Chemical Peel (TCA)

Mr Nishikawa uses the Obagi Blue Peel because it is highly effective for treating uneven pigmentation, blemishes, sun damage and acne scars.

The Obagi Blue Peel is a professionally-applied light to medium depth TCA (trichloracetic acid peel) containing a ‘blue’ carrier pigment which allows the physician to see where the chemical has been applied and ensure even distribution.

This chemical treatment exfoliates the outer layers of the damaged skin down to the dermis (the deeper layer of skin). It typically has a burning sensation that lasts for a few minutes after application, and the overall recovery time is between five to seven days, depending on the depth of the peel and results desired. Multiple treatments can be used.

More information on the Obagi Blue Peel® can be found on the Obagi website or by scheduling an appointment with an aesthetic nurse at The Westbourne Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) View all

How soon after a facelift can I have my face peel done?

A gentle peel can be done at the same time as a face lift. However, usually one should wait until 6 weeks has passed after a full facelift to consider having a facial peel.
Interestingly, some people confuse these two procedures: the chemical peel is done to improve the condition of the skin while the facelift is done to deal with the mechanics of the face. Great question!

Will the Blue Peel get rid of my freckles and dark brown spots on my face?

The Obagi Blue Peel can get rid of freckles and dark brown spots when used in conjunction with Obagi creams containg hydroquinones and Tretinoin

How often can I have the Obagi Blue Peel done?

The Obagi Blue Peel, a TCA peel, can be done every 6 months as part of a complete facial rejuvenation routine

Does a chemical peel hurt or burn?

Chemical peel can feel like burning or heat, but this is temporary and will subside. Not everyone has the same sensation.

What makes a good cosmetic surgeon?

This is a complex question in reality. Firstly a cosmetic surgeon must be a good doctor. Cosmetic surgery should be no different from any other form of healthcare delivery. To be a good cosmetic surgeon one should have had thorough training. Experience and judgement are the keys. Also an ability to have the emotional intelligence required to fully understand the needs and expectations of the patient and to make sure that there is no mismatch with what is possible.

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