Chemical Peel, Blue Peel Treatment for Skin

Chemical Peel (Blue Peel - Trade of Obagi Medical Products)

What is the Blue Peel?
The Blue Peel is an in office procedure designed to 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, which allows your doctor to monitor the appropriate depth of peel 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 your doctor, who has specialized training and experience with this effective and lower risk chemical peel.

What is unique about the Chemical Peel (Blue Peel)?
Unlike alpha-hydroxy peels or other superficial procedures, the depth of the peel and the number of coats applied in order to tailor the process to your skin's specific needs can be controlled by your doctor. The Blue Peel can even be performed on the neck, chest, hands, back, arms and legs.

What does the procedure consist of?
The Blue Peel is a quick, relatively simple and highly tolerable procedure that may require sedation. Application of the Blue Peel takes about 20 minutes, depending on the number of coats your doctor has determined to be necessary to achieve your goals. You will experience a mild burning sensation that lasts two to three minutes (your doctor may use an electric fan to minimize this sensation). Immediately after the procedure, a bluish tint remains on your skin, which will usually wash off in couple of days. Your doctor can explain the process to you in greater detail.

How long is the recovery period?
After the procedure, you will experience light swelling, and your skin will begin to peel within 2 to 3 days. This peeling will continue over the next few days and should be healed in an average of 7 to 10 days. If you are having a lighter, exfoliative Blue Peel, healing is completed in 3 to 6 days. In either case, this peeling should not disrupt your regular lifestyle for long, although you may want to limit your normal activity.

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Dr. Mohan Thomas trained with Dr.Obagi, Beverly hills, California and his team recommends the use of only Obagi skin products including the blue peel

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