When it comes to chemical peels and facial treatments, the Obagi Radiance Peel and the Obagi Blue Peel are both regarded as excellent treatments for a multitude of skin woes, including age spots, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars. Obagi has been a trusted name in professional skincare for several years, which is why many patients seek out these treatments by name.
However, it’s important to know the difference between Obagi Radiance Peel and Obagi Blue Peel, as each of these treatments are designed to treat a specific range of complexion woes and skin imperfections. At Song Plastic Surgery, in Irvine CA, we offer both the Obagi Radiance Peel and Obagi Blue Peel, and we want our patients to understand which one suits them better. That’s why we invite you to take a look at our FAQs about Obagi Radiance Peel and Obagi Blue Peel.
What is Obagi Radiance Peel? What is Obagi Blue Peel?
Both Obagi peels are used to treat a variety of skin woes that plague even the most perfect of complexions. The main difference between the two treatments is the main ingredient that produces the peeling effect. The Obagi Radiance Peel is primarily composed of salicylic acid, which is used to exfoliate the skin. The Obagi Blue Peel, on the other hand, uses trichloroacetic acid (TCA) for slow penetration, which produces results that are similar to traditional facial peels.
Which peel is right for me?
Each Obagi peel is made to minimize and even eliminate a number of skin problems, including scarring, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and sun damaged skin. However, it’s important to have a consultation with your skincare professional before undergoing a treatment, as you’ll want to understand the results you can expect from the treatment.
In general, the Obagi Radiance Peel is ideal for superficial skin troubles, such as scars and dull skin; the Obagi Blue Peel is strong enough to tackle age spots and hyperpigmentation.
What results should I expect from each treatment?
If you’re opting for the Obagi Radiance Peel, you should expect to experience some redness after your treatment. Expect to use a heavy moisturizer and sunscreen after your Obagi Radiance Peel. Because the Obagi Blue Peel resembles a traditional chemical peel, you should expect to see some redness and swelling within the first 12 hours, with facial peeling occurring after the first two to three days. Peeling typically lasts for 4-5 days.
To discover which Obagi Peel is ideal for your skin, visit Dr. Kyle Song at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California, also serving the greater Orange County area, or call (949) 701-4454.