Obagi Blue Peel Side Effects
Patients have reported incidents of hypo- and hyper-pigmentation (bleaching or darkening of the skin), as well as a longer-than-average persistence of blue pigmentation from the chemical solution. Peeling, scabbing and redness are to be expected.
Who shouldn't use it: Patients with tan to dark skin should not use the treatment. The Obagi peel is potent by nature and can cause burning and discoloration. Avoid if you have recently been treated with isotretinoin or topical radiation. Healing may be more difficult for skin that has been treated with lasers for hair removal (though this is speculated by physicians and remains unproven in a clinical setting). Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not get the Obagi blue peel.
Drawbacks: The Obagi blue peel can cause temporary skin discoloration. The skin can remain raw, blotchy, and scabby for up to 10 days.
Recovery Time For Obagi Blue Peel
Your skin will be raw, flaky and hypersensitive for a week to 10 days.
After care for Obagi blue peel: Sun exposure must be avoided at all costs until the skin heals.