If you think you know chemical peels, think again: ZO Skin Health, the line of skin rejuvenation products developed by Dr. Zein Obagi, has elevated this skincare science to a whole new level. In particular, ZO Skin Health’s innovative Blue Peel, also known as a “controlled depth peel,” has brought increased precision and skin tightening benefits to this skincare staple.
The ZO Skin Health System: The Most Thorough Chemical Peel in Burlington
ZO Skin Health doesn’t begin and end with a peel. Instead, Dr. Obagi has used his decades of experience working as a dermatologist, skin health educator, and researcher to develop a comprehensive treatment protocol. The ZO Skin Health system makes use of a number of serums to prepare the skin for peeling and then replenish it afterwards. (These serums contain advanced ingredients you won’t find in any drugstore product, i.e., bio-engineered complexes containing antioxidant-rich plant stem cell components.) This approach ensures that the skin is not damaged despite the deep nature of this peel. Instead, the healing serums work to create a new layer of skin that is much softer, smoother, and firmer than the skin that was present prior to peeling. The ZO Skin Health Blue Peel is completed in a series of steps, as follows:
- The skin is conditioned for treatment. During the weeks leading up to the application of your Blue Peel, your skin will be strengthened with either the ZO hydroquinone or non-hydroquinone serum. These serums will help speed up healing and guarantee flawlessly even, radiant results.
- The Blue Peel is applied. The Blue Peel is a pH-balanced blue facial mask that has been designed to deliver a perfectly even, gradual application of trichloroacetic acid (TCA). This reduces irritation and the risk of uneven pigmentation after treatment. The mask is enriched with skin lipid supplements, skin redness modulators, and antioxidants in order to soothe and replenish the skin, minimizing healing time.
- The Blue Peel is removed via emulsification. In addition to removing any residual blue tint from the skin, this step ensures that dead skin cells and debris are completely cleansed from the pores. Vitamin B3 is then applied to the skin to expedite the skin’s natural renewal process.
- The patient is given healing serums to use at home. These healing serums will combat the side effects that are associated with chemical peeling, such as dryness, irritation, and redness. They also contain collagen-stimulating ingredients to help build a tighter, smoother, and more youthful layer of new skin.
What Can the Blue Peel Treat?
The ZO Skin Health Blue Peel is a deep chemical peel. It’s intended to treat stubborn skin problems like scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, extensive texture damage (e.g., leathery, rough skin), and advanced melasma—issues that are too challenging for mild chemical peels to tackle. The Blue Peel can also be used to treat acne and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
What Should I Expect After Having a Blue Peel?
Like most deep chemical peels, the ZO Skin Health Blue Peel requires about two weeks of healing time. While you won’t have to rest during this time, you will want to book at least one week off of work, as your face will feel sore and tight. Making facial expressions will probably cause you discomfort while you’re in the early stages of healing. You can also expect to experience some degree of redness, mild swelling, dryness, scabbing, and skin irritation, but these symptoms can be controlled with the specialized healing serums you will be given. Your skin will start peeling within three days to one week after treatment, leaving a smooth, glowing layer of new skin in its place.
For two to three weeks after having this chemical peel, you will need to be extremely careful to avoid exposing treated skin to sunlight. Stay indoors as much as you can, and protect your face with sunscreen and a broad-brimmed hat whenever you do have to venture outdoors.
Booking a ZO Skin Health Blue Peel Consultation in Burlington
Don’t be misled by knockoff products—the ZO Skin Health Blue Peel is not available in stores or online. The complex nature of this treatment means that it requires professional supervision. The only way to get a genuine Blue Peel is to visit The Grace Clinic in Toronto; we offer this revolutionary skincare system in our professional medical facility, guaranteeing our patients optimal comfort and safety.