What Happens when You Prematurely Peel Dead Skin After a Blue Peel?

after a blue peel, what happens to your skin if you prematurely begin to peel flaking skin from your face and leave red, raw spots? will it heal?

Doctor Answers 3

Refrain from manual peeling after the Obagi Blue peel

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Refrain from manual peeling after the Obagi Blue peel. This will leave you with scars and also hyperpigmentation. I recommend the use of Melarase creams and Elevase cream as a ceramide after the Obagi Bue peel. 

Melarase creams after Obagi Blue Peel

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Prematurely peeling skin after a Blue Peel may leave a dark spot. I ask my patients to use Melarase creams after an Obagi Blue Peel to minimize discoloration.

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Never Pick at Dead Skin

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There is never a reason to pick at dead skin after any treatment! You may cause an area to scar that otherwise could have healed nicely. Always use a bland emollient or just plain petroleum jelly and keep a hands off approach.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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