As we age, our skin undergoes a number of changes. Fine lines and wrinkles start to appear, blemishes darken and become more noticeable, and the appearance of sun or age spots accelerate. These types of skin complaints can be effectively treated with a medium chemical peel, such as the Obagi Blue Peel, during an in-office procedure at Marina Dermatology. Chemical peels are popular treatment among our Marina Del Rey patients who seek an overall rejuvenation of their skin. For patients who desire a minimally invasive peel to treat fine lines, acne scars, uneven pigmentation, and other blemishes, we typically recommend the Obagi® Blue Peel. Obagi products enjoy a strong reputation among dermatologists thanks to the effective and safe results they provide.
Chemical peels are well-known and popular treatments in Los Angeles. While many skin care practitioners offer these treatment, we recommend that our patients undergo a chemical peel with a qualified skin doctor, such as our Dermatologist at Marina Dermatology. In doing so, you will know that your skin is in good hands and that your peel is being safely administered by a trained doctor. When a patient visits one of our LA offices seeking facial rejuvenation through a chemical peel, our Doctor will first examine your skin and review their medical history. He will then decide the type of chemical peel that is appropriate for that individual. The Obagi Blue Peel can be used on patients of all skin types and can address a number of concerns. If our Doctor feels this is the most appropriate solution for you, you may schedule your Obagi Blue Peel at one of our Los Angeles offices. Our Doctor will also help you understand how many peels will be required to achieve the results you desire.
An Obagi Blue Peel typically takes about 30 minutes to perform. First, our skin Doctor will apply the Obagi solution to your skin. The Obagi Blue Peel contains a unique blue dye that helps our Doctor monitor the absorption of the active ingredient by your skin. This ensures that your skin has absorbed the correct amount of the chemical to produce results without causing any damage. Most patients do not find the treatment to be very painful. Some report a stinging sensation, which will subside within a few minutes of the application of the peel. Our skin Doctor will be on hand to monitor your comfort throughout the treatment. After the treatment, you will be able to return home. We recommend that our patients take a few days off from work after their treatment. Your skin will have a blue-ish tint, which will gradually fade in the coming days. Most people prefer to remain at home during this time. Your skin is also likely to appear red, similar to a sunburn, for several days. You will experience peeling and redness for about 7 to 10 days following the peel application. Your skin may feel tender and you should avoid any harsh soaps or exfoliating materials during this time. After any chemical peel, it is critical that you avoid exposure to the sun while your skin is healing. You can expect to see the full results the Obagi Blue Peel in just four to six weeks.
Chemical peels are an appropriate solution for patients seeking to improve the tone and texture of their skin, while reducing the appearance of pigmentation spots, acne scars, and blemishes. A medium chemical peel cannot treat deep wrinkles or folds. For these complaints, our Doctor may recommend that you undergo a different treatment. Alternatively, he may suggest that you pair the Obagi Blue Peel with another cosmetic treatment. To learn more about how a chemical peel can help you achieve clearer, more radiant skin, please contact one of our Los Angeles offices today.