creams is too strong for this area. 

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South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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