What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a minimally invasive procedure that helps improve the appearance of skin. During the procedure your Doctor carefully applies combinations of powerful solutions to the face to remove dead skin cells. The solutions penetrate into the skin causing dead skin cells to peel off. The new skin is smoother and more refined-looking.
There are many types of chemical peel preparations, and the right preparation for you depends on your skin type and desired results. Light or superficial chemical peels usually consist of alpha and beta hydroxyl acids, such as glycolic, lactic or salicylic acid, that are combined to improve the skin’s appearance.
Peels – Blue Peel RADIANCE® by Obagi Medical:
Obagi’s Blue Peel RADIANCE is a physician-prescribed superficial chemical peel that can be used for a range of skin types. It’s main active ingredient is salicylic acid and it also contains lactic acid and glycolic acid.
It exfoliates and helps improve overall complexion, and can provide firmer, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just 1 peel. As it is a light or superficial peel, there is no great recovery time and no need to take time off work as there would be with deeper peels. Skin looks more glowing and bright after first use. A series of 4-6 peels at one month intervals provide best overall results.
Suitable for most skin types including acne, oily, dry & combination. It is not recommended for rosacea-prone skin or for those with aspirin allergy.