Obagi Skincare

What Is The Obagi NU-DERM System?

Obagi NU-DERM Cream Program for Skin Health© Restoration delivers medically proven results and is available only through physicians' offices with professionals specially trained in the practice of Skin Health and Skin Fitness. The program was created by Dr. Zein Obagi, internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist.

Obagi NU-DERM Skin Treatment for correction and restoration is a comprehensive program used to treat skin problems on most areas of the body. It is effective in treating men and women of all ages and all types and colors of skin. Each patient receives a customized regime. The program is specifically designed to correct:

  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Unsightly blemishes
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Some fine wrinkles
  • Photo-aged skin
  • Outcomes due to acne
  • Age spots
  • Large pores

Obagi Blue Peel

What Is The Obagi Blue Peel?

The Obagi Blue Peel is a one- to four-step application of blue solution mixed with TCA (Thrichloroacetic Acid). These applications will lead to the removal of thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin. Layers of dead skin cells exfoliate and are replaced by healthier ones allowing the skin's own clarity and tightness to resurface.

Who Should Consider An Obagi Blue Peel?

Anyone who wants to look better and reverse the appearance of the aging process. Those who have blemish-prone skin, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, sun damage or general poor skin quality will benefit the most. If you are pregnant, please consult with your physician first.

How Is The Blue Peel Different From The Alpha Hydroxy Products Used By Doctors And Aestheticians Today?

The Blue Peel uses slow-acting TCA, instead of glycolic acid. This enables the physician to control the peel process and its depth. The process is tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected: wrinkles, scars, laxity or pigmentation problems.

Will The Obagi Blue Peel Procedure Damage My Skin?

No. Peeling the skin lightly in a controlled manner will not cause any damage to the skin. There are no internal toxic effects (TCA is not absorbed through the skin).

How Many Blue Peels Can Be Done?

Your doctor will determine how many peels are necessary to achieve the desired result. In most cases the procedures take 25 to 30 minutes.

What Can I Expect?

Depending upon the condition of your skin, one to four coats of the Obagi Blue Peel solution will be applied. Most people will not require sedation. If the Physician indicates sedation, you will need someone to drive you home. With the application of each coat, you will experience a mild burning sensation that lasts two to three minutes. The Physician may use an electric fan to minimize this sensation. A light bluish tint remains on your skin, but it will wash off in 12 to 24 hours. Your skin will begin to peel within two to three days and should be healed in seven to ten days. This peeling should not disrupt your regular lifestyle.

Can The Obagi Blue Peel Procedure Be Used To Treat Other Parts Of The Body?

Yes. The Obagi Blue Peel can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, back, arms and legs using the same technique as for the face.

Can I Do The Obagi Blue Peel Procedure Myself?

No, it is a medical procedure and must be performed by a Physician or a properly trained specialist working under a Physician's supervision.

How Often Should The Obagi Blue Peel Procedure Be Performed?

Obagi Blue Peel treatments can be performed at four-week intervals until the desired correction is achieved. Annual Blue Peels assist in the long-term maintenance of skin health and fitness. Deep scars and hyperpigmentation may need deeper peels or other treatment procedures.

Can I Apply Makeup After An Obagi Blue Peel?

Generally, makeup is not recommended for the first seven to ten days or until the skin has completely peeled.

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