Beautiful, glowing skin can dramatically enhance your whole appearance and give you an important boost of self-confidence. That is why Sharon Mateja, D.D.S., is proud to provide a wide range of Obagi® skin care products. Each Obagi product is designed to address a specific skin concern. The innovative Obagi Blue Peel, available at our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, office is an effective way to address signs of aging, sun damage, and other skin irregularities.
When you come into our office, Dr. Mateja and her team can explain the various skin care products available and help you choose the type that is most appropriate for your skin type and cosmetic needs.
What Is Obagi Blue Peel?
Like other chemical peels, the Obagi Blue Peel causes the top layers of damaged skin to peel away, leaving smooth, undamaged skin at the surface. Although the Blue Peel is primarily designed for the face, you can also use it on your neck, chest, back, arms, legs, and hands. It is particularly effective in minimizing the appearance of
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars and other minor scarring
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone and texture
The primary ingredient in the Obagi Blue Peel is trichloroacetic acid. This acid can penetrate the skin more deeply than the acids used in other chemical peels, resulting in more dramatic rejuvenation.
Obagi Blue Peel Treatment
Prior to treatment at our Rancho Cucamonga office, Dr. Mateja may recommend a specific regimen to help prep your skin for the peel. During the peel itself, she will apply one to four layers of the Obagi product. The Blue Peel contains a blue pigment to ensure total coverage across the treatment area. In some cases, Dr. Mateja may provide a topical anesthetic prior to beginning the peel. The entire process should take about 30 minutes.
Blue Peel Recovery
Because the Obagi Blue Peel is a non-invasive process, side effects are minimal. Your top layer of skin will begin to slough off, revealing the fresh, unblemished skin beneath. Peeling may last for up to ten days. You may experience some minor inflammation and redness, which you can usually minimize with hydrocortisone cream. During this initial healing time, be sure to keep your face clean, avoid direct sunlight, and use sunscreen when you do go outside.
Most patients can return to work the next day, although some may choose to take time off or work from home if they are concerned about the look of peeling skin.
The Benefits of Obagi Blue Peel
The Obagi Blue Peel can give you much younger and fresher-looking skin. It can take years off of your appearance and help you feel much more self-assured. Additionally, the treatment is non-invasive, so there is very little downtime or side effects. Finally, the Blue Peel is well-tested and proven safe with negligible long-term risks.
Contact Us to Learn More About Our Skin Care Products
Learn more about the top-quality Obagi line of skin care products and find out if the Blue Peel is right for you. You can contact Dr. Mateja and her team online or call our Rancho Cucamonga office at (909) 989-5959.