Revive Your Skin's Radiance with Obagi Blue Peel Radiance

Dr Nick Webster, Dentist BSc, BDS
11 Jan 2022
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In the heart of Exeter, within the historic Exeter Castle, lies Aesthetica Medical Spa – a clinic led by experienced doctors and dentists, dedicated to enhancing your natural beauty. Today, we're diving into the world of chemical peels specifically the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance. This advanced skincare treatment offers an opportunity to renew and rejuvenate your skin, and at Aesthetica, we're excited to bring this transformative experience to our valued clients. In this blog post, we'll explore the world of chemical peels, focusing on the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance. We'll discuss the different types of chemical peels, their risks and benefits, the science behind the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance, active ingredients, treatment and post-treatment advice, the number of treatments required, the ideal candidates, what concerns it can address, the longevity of results, and maintenance tips.

Understanding Chemical Peels:

Chemical peels are popular non-surgical procedures designed to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. They work by applying a chemical solution to the skin's surface, which exfoliates damaged and dead skin cells, revealing fresh, healthier skin underneath. There are various types of chemical peels, each tailored to different skin concerns and depths of treatment.

Types of Chemical Peels:

1. Superficial Peels: These peels target the outermost layer of skin and are ideal for mild skin issues like fine lines,

uneven skin tone, and acne.

2. Medium Peels: These penetrate deeper into the skin, addressing moderate skin imperfections like age spots,wrinkles, and freckles.

3. Deep Peels: The deepest and most intense type, they tackle severe skin issues such as deep wrinkles, scars, andsignificant sun damage.

The Obagi Blue Peel Radiance:

The Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is a superficial to medium-depth chemical peel that falls between superficial and deeppeels. This treatment uses a blend of active ingredients to exfoliate and revitalise the skin, leaving it smoother and moreradiant.

Active Ingredients:
The Obagi Blue Peel Radiance combines salicylic acid, lactic acid, and glycolic acid. These ingredients work synergistically to remove dead skin cells, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and promote a brighter complexion.

The Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is a medium-depth chemical peel that employs a combination of active ingredients to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. To understand how this treatment works on a physiological level, let's break down the key components and their effects:

- Salicylic Acid: This beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) is oil-soluble and has the ability to penetrate into the pores. It exfoliatesthe skin by dissolving sebum and dead skin cells, making it effective for treating acne and improving skin texture.

- Lactic Acid: As an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), lactic acid works on the skin's surface, effectively exfoliating dead skin cells, promoting a more even skin tone, and enhancing skin hydration.

- Glycolic Acid: Another AHA, glycolic acid exfoliates the skin's uppermost layer, helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, and promote a brighter complexion.

1. Exfoliation: When the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is applied to the skin, the active ingredients work together to break down the bonds between dead or damaged skin cells. This exfoliation process effectively removes the outermost layer of the epidermis, where many skin imperfections, fine lines, and uneven pigmentation reside.

2. Collagen Stimulation: The exfoliation triggered by the peel also stimulates the production of collagen, a vital protein in the skin that contributes to its firmness and elasticity. Increased collagen production can lead to a smoother, more youthful complexion.

3. Improved Skin Texture and Tone: As the outer layer of skin is removed, newer, healthier skin cells are revealed. This results in a significant improvementin skin texture, tone, and overall appearance.

4. Reduced Skin Imperfections: The exfoliation process helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, mild acne scars, and unevenpigmentation. It can also help control acne by unclogging pores and reducing sebum production.

5. Skin Hydration: By removing the top layer of dead skin cells, the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance allows the skin to better absorb and retainmoisture. This contributes to a more hydrated and youthful complexion.

6. Downtime and Recovery: After the treatment, the skin may appear red or slightly swollen, which usually subsides within a few hours. Over thefollowing days, the old skin layer will peel off, revealing fresher, rejuvenated skin beneath.

Treatment and Post-Treatment Advice: Before the procedure, your clinician will cleanse your skin. Then, the peel solution is applied, and you may experience aslight tingling sensation. After a few minutes, we may do a second pass and leave for a further 10 minutes, the solutionis then neutralised and removed. You might notice some redness, which typically subsides within a few hours.

Post-treatment advice includes:

- Avoiding direct sun exposure.
- Using recommended Obagi Medical skincare products to enhance and prolong the results.
- Moisturizing and hydrating your skin.
- Applying sunscreen daily.
- Do not use retinol or acid products for 3 days before and after treatment. This is to prevent post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Number of Treatments:

The number of treatments needed can vary, but most individuals see significant improvements after just one Obagi BluePeel Radiance session. Your clinician will advise on a personalised treatment plan. Often a course of 3-6 peel is advised,once per month.

Ideal Candidates and Concerns Addressed:

Ideal candidates for the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance are individuals looking to improve the appearance of:

- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Dull complexion
- Mild to moderate acne scars

- Active Acne

- Sun damage

Longevity of Results and Maintenance:

Results from the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance typically last for several months. To maintain your rejuvenated skin, it'srecommended to follow a customized skincare routine and consider periodic touch-up treatments.


At Aesthetica Medical Spa in Exeter, Devon, UK, we're proud to offer the transformative Obagi Blue Peel Radiancetreatment to our clients. This medium-depth chemical peel can help you rediscover your skin's radiance by addressingvarious skin concerns. Whether you're dealing with fine lines, uneven skin tone, or acne scars, this treatment can provideremarkable results. Contact us to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward healthier, more vibrant skin.With the right care and maintenance, the radiant results of the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance can be yours to enjoy for anextended period.

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