The Obagi Controlled Depth Blue Peel® is an intensive, medical-grade chemical peel treatment. The Blue Peel is highly effective for treating the following skin concerns:
- Uneven pigmentation
- Sun damage
- Acne Scars
The Blue Peel uses a low concentration of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) mixed with a specially formulated blue base used to control the depth of penetration. Unlike alpha-hydroxy peels, the Blue Peel allows the depth of the peel, and the number of coats applied, to be tailored to a person’s individual skin needs. The peel effectively removes thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin. These dead skin cells are replaced by healthier ones, allowing the skin’s own clarity and tightness to resurface.
The Obagi Controlled Depth Peel can be performed as an in-office procedure or in conjunction with a surgical procedure performed at an outpatient surgical facility. Our nurses and doctors are specialized in performing this intensive peel and it is frequently performed alongside our LiteLift® modified facelift.
The Blue Peel be used on the face, neck, chest, back, hands, arms and legs to significantly improve the appearance and overall health of the skin.
A Controlled Depth Peel takes about 20 minutes, depending on the number of coats necessary. If performed in-office, local anesthesia will be used to keep you comfortable during the treatment. Immediately after the procedure, a bluish tint remains on your skin until it peels off (within 7-10 days). Follow-up appointments are included in the cost.
Your skin’s appearance will continue to change over a period of 4-6 weeks. Your skin will become firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier and more youthful-looking. Individuals with severe skin issues will see a dramatic improvement.
Yes, in fact, it can only be combined with surgical facial procedures performed by our surgeons at the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery. For example, many LiteLift® patients combine their procedure with the Blue Peel for optimal results. The Blue Peel elevates the overall result be improving skin issues not addressed with surgical face procedures.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY LIKE?
A Blue Peel procedure recovery is best described as a journey. To learn more about what the journey entails, and more importantly, the recovery process, see it through the eyes of someone who has been through it; Read George’s Blue Peel experience here.