Obagi Blue Peel®: A Short In-Office Procedure that Can Produce Radiant Skin

Obagi Blue Peel is an in-house skin treatment system that can reverse the signs of aging by eliminating fine lines, age spots, and hyperpigmentation on your face. This treatment takes less than one hour and delivers radiant results for years to come. If you live in the in Kansas City, MO, area, the helpful staff at Summit Plastic Surgery & Med Spa are available and ready to help you achieve the beautiful skin you desire.

What is an Obagi Blue Peel?

Obagi Blue Peel systemUnlike at-home chemical skin treatments, Obagi Blue Peel is a specific type of chemical peel performed in the office by a skin care professional. This treatment removes layers of damaged skin, leaving behind new skin that is firmer and more radiant. The active ingredient used for this procedure is trichloroacetic acid (TCA), a safe and effective ingredient used in a number of other cosmetic procedures.

Obagi Blue Peel is not just for facial treatment. The procedure may also be used on the neck, back, chest, arms, and legs—anywhere that skin may need damage correction.

Who is a Candidate for an Obagi Blue Peel?

Healthy patients over the age of 18 with a wide variety of skin conditions may benefit from an Obagi Blue Peel. This treatment can effectively address:

  • Facial lines and wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Freckles and melasma (dark patches)
  • Scars
  • Age spots and sun spots

Obagi Blue Peel can be successfully used to treat patients of all ethnicities with skin pigmentation ranging from light to dark.

Who Should Not Undergo an Obagi Blue Peel?

Some patients are not eligible for treatment with Obagi Blue Peel. You may be better suited for alternative options if you:

  • Have active herpes infections (cold sores)
  • Have open wounds or cuts in the treatment area
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have taken Accutane (isotretinoin) within the past 12 months
  • Are allergic to aspirin
  • Have highly sensitive skin
  • Have recently been sunburned

Obagi Blue Peel is an in-house skin treatment system that can reverse the signs of aging by eliminating fine lines, age spots, and hyperpigmentation on your face. This treatment takes less than one hour and delivers radiant results for years to come.

The Procedure

Prior to your appointment for an Obagi Blue Peel procedure, a skin care consultant will meet with you to determine your individual goals for treatment and ascertain the level of damage present in your skin. The consultant will then determine the concentration of TCA to be used for your procedure.

Obagi Blue Peel treatment does not usually require sedation. After the skin care consultant applies the solution to your face, you may experience a tingling or burning sensation, which typically subsides within a few minutes. The solution remains on the skin for approximately one hour. After the solution is removed, you may experience some slight swelling. Additionally, the skin may have a slight blue hue for 12 to 24 hours following the procedure. This is completely normal and is not a cause for concern.

The skin will begin to peel approximately two to three hours after the treatment and will continue to peel for about one week after that. Once this subsides, the appearance of the skin will improve and will continue to do so over the course of the next four to six weeks. The skin that is left behind looks brand new—firmer, smoother, clearer, and healthier.

Is an Obagi Blue Peel the Solution for Your Damaged Skin?

If you are experiencing moderate skin damage from sources such as acne, scars, or the sun, you may benefit from an Obagi Blue Peel. You can contact Summit Plastic Surgery & Med Spa online or by calling (816) 347-0026 to speak with our experienced staff, who are waiting to discuss your individual skin care concerns.