Blog: Everything about Skin

Obagi Blue Peel

A Blue Peel, also known as Obagi Blue Peel, is a chemical facial peel and skin care system meant to rejuvenate facial skin.  In UK and Ireland, Blue Peels are often used to treat blemishes, facial lines, scars, uneven pigmentation, and acne. The Blue Peel uses a slow acting TCA chemical that enables your doctor to control the peel process and depth. Obagi Blue Skin Peel is a leading deep rejuvenation treatment which helps eliminate blemishes, acne scars, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and sun damage whilst increasing overall texture and tightness. A low concentration of Trichlororoacetic Acid is mixed with a special blue base to ensure an even, uniform distribution prior to application.  Obagi Blue Skin Peel allows the Doctor to regulate the depth of the peel to remove surface layers of aged and damaged skin.  These dead cells are replaced by healthier ones, allowing the skin's own clarity and tightness to resurface.  

 

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How to Perform a Glycolic Peel at Home

Glycolic peels are very popular right now in UK.  However, they are somehat pricy.  But did you know that they are very easy to do at home?  Right now you are probably wondering how to start doing your own glycolic acid chemical peels, but you are a little bit nervous about the process right? Should you start off with 25%, 50% or higher concentration? How often should you repeat the process? What should you do before and after the peel? Should you purchase a peeling solution or make or own? These are just some of the questions that you may be asking yourself right now.

 

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Alpha Hydroxy and Beta Hydroxy Acids 101

Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) is also known as "Carbolic Acid" and it derives from the "Hydroxyl Group" of acids. AHAs occur in natural ingredients, such as sugarcane, milk and fruits; and are known as exfoliating agents that aid in exfoliating the epidermis - the outermost layer of the skin.  Within exfoliating the epidermis skin area, AHAs are considered a "deep exfoliant" and they are known to accelerate the cell turnover (renewal) rate.  AHA chemical peels have oftentimes been called the "lunch hour peel," and superficial peel - because after the chemical peel procedure, the down time is usually between an hour; and within hours, the skin pH balance should be back to normal. Ultimately, within no more than 24 hours, the client should feel "back to normal" and should not have many side effects.  AHA peels can be applied every 3-4 weeks to maximize results (10-14 days minimum time period at least). Depending upon the client's skin condition, s/he may have a series of AHA peels (such as 4-6 peel sessions) within a few months to achieve desired results.

 

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How To Treat Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are scar tissue in the dermal layer of the skin that result from rapid growth or weight gain. As such, these lesions, which can be found crisscrossing the breasts, abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks and arms, occur in females and males, particularly as a result of adolescent growth spurts, pregnancy, obesity, rapid muscle growth (e.g., from weight lifting) and prolonged use of topical steroids. In these instances or periods of growth, collagen and elastin are not produced quickly enough to accommodate the expansion of other cutaneous layers, rendering the normally elastic dermis less flexible and manifesting in visible epidermal marks. Initially, these dermal alterations present as pink, red or purple lesions, known as striae rubra. The lesions, if untreated, become white (striae alba) and the texture of the lesion may change from swollen to flattened or moderately depressed. A high proportion of teenage girls as well as pregnant women are beset with striae distensae. Fortunately, the modern dermatologic armamentarium features various options to tackle this cosmetically stressful condition, including novel laser options for treating striae alba. In this discussion, I will briefly address the few available preventive measures before considering the topical as well as laser treatments for striae distensae 

 

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Peeling del Viso

Il peeling chimico è un trattamento medico che sfrutta l'azione esfoliante di alcune sostanze. Queste una volta applicate sulla pelle, rimuovono una parte sottile e superficiale della cute, stimolando il normale ricambio cellulare e la produzione di collagene ed elastina. Così facendo si ottiene un azione levigante, si conferisce maggior luminosità alla pelle, la quale dopo il trattamento appare più luminosa, liscia, levigata e con un colorito più uniforme.

 

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