Obagi Blue Peel Information Hampshire UK

Good for:

  • Flat brown marks
  • Melasma
  • Slack facial skin without jowls
  • Uneven skin pigmentation
  • Acne scarring (repeated peels needed)

Poor for:

  • Surgical scars
  • Stretch marks

Only deep peels help acne scarring but they are risky and too painful to have without deep sedation or a general anaesthetic. Acne scarring requires a combined approach.. 


Which areas can it treat?

Mainly the face. But, with great care; the neck, chest or back of the hands as well.


What are the advantages of an Obagi Blue Peel?

The Obagi Blue Peel is a mid-depth TCA peel. Mid-depth TCA peels have been carried out for many years.

By adding a blue dye, Dr Obagi has made the peel safer and the results more reproducible.

Is the Obagi Blue Peel safe?

Yes it is, in experienced hands. 


Does treatment hurt?

There is an uncomfortable but tolerable stinging sensation that lasts for 3-4 minutes after each coat of peel is applied. People with an average thickness of skin will need two coats.


How should I prepare for treatment?

It is essential that the skin is pre-treated with Obagi Nu-Derm for at least six weeks before the peel.


How will I look immediately after treatment?

The skin will be red and swollen.


Is there any important aftercare?

Yes, meticulous aftercare is essential.

If you are treated at the Wessex Skin Clinic:

  • We will look after you in our Recovery Room until you are ready to go home.
  • You will be supplied with the aftercare creams and shown how to use them.


How soon after treatment will I notice an improvement?

You will notice an improvement in skin evenness and tone within three weeks, and skin slackness after two to four months.


How many treatments will I need?

Most people need one. People with more severe problems will need 2-3 Obagi Blue Peels.


How long does the improvement last?

The improvement will last for many years if you continue to use a maintenance program of  Obagi Nu-Derm.


What side-effects are there?


  • Temporary redness and swelling
  • Temporary dryness and flaking


  • Infection
  • Blisters and shallow ulcers
  • Uncommonly except in people with dark skin or melasma: a temporary increase or reduction in skin colour
  • Rarely: scarring or permanent changes in skin colour


Who shouldn't have an Obagi Blue Peel?

  • Women who are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • If you are prone to forming keloid scars.