The Obagi Skin Health Restoration System and the Blue Peel were designed and formulated by dermatologist Dr. Zein Elabdine Obagi and is a synergistic system which improves the health and appearance of your skin using products you can actually apply yourself in the privacy of your own home.
Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Leo Lapuerta and his staff at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas have been using Obagi with great success. The Obagi system can help get rid of freckles, hyperpigmentation from acne, burns, abrasions, cholasma or melasma. It also improves overall skin tone, reduce the number of acne breakouts you suffer, improve sun damage, pre-cancerous lesions and superficial wrinkles. With Obagi, the overall texture of your skin can be greatly improved, also.
What is the Obagi Blue Peel?
To get to the Obagi Blue Peel, you usually have to go through one cycle of Obagi Nu-Derm to prepare your skin. This will also help hyperpigmentations from forming from the peel. This peel is used in our office to correct fine lines, superficial scars, minimal laxity and pigmentation problems. It is performed in 1 to 4 steps and is for all skin types.
The solution is applied in 1 to 4 layers and left on the skin for 25-30 minutes. You may feel a very slight burning or stinging sensation as each layer is applied, which may last a couple minutes. Sometimes a fan will help ease this burning sensation. The blue tint will darken when the peel is complete, and the blue tinge to your skin may last a few days (this varies with each patient). You may want to prepare to take some time off work due to the blue tint to your face. The Obagi Blue Peel can be reapplied at 4-week intervals. Results will vary from patient to patient.
To learn more about the Obagi procedure and other treatments Dr. Lapuerta and his facial rejuvenation staff perform for both men and women, contact our facial plastic surgery office today to schedule your initial consultation.