What is a Obagi Blue Peel?


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Obagi Blue Peel Explained

Obagi Blue Peel
The Obagi Blue Peel® is a professional applied medium strength TCA (trichloroacetic acid) chemical peel treatment that treats down to the dermis (the deeper layer of your skin). If you want healthier, younger-looking skin, the Blue Peel is highly effective for:

uneven pigmentation
sun damage
acne scars
Contact our office for more details: (714) 902-1100. Talk to Pamela, our medical aesthetician, about whether the Blue Peel is right for you.

The Obagi Blue Peel is an in-office procedure designed to significantly improve the appearance and health of your skin. Using a low ‘concentration of the chemical trichloroacetic acid (TCA) mixed with a special blue base to slow penetration, the Obagi Blue Peel allows our medical aesthetician, nurse or surgeon to monitor the appropriate depth to effectively remove the thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin from the face or other parts of the body. These dead skin cells are replaced by healthier ones, allowing the skin’s own clarity and tightness to resurface. The procedure is performed by our medical aesthetician, who has specialized training and experience with this effective peel.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 159 reviews

A light to medium depth TCA peel for pigment and wrinkle treatment.

The Obagi Blue Peel is a light to medium depth TCA (trichloracetic acid peel) that can be applied in the office. The 'blue' is a carrier pigment that allows the physician to see where the chemical has been applied and to ensure even distribution.

The goal is to lighten pigment spots and reduce fine wrinkles. It typically has a burning sensation that lasts for a few minutes after application.

The recovery time is between five to seven days depending on the depth of the peel and results desired.

Multiple treatments can be used to treat mild acne scarring, but other modalities (fractional resurfacing) are often times more effective.

Brian J. Lee, MD
Fort Wayne Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Obagi Blue Peel for Correction

The Obagi Blue peel is a mixture of TCA and Blue Peel Base. A 15% TCA is recommended for normal, sensitive, dry or thin skin for lighter exfoliation. A 20% is recommended for thicker skin or someone that needs more correction. The Blue Peel Base is formulated to slow down the penetration and allowing a smooth more even application.

Joseph Hunstad, MD
Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Obagi Blue Peel

An Obagi Blue Peel is a chemical peel that uses TCA (trichloroacetic acid) to peel the superficial layers of the skin on the face. When properly applied by an experienced physician, it produces a "medium depth" chemical peel to rejuvenate the skin. I believe it to be a peel that is on the "mild" side of the medium depth peels available. It is quite simple to do (when expertly done) and should not be very expensive.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Obaji Blue Peel

The Blue Peel by Obaji is a medium deep TCA  peel. TCA is trichloroacetic acid.  The percentage/strength of the TCA depends on the practitioner.  The Blue Peel exfoliates the skin allowing for tightening of the skin, improvement of fine lines, tightening of the pores and improvement of Hyperpigmentation, Melasma and sun damage. 

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 148 reviews

Obagi Blue Peel in Los Angeles

Obagi Blue peel is a modified TCA peel that employs a dye to assess skin depth during the peel.  I would advise it for melasma and skin wrinkles.  TCA peels with Blue Peel can be combined with the Melaquin program to improve overall results of treatment. Surgery90210

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

It is a mild chemical peel

The Blue Peel is a trichloroacetic caid (TCA) peel that is color coded blue so the doctor knows where the peel has been applied.  It is a relatively mild chemical peel that exfoliates the outer layers of the damaged skin.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

TCA Peel

This is chemical peel to remove dead skin and let new skin replace the old one. The peel itself is Trichloroacetic and has 15% strength. This peel is safe and effective and has 5-7 days of down time.

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 125 reviews

Obagi Blue Peel

Obagi is a company that was founded by a dermatologist. Its main products use a retin-a and hyrdoquinone product line that allow for good penetration of the product. The Blue peel is a TCA peel that uses a blue dye to allow better visualization that the product is evenly distributed on the skin.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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