can this be done in a spa without a Dr.?
Does the Obagi Blue Peel Need to Be Performed by a Doctor?
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Obagi Blue Peel
The Obagi Blue Peel can be performed at different depth levels. The safety of the treatment depends on how deep the peel is performed. A qualified physician or clinician will be able to achieve success in the procedure. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
Blue Peel in a spa
A blue peel is not a spa peel as it can lead to scarring in improper hands. Blue peel should only be done by a physician or under close supervision of a physician.
No blue peels in a spa
A blue peel is a chemical peel whose area of contact with the skin is colored blue so the doctor doing it knows where the treatments have been applied and if any areas have been missed. Despite its harmless sounding name,iIt is a real burn to the skin and should only be done by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist!
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Obagi Blue Peel should only be done by a doctor
The Obagi Blue Peel is a "mid-strength" peel that uses trichloroacetic acid. This is a fairly strong acid that can cause significant scarring if it is not used properly. I would strongly recommend that it is done only by a physician and preferably one with considerable experience in doing chemical peels.
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