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June 13, 2008

The Blue Peel Obagi

Posted in: Health,Uncategorized

A healthy skin is everybody’s dream. There are a lot of creams, lotions, treatments that are available to make the skin look young and healthy. Along with time there are newer methods that have been found out with wonderful results and one of the main focuses regarding skin health is the anti aging treatments that people are looking for. The treatments that provide anti aging are being what people are preferring over the simpler treatments. One of the newer treatments that have been introduced in the market is the Obagi Blue Peel and this peel treatment has been marketed on the TV channels and has gained huge popularity among the people who really want to have excellent results on their skin.

The Obagi Blue Peel is an invention of Dr. Obagi and that peel is being applied on the skin of the face and this peel is actually a blue green peel and has dyes in it too. The dyes make it possible to see as to what are the different areas of the skin where the dye has not been applied and that helps the dermatologists, the beauticians, doctors, as well as plastic surgeons who are applying it. The peel actually does not have any acid in it unless it is being added by the cosmetologist. The acid that is being added in the Obagi Blue Peels is the trichloroacetic acid, which is also known as TCA, which is being added in different strengths to the peel cream according analyzing the skin texture and sensitivity. The standard amount of acid that is being added in a strength of about 20-50% has much better and long lasting effects than in higher concentration, because in these concentrations the peel can be left on the skin for a significant amount of time without causing any damage to it.

Those of you who never had any peel treatments must have a question in mind as to what is the purpose of this peel and how it is going to have a positive effect on your skin. Well, the chemical skin peels are used to remove the top most layer of the skin and that is an extremely sophisticated process where the cosmetologist has to be trained as to how much amount of peel needs to be applied along with the potency of the chemicals added to it. When the top layer of the skin is removed, the new skin that is more young emerges from underneath. The top most layer of the skin is what wears and tears and thus causes uneven patches at places that are then replaced by the new skin from underneath. These peels remove the top most layer of the skin that is going through the wearing out phase and reveals out the new skin. Normally the chemical peels have varying degrees of chemical strength in them and they range from the glycolic acid to the TCA and the phenol skin peels, phenol peels are highly toxic and can remove much deeper layers of the skin.

Mostly the doctors and the cosmetologists and even the plastic surgeons use the TCA that is being added to the peels and this has gained a whole lot popularity and is used by millions of people throughout the world who are suffering from acne rosacea, wrinkles, spots on the skin, aging lines, the skin that is damaged by the sun etc. The TCA peels are also known to cause increased collagen production and results in bringing up a younger and fresh skin.

When you will go to have a session to get your skin treated with the Obagi Blue Peel, the cosmetologist, physician or plastic surgeon would pretreat your skin with alpha hydroxy and it is important to attain the best results. Another important thing to mention right here is that the Obagi Blue Peel cream is known to slow the activity of the TCA, which removes the excess oil with the help of a good soap or cleanser and that is why the pretreatment with the alpha hydroxy is needed. Then the Obagi Blue Peel is being applied in layers and it is being applied after the assessment as to what depth needs to be achieved to treat the skin problems. After the peel is being applied, pure TCA is then applied in sections. After the application of pure TCA, the skin will turn red or white and this indicates that it is done and needs to be neutralized and the neutralizer is pure water with ice and baking soda.

When the procedure is being done, it is really important that the healing solutions and creams are applied so that the bacterial infections can be prevented. There are a lot of expensive solutions and creams that are present in the market but it is best that you use the Neosporin cream that is pretty cheap and severs its purpose because it only costs about $3 whereas on the other hand the expensive creams can go above and beyond $100. Obagi Blue Peel is a costly treatment but the results are truly remarkable and is being recommended by a lot of cosmetologists and other professionals who treat individuals for their skin problems.


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