The Blue Peel is a medium strength chemical peel which uses trichloroacetic acid (TCA). When used, the blue peel has been known to improve skin texture, add contour to the skin and create a more youthful looking skin.
Blue peels are currently used to treat
- fine lines
- acne scars
- fad brown or sun spots
- diminish pores
- smooth skin
Blue peel does not affect the deep creases and forehead wrinkles.
Safety of Blue Peels
Blue peel is infact a peeling agent and all peeling agents have the potential to cause a skin burn, excessive peeling and scar formation
It is highly recommended that all blue peels be used under the direction of a physicians.
The Blue peel has a safety valve to prevent excessive topical application of the agent on the skin.
The blue dye that is applied along with TCA helps the technician know how deep the chemical has penetrated. The color changing factor of the Blue Peel allows the technician to know when to remove the peel.
After Blue Peel Treatments
All individuals need at least 2-3 weeks to recover after a Blue peel treatment
After application of the blue peel you can resume normal activities
All individuals should avoid sun exposure after a blue peel application
The first 2-3 days after application of a blue peel, your skin will have a bluish tinge
Drying, flaking and peeling of the skin is usually evident after 4-5 days.
The peeling of the skin stops with in 7-9 days after receiving the peel.
The results of blue peel are not permanent and all individuals need repeat treatment to maintain the cosmetic effect.
Treatments have to be repeated 1-2 times a year
The cost of Blue peels is variable but on average cost anywhere from $400-600 per treatment
Other Peels that may act similar to TCA include concentrated glycolic acid, resorcinol and salicylic acid
Medium peels such as TCA are an inexpensive and highly effective way to optimize the look of your skin.
The major disadvantage of a Blue peel is the recovery time.
If one has time available to allow for recovery from the visible flaking of the skin, the results of a Blue Peel are decent and recommended.