Obagi Blue Peel

Obagi Blue Peel at a Glance

Best Results 1 - 2
Duration of Results 12 months
Treatment Recovery 10 - 14 days
Risks & Complications Medium - High
Anaesthetic Injectable/Topical/Meds
Procedure Time 60 - 90 mins
Skin Specialist Doctor
Back To Work 7 days

The Obagi Blue peel is a deep rejuvenation treatment which assists in eliminating skin conditions such as blemished, acne scars, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and sun damage whilst increasing the overall texture and tightness of one’s skin.

Progression of a Blue Peel from Day 1 to Day 10

Obagi blue peel stages

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1

    Is the Obagi Blue peel available at all Skin Renewal branches?

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    Yes, the Obagi Blue Peel is available in Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, Illovo, Irene, Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest and Umhlanga.

  • 2

    Who is an ideal candidate for the Blue Peel treatment?

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    Anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of the following conditions to achieve visible, significant results;

    • fine lines
    • wrinkles
    • severe pigmentation
    • adult acne
    • acne scarring
    • Melasma
  • 3

    How is the Blue Peel by Obagi performed?

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    The Blue Peel is a quick, simple and tolerable treatment, which is considered safer and more effective than many other chemical peels on the market.

    When scripting the Blue peel treatment, the patient must pretreat the skin 6 weeks prior to the procedure, using the Obagi Nu-Derm system at home. Once the treated area has ben prepped, the doctor will apply the Blue Peel.

    The application is not painful however there is a mild burning sensation, which can be felt between applying the layers. The treated area may be slightly red and feel tight immediately after.

    This procedure takes approximately 90 minutes and once completed can leave the treated area with a bluish tint, which can be washed at home over the first 12 to 48 hours.

  • 4

    What can be expected post Blue Peel treatment?

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    Peeling can occur within the first 3 days post treatment and can last a week or so. This is a natural side effect of cell renewal. The Patient may also experience mild discomfort and slight swelling for up to 7 days. Healing is typically complete within 10 days.

    Once the skin has finished peeling, new skin will be slightly pink and will gradually fade over several weeks and you will notice dramatic results of your skin’s appearance over the next 4 to 6 weeks resulting in firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier and more youthful looking skin.

    It is highly advisable to take a week or so off to recover after the Blue peel. This is partly due to the blue tint that remains on ones skin for a while after the treatment as well as to avoid harmful environmental factors such as UV rays. Sunscreen is a must prior to sun exposure although it is advisable that patients avoid exposure to the sun or UV rays until the healing process is complete.

  • 5

    How many treatments are needed?

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    Your Skin Renewal doctor will advise on how many treatments are necessary to give you your desired results. More commonly between 1 and 3 Blue Peels can achieve dramatic improvements for most skin types and conditions. Peels can be performed at 6 to 8 week intervals until the desired goals are reached.

  • 6

    Can all skin types be treated with the Obagi Blue Peel?

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    Yes, all skin types can be treated however on darker skin types a test patch is needed. The Acne 2 in 1 from Mannalabs is recommended for Acne prone patients to assist in treating acne from the inside.

Yes, the Obagi Blue Peel is available in Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, Illovo, Irene, Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest and Umhlanga.

Anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of the following conditions to achieve visible, significant results;

  • fine lines
  • wrinkles
  • severe pigmentation
  • adult acne
  • acne scarring
  • Melasma

The Blue Peel is a quick, simple and tolerable treatment, which is considered safer and more effective than many other chemical peels on the market.

When scripting the Blue peel treatment, the patient must pretreat the skin 6 weeks prior to the procedure, using the Obagi Nu-Derm system at home. Once the treated area has ben prepped, the doctor will apply the Blue Peel.

The application is not painful however there is a mild burning sensation, which can be felt between applying the layers. The treated area may be slightly red and feel tight immediately after.

This procedure takes approximately 90 minutes and once completed can leave the treated area with a bluish tint, which can be washed at home over the first 12 to 48 hours.

Peeling can occur within the first 3 days post treatment and can last a week or so. This is a natural side effect of cell renewal. The Patient may also experience mild discomfort and slight swelling for up to 7 days. Healing is typically complete within 10 days.

Once the skin has finished peeling, new skin will be slightly pink and will gradually fade over several weeks and you will notice dramatic results of your skin’s appearance over the next 4 to 6 weeks resulting in firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier and more youthful looking skin.

It is highly advisable to take a week or so off to recover after the Blue peel. This is partly due to the blue tint that remains on ones skin for a while after the treatment as well as to avoid harmful environmental factors such as UV rays. Sunscreen is a must prior to sun exposure although it is advisable that patients avoid exposure to the sun or UV rays until the healing process is complete.

Your Skin Renewal doctor will advise on how many treatments are necessary to give you your desired results. More commonly between 1 and 3 Blue Peels can achieve dramatic improvements for most skin types and conditions. Peels can be performed at 6 to 8 week intervals until the desired goals are reached.

Yes, all skin types can be treated however on darker skin types a test patch is needed. The Acne 2 in 1 from Mannalabs is recommended for Acne prone patients to assist in treating acne from the inside.

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Review -"Excellent communication!"
Reviewed on 11 February 2016 by Jenna Heale

Beverley was excellent at communicating the various treatments to me, what to be expected during the treatments as well as afterwards at home. This was my first treatment and I look forward to seeing the results!

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