Obagi® Blue Peel
The Obagi Blue Peel is the most well known type of skin peel and it has maintained a reputation for being highly effective at improving numerous skin conditions and remains a standard for all other kinds of peels to compare to.
What is a Blue Peel?
Obagi Blue Peels are facial chemical peels performed by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Vendetti and his professionally trained staff to help accelerate the transformation to beautiful, healthier-looking skin. It is a highly effective, variable-depth chemical peel and during the procedure, the solution is carefully applied to the face to remove dead skin cells. The solution penetrates into the skin leaving skin smoother and more refined looking. There are many types of chemical peel preparations, and the right preparation for you depends on your skin type and desired results. It is commonly used to treat wrinkles, photo damage, skin discoloration, superficial acne scars, and texture irregularities.
The application takes about 30 minutes while we keep you comfortable either with topical anesthetics and even sedation if indicated. After the peel is applied, you will experience the famous “bluish tint” to your skin that usually washes off in 12 to 24 hours. Depending on the strength and depth of the peel, you may experience light swelling following the procedure.
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After Your Blue Peel
Within two to three days, the outer dead layer of skin will begin to peel and exfoliate. This flaking continues over the next several days. By Days seven to 10, your skin will be healed with a new outer layer that retains the smoother tighter skin that is desired. A four week prepping regimen utilizing Obagi NuDerm prescription skincare is required to optimize the benefits of the peel and accelerate the healing process while still working within safe margins. If you think you might benefit from this reputable peel, call us today for a complimentary consultation.
The Ideal Candidate
The Obagi Blue Peel is perfect for those frustrated with the health and condition of their skin. Replacing layers of lifeless skin cells with new, fresh, and healthier skin cells—the peel combats early signs of aging as well as common skin ailments such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Sun damage (including freckles)
- Unwanted pigmentation like age spots
As the Obagi Blue Peel is a customizable treatment, Dr. Vendetti can tailor the treatment to meet your skin’s unique needs—applying the peel in layers allows him to precisely control the depth of repair given to your skin. Many of our patients love the peel as it provides dramatic results without the commitment that a more invasive surgical solution, like a facelift, include.
The Importance of Pre & Post Skin Care
The Obagi Blue peel requires planning and preparation on your part. To achieve optimal results, it is essential that you commit to a pre and post peel skin care regimen. The Obagi Blue Peel is unique in that it is designed to work together with the Obagi Nu-Derm system. At a minimum, skin should be preconditioned using Nu-Derm for four to six weeks—depending on the condition of your skin, for some, prep can be upwards of twelve weeks.
Benefits of using Nu-Derm before your peel:
- Prepares skin as it corrects and stimulates normal skin function—promotes speedy healing
- Skin is in an ideal state to respond to the peel
- Peel will penetrate more evenly
- Skin will peel more evenly
- Decreases the likelihood of post-peel pigmentation issues
Post care is just as important as the peel continues to work deep into the skin for approximately 60 days. Once your skin has recovered and has fully healed, resuming your Nu-Derm routine will enhance the effectiveness of the peel.
Obagi Blue Peel at Virginia Surgical Arts
Restore your skin’s clarity with the Obagi Blue Peel. We can’t wait to work with you! We encourage you to come in for a complimentary consultation to discover how the peel can transform your complexion.