Chemical Peels

Bergen County, New Jersey

Obagi Blue Peel

Obagi Blue Peel is a mild chemical peel that works in conjunction with the Obagi Nu-Derm System to reverse the effects of aging, sun damage and other skin conditions and leave skin looking and feeling smooth, tight and fully restored. The Blue Peel treatment improves the appearance and health of your skin by removing dead skin cells and promoting the growth of new ones, leaving your skin brightened and revitalized.

Patients interested in an Obagi Blue Peel are advised to use the Obagi Nu-Derm System, a full line of skincare products that helps improve the skin's natural renewal process. It is recommended that patients use these products for at least six weeks before undergoing the Blue Peel procedure, which helps prevent hyperpigmentation from occurring after the peel and prepares the skin to achieve the most effective results.

Candidates for Blue Peel

Obagi Blue Peel can be used by nearly anybody, regardless of your skin color, type or age. This procedure is most commonly performed on the face, but can also be used to treat the neck, chest, hands, back, arms and legs. It is most effective for minimizing the appearance of pores, fading dark spots and softening fine lines and wrinkles. Obagi Blue Peel is not recommended for women who are pregnant.

How it Works

The Obagi Blue Peel uses Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), an active ingredient, combined with the patented Obagi Blue Base to peel off damaged skin layers and reveal a restored, youthful appearance. The procedure is performed in your doctor’s office and takes less than an hour to perform. The peel is applied to the targeted area, after which you may experience a slight burning sensation for a few minutes. After the procedure, your skin may hold a bluish tint for several hours, which will go away on its own.

The blue mixing base used in the Obagi Blue Peel helps retain more long-lasting, consistent results. Other chemical peels use clear solutions that may result in an excessive or uneven application, leading to unsatisfactory results. The Blue Peel procedure lets Dr. Ferraro control the precise depth of the peel based on your skin's individual needs and helps deliver the most effective results.


The recovery time for the Obagi Blue Peel is shorter than many other chemical peels. Patients can return to work and other regular activities immediately after the procedure, but are advised to avoid sun exposure and makeup until the skin is fully healed. Your skin may retain a bluish tint for the first few days and may then start to flake. You may experience swelling after the procedure as well. These side effects should stop within 10 days of the procedure.

After the skin finishes peeling, improvements to the skin and overall complexion should be immediately visible. The skin's appearance will continue to improve over the next four to six weeks before full results are present.

Patients may need to repeat the procedure several times depending on their skin condition in order to achieve the desired results. The Obagi Blue Peel can be repeated every four weeks.

Obagi Blue Peel is a safe, effective treatment for aging, damaged skin with little to no downtime. Talk to Dr. Ferraro today to find out if you can benefit from this procedure.

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