What is Obagi Blue Peel Radiance?
The Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is a salicylic acid skin peel treatment often used to treat breakouts, fine lines, mild photo damage and uneven skin tone.
What are the benefits of an Obagi Blue Peel Radiance?
An Obagi Blue Peel Radiance (BPR) produces smoother brighter looking skin after one treatment. The peel effectively exfoliates the uppermost damaged skin layers, leaving your skin renewed and radiant with little to no downtime. The Obagi BPR is used on the face to improve patient outcomes for a range of skin concerns including photo damage and acne scarring.
Its anti-inflammatory properties help to minimise breakouts and improve fine lines.
Am I suitable for an Obagi BPR?
The Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is suitable for the majority of skin types and can be used to improve the condition of a range of skin complaints including acne, photo damage and pigmentation. However certain darker skin types including Mediterranean, Asian, and African may have to use additional produce prior to the treatment to minimise side effects such as post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, therefore a consultation is strongly advised. Common contraindications will be discussed during the initial consultation.
What happens during a BPR and does it hurt?
The skin is thoroughly cleansed and prepared using the Obagi BPR Prep Solution, and then the peel is applied. It is common to experience some degree of heat or tingling during the Obagi treatment; however in most cases this will be mild. The peel is left on the skin for around 5-10 minutes. Next the practitioner removes the peel solution and applies a variety of moisturising creams and a high SPF. The full treatment lasts approximately 30 minutes.
How much does my skin flake?
This is a superficial peel that effects the top skin layer and the level of skin flaking varies. Some people using acid based skincare or Retinol products may peel more lightly than those who use exfoliating product less. Usually flaking occurs on day 3-4 post peel and lasts between 4-7 days.
How many treatments will I need?
An Obagi Blue Peel Radiance produces smoother brighter looking skin after one treatment. For best results it may be recommended to use 1 peel every 2-4 weeks for a total series of 4-6 peels.