TCA 20 - 30% and Obagi Blue Peels are an in-office procedures designed to significantly improve the appearance and health of your skin. Using a low concentration of the chemical trichloroacetic acid (TCA) mixed with a special blue base to slow penetration, the Obagi Blue Peel allows your practitioner to monitor the appropriate depth to effectively remove the thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin from the face or other pats of the body. These dead skin cells are replaced by healthier ones, allowing the skin's own clarity and tightness to resurface.
Application of the TCA Peel takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on the number of coats your practitioner has determined are necessary to achieve your goals. You will experience a burning sensation that lasts two to three minutes (you may use an electric fan to minimize this sensation). Immediately after the procedure, a whote or bluish tint (depending on the formula) remains on your skin, which will usually wash off in 12-24 hours. Our Medical Aesthetician can explain the process to you in great detail during your consultation.
How long is the recovery period?
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.