Obagi - Skin Care Treatment
How does the Obagi Nu- Derm System work
Skin ageing is a natural development, however being exposed to ageing UV rays can advance the visible signs or ageing reducing the skin’s regenerative capability.
Obagi’s highly-efficient skincare Nu-Derm System, is successful as its products penetrate deep into the skin’s layers and target cells directly to improve the visible signs of skin damage such as fine lines and wrinkles and acne scarring. The treatment helps improve your skin’s ability to hold moisture and its resilience to outside influences.
Am I eligible?
The best way to find out if you are an appropriate candidate for the Obagi Nu-Derm treatment is to book an initial consultation with Dr. Ioannides.
What is Obagi skin care treatment?
Obagi Nu-Derm System is the world’s leading prescription-strength skincare treatment. This leading skin care treatment is used to improve and revitalise skin making it appear brighter, younger and clearer. There is a wide range of skincare products for all skin types. This is a home care system designed to clinically give you noticeable results on your skin. This is a prescription skincare regime, prescribed by Dr. Ioannides. The initial step will require an in-depth consultation and two subsequent follow up sessions.
What conditions can Obagi help?
Obagi can help patients with a number of conditions such as acne scarring, rosacea or mild skin issues, age spots, loss of elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles.
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance
What is the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is a superficial chemical peel that is appropriate for all skin types, which exfoliates the skin. It’s quick, easy and amazing! It can be used as a stand-alone chemical peel and it can also be used when patients are starting or undergoing the Obagi Nu-derm, Clenziderm or Obagi C–rx skin care system, to optimise the results.
As with most peels, it contains Salicylic Acid. It also has a blend of lactic and glycolic acids and it has extra calming agents like Willow Bark and Licorice Root, to help soothe your skin. Because of these extra additives to help soothe your skin the peel is ideal for people with sensitive skin.
The Obagi Blue Peel Radiance will:
- Improve your overall skin complexion
- Help hyperpigmentation
- Heal Photodamaged skin
- Provide Superficial Exfoliation, with no downtime
- After just one peel your skin will be brighter, tighter, and smoother
- 4-6 peels at 2 weekly intervals for optimal results
Results and Patient Experience May Vary
How is the Blue Peel Radiance different from other peels?
The Blue Peel Radiance is different because it gives us much more control on the depth of the skin we are treating. By selecting the number of layers to apply to your skin, we can accurately tailor the chemical peel process to your skin’s individual needs. The Peel also gives us flexibility in treating various parts of your body including the face, neck, chest, hands, back, arms, and legs.
How does the Obagi blue peel work?
After cleaning your skin with our special Blue Peel Prep Solution our doctor will then apply the Blue Peel typically to your face and neck. A mild burning sensation will occur that generally lasts only a few minutes. Then you may experience a bluish tint to your skin that usually washes off in 12 to 24 hours. The procedure takes about 20 minutes and does not require sedation. Our Dr will advise you on how many peels are needed to give you the best result.
The Blue Peel works by forcing your dead skin cells up to the surface where they are then shed. At the same time it stimulates collagen production underneath your skin. The special ingredients of the peel, which include salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acids work to clean out your pores and refresh your skin cells.
What to expect after your peel?
Depending on the strength and depth of the peel, you will experience light swelling and redness following the procedure. Within 2 to 3 days, your skin will begin to peel. This peeling continues over the next several days. The peeling is mild in nature and there is no downtime from it. By Days 7 to 10, your skin should be healed.
After a treatment with Blue Peel RADIANCE, you will need to care for your skin to maximise and maintain results. The single most important thing to remember after any chemical peel is to wear non-chemical sun protection (SPF 50) at all times.
How many peels do I need?
Though results can be seen with a single Blue Peel Radiance treatment, optimal results are usually achieved with a series of 4-6 peels. Each peel can be repeated as often as every two weeks, if necessary for damaged skin.
How badly will I peel?
The skin peeling associated with the Blue Peel Radiance is a very light one. Peeling usually starts around days 2-3 after your peel. By days 7 to 10, your skin should be healed.