What is Blue Peel RADIANCE?
Blue Peel RADIANCE is an addition to the Obagi medical range. It contains a unique blend of Salicylic, Glycolic and Lactic acid to provide a gentle but effective peel, resulting in tighter, smoother, brighter looking skin immediately after just one use. Salicylic acid based peels are used to improve patient outcomes for a range of skin conditions, including acne, photodamage and melasma. Blue Peel RADIANCE effectively exfoliates the uppermost damaged skin layers, leaving your skin fresh, renewed and radiant. The Radiance Peel is 2.7ph and 20% Salicylic with a blend of 2% Lactic acid and 2% Glycolic acid.
What results can I expect?
Obagi Blue Peel RADIANCE can improve your skins look, texture, and feel in a matter of minutes. Superficial exfoliation, with little to no downtime. Provides instant radiance, tighter, smoother, brighter looking skin after just 1 treatment although a series of 4 to 6 peels provides best overall results. It is particularly effective, in the treatment of photo damage, and results in an overall improvement in the texture and tone. It may also be beneficial in the treatment of darker skin pigmentary changes.
What does the procedure involve?
A test application of the peel solution must be applied on a small area of the skin at a consultation before arranging to have a treatment.
At the procedure, the skin will be thoroughly cleansed. The lips and corners of the eyes and nose are then covered with a small amount of petroleum jelly to protect the sensitive areas. A piece of gauzes then placed over each eye if required.
The Blue Peel Radiance Prep Solution is then applied to clean, dry skin, and the skin is left to dry completely.
The first layer of Blue Peel Radiance is applied in order to achieve even results. You may experience mild tingling for the duration of the application. This is normal. For a very light peel, only 1 layer of product is applied. For incremental desquamation of the stratum corneum, up to 2 layers are applied. If, after waiting 30-60 seconds, the skin has tolerated the first layer, a second application is applied in the same pattern. If significant reactions (strong burning or stinging, significant discomfort, erythema) arise and do not subside after 3-5 minutes, a second layer of the peel is not applied.
The peel remains on the skin for up to 10-12 minutes after application of the first layer. The peel is then removed by applying Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser with a sponge or gauze and then rinsing with water.
A non-chemical sunscreen is then applied to the patient’s skin.
How do I prepare my skin prior to the peel?
Patients should avoid the use of the following products and procedures on the area to be treated for 5-7 days prior to the peel:
Laser Hair Removal
Waxing or depilatory creams
Certain products may increase skin sensitivity and/or cause a stronger reaction to the peel, avoid the use of the following products for the 3 days prior to the peel:
Topical retinoids and tretinoin (including Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Refissa)
Other topical acids or exfoliants that may be drying or irritating to the skin (such as alpha hydroxyl acids [AHAs], beta hydroxyl acids [BHAs], exfoliating masks, retinol, benzoyl peroxide)
CAUTION: Patients who have recently had any medical aesthetic facial treatments or procedures (laser, microdermabrasion, etc) should wait until all sensitivity has subsided.
How do I care for my skin post peel?
Mild peeling and redness is normal.
Our Obagi Ambassador will advise you when to return to your normal skincare regime (usually 5-7 days after application of Blue Peel RADIANCE)
Use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 at all times, especially for the week post-peel and avoid direct sun exposure.
Treat the skin gently
Do NOT exfoliate or pick at peeling skin
Do NOT wax or use any form of hair removal during the peeling stage
Avoid AHAs & BHAs, retinoids, facial products containing fragrance for 1-week post peel
Hydrate or Hydrate Luxe to be used as a moisturise.
Common contraindications include
Active cold sores, herpes simplex or warts in the area to be treated
Wounded, sunburned or excessively sensitive skin with the application area
Currently pregnant or breastfeeding
Dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea within peel area
Roaccutane use within 6-12 months prior the peel application
History of radiation therapy in the application area
Allergy to salicylates
What side effect may I experience with the peel?
Common side effects include:
Very Rare side effects include:
Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)
How often should I have an Obagi Radiance Peel?
For best results, a peel is recommended every 2-4 weeks, for a total series of 4-6 peels.
If I use Nu-Derm, can I still have the peel?
Not in the first 6 weeks (Reactive Phase).
After this, you can have a peel but you must stop the use of Exfoderm, Tretinoin/Blend 3 days’ prior.
If I use CR-x, can I have the peel?
Yes, but stop the use of Exfoliating day lotion 3 days prior to the peel due to the Glycolic and Lactic acid content.
What if I am using the CLENZIderm M.D System?
You can have a Blue Peel RADIANCE peel when using CLENZIderm.
Simply stop the use of “active” products 3 days prior to the peel. This includes all 3 products in the system. The normal protocol can resume 48 hours after application if your skin can tolerate it.
A consultation is required with Natasha or Anna before treatment.