Obagi blue peels
every womans list of desired skin treatments. They have received
tons of publicity in recent years for their skin rejuvenation
abilities and top doctors and plastic surgeons from coast to coast
have made it a mainstay of their anti aging skin care programs.
Below we will
discuss the positive results one can expect from a Obagi Blue Peel
and the limitations that are also inherent with the Obagi Blue Peel.
The Obagi Blue Peel was invented
by Dr. Obagi to be an indicator that would tell the doctors
where it has been applied and where it hasnít. It was also to be
formulated as a weaker peel than a straight TCA peel so it would
basically self neutralize and make it a very simple procedure.
That is where the peel got its name, it has a blue cream mixture
that basically dyes the face and thusly indicates where it has
and has not been applied. Patients are told to expect this green
or blue color on their face for the next few days until it peels
off and reveals fresh, more youthful skin.
The Obagi Blue Peel is actually
a cream that has no active ingredients other than the dye. It is
mixed by the doctor or plastic surgeon with the desired
concentration of trichloroacetic acid (which is obtained
separately). The trichloroacetic acid or TCA becomes the actual
active ingredient that gives a mild to medium chemical burn in
the first several layers of skin.
The TCA breaks and disrupts
cellular bonds and results in peeling of the skin and a fresh,
more youthful skin. TCA treats many skin problems or conditions
usually associated with aging skin like wrinkles, sun spots,
freckles, etc. It is interesting to also note that TCA has been
found to be one of the most effective anti acne treatments known
The Obagi Blue Peel has two
slight limitations or inconveniences, though. Many people do not
want to look green like a frog for several days as it is so
severe a coloring that it cannot possibly be covered up with
makeup. The other is that it tends to be weaker than a straight
TCA peel and requires several applications to usually equal the
results of one straight TCA peel.
Now, it is important to note
that a straight TCA peel does not have an indicator like dye,
but it does have the ability to redden or white out on most skin
types. This indicates that it has penetrated deep enough for a
good peel and then needs to be neutralized.
The straight TCA Peel is
currently used and favored by thousands of medical doctors,
dermatologists and plastic surgeons for its ability to produce
desired results in less than half the time of an Obagi Blue
Peel. It also usually produces more profound results and
requires fewer if any subsequent treatments.
The Obagi Blue Peel
is a good skin peel and does produce good results, but the
straight TCA peel works quicker, is usually stronger and has
better and longer lasting results making it the ultimate skin
peel for any anti aging skin care regimen.
David Maillie is a
chemist with over 12 years experience in
biochemical research and clynical analysis. For
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