Can obagi blue peel be used under the eyes?
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Blue Peel Under the Eyes
The Obagi Blue Peel can definitely be used around the eyes - it's actually one of my favorite treatments to help tighten skin, improve the appearance of fine lines, and fade pigment around the eyes. The Blue Peel can be safe for many patients with skin of color, however, the risk of scarring and hyperpigmentation is definitely higher. There are ways to reduce these risks, by preparing the skin with skin lightening agents for several weeks/months prior to the peel, among other things. I would recommend scheduling a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has extensive experience with chemical peels in patients with skin of color, to determine if the Blue Peel would be right for you.
Obaji Blue Peel under eyes
If your skin is dark (our scale of Fitzpatrick 6), then must approach the peels with caution. It is a difficult area to correct, and may result in hyperpigmentation. That said, you can have a blue peel around the eyes and eyelids. It does help with the pigmentation and supplementing with a hydroquinone based cream would be advisable. Given the fact you have hyperpigmentation, I would consult with a board certified physician who can examine you and see if you are a candidate.
Dark circles under eye
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