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Mr Jeya Prakash M.S. F.R.C.S.(Ed) 94 Harley Street London W1G 7HX
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Obagi Blue Peel

1. What is Obagi blue peel?

2. Indications & Contraindications

3. Special Instructions

4. Procedures

5. Recovery and Possible Risks

6. Results -  Limitations and Logevity


What is Obagi blue peel?

The Obagi Blue Peel is a fast way to dramatically improve the appearance and health of your skin. It effectively removes layers of aged and damaged skin and replaces dead skin cells with healthier ones. This allows the skins own clarity and tightness to resurface.

Unlike common alpha-hydroxy peels or other superficial procedures, allows the skin care professional to precisely control the peel in order to tailor the process to your skin’s specific needs. The Obagi Blue Peel uses Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) as the active ingredient mixed with the patented Blue Base from Obagi. The Obagi Blue Peel is applied based on the level of damage and the desired level of improvement.

The Obagi Blue Peel is effective for most skin colors and thickness’; for many conditions including laxity, wrinkles, brown spots/age spots, large pores and acne.


  • Quick Recovery    
  • Day Procedure (no anesthetic required)

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Indications & Contraindications


  • Skin hyperpigmentation
  • Acne marks
  • Poor quality, sun damaged skin
  • Mild to moderate (static) fine lines on the skin


  • Active acne
  • Very sensitive skin
  • Very oily skin prone to pigmentation
  • Active viral infections (Herpes Simplex)

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Special Instructions

The procedure for and use of TCA can only be performed by a Physician or if permitted by law, a properly trained specialist working under a Physician’s supervision. Proper medical knowledge is essential to the performance of any TCA peel.

Patients should use the Obagi Nu-Derm system for at least 6 to 12 weeks before having a Blue Peel, and then continue using the Nu-Derm system after the procedure to reduce the side effects and maintain the results.

Areas of application

Obagi Blue peel can also be used on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms and legs.

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The Obagi Blue Peel procedure takes about 30 minutes. It is usually performed at the surgeon’s clinic and does not require sedation. Your skin professional will apply the Blue Peel typically to your face and neck. A mild burning sensation will occur that generally lasts only a few minutes. Then you may experience a bluish tint to your skin that usually washes off in 12 to 24 hours. Your skin professional will advise you on how many peels are needed to give you the desired result.

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Recovery and Possible Risks

Depending on the strength and depth of treatment,  following the procedure, you will experience light swelling. Within two to three days, your skin will begin to peel. This peeling continues over the next several days. By the seventh to tenth day, your skin should be healed.

Once your skin has completely recovered and is finished peeling, you will notice a visible improvement in your complexion. Your skin's appearance should continue to improve for the next four to six weeks, becoming firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier and more youthful looking.

Maximum results can be accessed at the end of 6 months. Repeat procedure may be necessary depending on the degree of improvement required and the patient’s expectation.

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Results -  Limitations and Longevity


  • Cannot treat excessive skin laxity (requires facelift)
  • Cannot treat expression lines – dynamic wrinkles (requires Botox)
  • Mild to moderate improvement only for severely sun damaged skin (skin resurfacing lasers required for further improvement)


The results of the procedure are not permanent and are subject to natural, environmental and life style factors. Complementing the procedure results with continued use of Obagi Nu-Derm system and good diet and life style factors, will help prolong the results of the procedure.

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