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What are the risks associated with an Obagi Blue Peel?

Prior to treatment, many patients looking to have an Obagi Blue Peel will want to look into the potential risks and side effects as this is a deeply penetrating chemical peel. Common concerns about the Obagi Blue Peel include “how long will I stay blue after an Obagi Blue Peel?” and “is an Obagi blue peel safe?” and “what are the side effects of an Obagi Blue Peel?”.

An Obagi Blue Peel chemical peel is designed to accelerate the removal of old, dead skin cells at the surface of skin surface to promote new cell growth and accelerate rejuvenation. It offers a revolutionary way to effectively treat ageing skin, acne and other blemishes, reduce sun damage and hyper-pigmentation. The procedure can also help the skin to appear smoother, healthier, plumper and tighter.

Will the procedure hurt?

During the peel, patients may feel some discomfort or temporary burning but may take some pain relief medication beforehand to make the procedure more comfortable. A cooling pack or fan can also be used to relieve discomfort.

Some swelling may occur during the Obagi Blue Peel procedure, depending on the varying depths of the peel the patient may be having, due to the depth and level of the skin damage. Peeling and redness from the Obagi Blue Peel are similar to sunburn. Skin begins peeling after around three days, but should never be so severe it interferes too much with a patient’s lifestyle. Some patients might experience some itching and weeping of the skin, but should allow the skin to heel by itself and refrain from picking the skin. The skin is stained blue straight after the peel, but should gradually disappear and never last more than 72 hours. Complete healing should occur within around 10 days.

An Obagi Blue Peel should always be carried out by a fully trained and experienced practitioner.

For more information or to arrange a free consultation to discuss how an Obagi Blue Peel can help with pigmentation, sun damage or acne scarred skin, check out our
Chemical Peel Treatments page or alternatively get in touch with us.

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