Obagi Blue Peel

Obagi Blue Peel

What is it?

The Obagi Blue Peel is used in conjunction with the Nu-Derm System to enhance and potentiate the anti-ageing effects on the skin. It utilises TCA (trichloroacetic acid) mixed with a non-ionic blue glycerin base that allows precise depth control.

Who needs an Obagi Blue Peel?

Common indications for Obagi Blue Peel:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Epidermal and dermal pigmentation problems
  • Superficial acne scarring
  • Large pores and comedones (white-heads)
  • Solar keratoses
  • Skin laxity and uneven texture

Whats involved from start to finish of the treatment and when do I expect to see results?

  • Patient should have completed at least 6 weeks Nu-Derm System
  • Informed consent with pre-treatment photography
  • Mild analgesia (eg. paracetamol / ibuprofen) – no sedation required
  • TCA mixed with Obagi Blue Peel base (total volume 4-6ml)
  • 1-2 coats applied (5-10 applications)
  • Comfort achieved using cooled air jet
  • Procedure takes 30-60 minutes to complete
  • Blue colour will persist on skin until peeling complete
  • Peeling begins at day 2-3 and completes by day 10-14
  • Results noticeable by 6 weeks


  • Allow skin to peel naturally – DO NOT pick or pull skin fragments
  • Apply Obagi Action or Comfort Gel to tight, dry or itchy skin
  • Try cold compress for swelling and inflammation
  • Simple analgesia is recommended initially
  • Make up may be applied to new skin after 7 days
  • Avoid sun exposure without SPF > 35 for at least 6 weeks
  • Resume Obagi Nu-Derm maintenance once peeling complete

Possible side effects

  • Redness and swelling is COMMON
  • Skin infections are LESS COMMON – readily treated with antibiotics
  • Post peel eruption of cold sores are RARE – treated with Zovirax
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is RARE– treatable with Hydroquinone cream
  • Scarring is VERY RARE

How much does it cost?

Obagi Blue Peel Prices Start from £350 & Range to £650 depending on the strength peel required.

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