WHAT IS THE BLUE PEEL?
The Blue Peel is an in-office procedure designed to improve the appearance and health of your skin.
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is a chemical capable of destroying the dead cells and superficial layers of the skin. The depth of the peel can be carefully fine-tuned by applying a combination of different strengths (15-20%) and the number of coats determined by the extent of skin damage. This chemical is usually mixed with a temporary blue dye. The dye greatly helps monitor the depth of the peel during the procedure to prevent any complications.
The Blue Peel effectively removes the thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin from the face or other parts of the body. These dead skin cells are replaced by newer and healthier ones, increasing clarity and tightness. It can even be performed on the neck, chest, hands, back, arms, legs, and on any skin type. Scarring is virtually nonexistent.
The Blue Peel is a quick, simple, and highly tolerable procedure that in most cases does not require sedation. Oral valium is sometimes given prior to the procedure. Application takes about 20 minutes, depending on the number of coats your doctor has determined is necessary to achieve your goals.
You will experience a burning sensation that lasts about 3-5 minutes. The residual dye will wash off in 12 to 24 hours. After the procedure, you will experience light swelling, and your skin will begin to peel within 2 to 3 days. This peeling will continue over the next several days and should be healed in an average of 7 to 10 days. Results can be seen immediately but skin condition will continue to improve for up to 6 weeks.
Chemical peels are popular procedures that enhance skin tone, texture, and help to eliminate other blemishes like wrinkles, acne, uneven pigmentation, and sun damage. By applying a chemical peel, you help to expedite the shedding of the outer layers of skin that are damaged. The result is a beautiful color, even tone, and smooth texture. Although patients notice improvements after one peel, it is often recommended to do a series of peels spaced a minimum of 4 weeks apart.
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids are the mildest peel formulas. These types of peels can provide smoother, brighter-looking skin for people who can’t spare the time to recover after a significant procedure.
Facial Peels and Skincare
A chemical peel is a popular procedure that helps to enhance your appearance and restore self-confidence. It is an excellent treatment for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. A chemical peel also is a good procedure best suited for patients with sun damaged, and discolored skin.