Obagi skin peels & facials

If you’re looking for a treatment that will help you improve your overall complexion and give you firmer, smoother and brighter-looking skin after just one treatment, then why not treat yourself to an Obagi skin peel or facial?

We offer a choice of skin peels or facials using Obagi medical skincare products to give you a gentle but effective treatment that can significantly improve skin issues such as acne scarring, sun damage, and melasma (patches of darker pigmentation), as well as boosting your overall skin health. The Blue RADIANCE peel effectively exfoliates the uppermost damaged skin layers, leaving you with radiant skin.

FAQs

  • How does an Obagi skin peel work?

    Obagi’s RADIANCE blue peel is a salicylic acid-based peel that gently helps to reveal younger, healthier-looking skin one layer at a time.

    All chemical peels are acid-based and work by burning off the top layers of skin to encourage cell renewal and remove dull, lifeless cells. The higher the concentration of acid, the deeper the peel and the longer the downtime.

    The Obagi RADIANCE peel is in demand because it has a low concentration of salicylic acid and is designed to be used over a course of approximately six treatments without any of the downtime associated with deeper peels.

  • What is an Obagi facial?

    Obagi has created a range of medical skincare products that are available for in-office procedures only. These products have been specially customised for use after a thorough consultation and skin analysis. Sit back and relax as we give you a wonderful facial that will deep cleanse your pores, exfoliate and moisturise your skin to leave it looking revitalised and radiant.

  • What should I expect from an Obagi skin peel treatment?

    When you arrive for your treatment, we will cleanse your face and apply a protective barrier of gel to sensitive areas, such as the corners of your mouth and eyes. We will also apply eye patches to protect your eyelids. Once you are ready, we will apply the first layer of the peel.

    You may experience an intense feeling of heat and itching for about 30 seconds to a minute, but this sensation will subside quickly. A second layer of the peel is then applied and left on your skin for 10 minutes.

    At the end of the treatment, we will sponge the peel solution off your skin before applying a high factor sun block.

  • What should I expect from an Obgai facial?

    After an initial skin consultation to find out more about your skin and decide on the best Obagi facial products for your needs, we will cleanse your skin using an Obagi cleanse customised for your skin type and any skin issues you currently have.

    We will then apply an Obagi toner before applying Obagi Exfoderm® Forte to your entire face to remove dead skin cells and reveal the fresh cells underneath. Finally, we will gently massage your face using the Obagi Hydrate Facial Moisturiser, before applying Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 to help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

  • Is an Obagi skin peel or facial safe?

    Obagi skin care products include prescription-strength formulations and are available only through physicians, medical spas, and other skin care and medical professionals. In trained hands, these products have an excellent safety record; they are also FDA-approved.

    The blue dye used in Obagi’s blue peels lets the physician know what depth they’re at throughout the peeling process.

    Severe long-term side-effects from Obagi products are very rare. Short-term side effects can include redness, tightness and peeling of the skin but usually resolve quickly.

  • What do I need to do after Obagi treatment?

    You may find that your skin feels a little tight immediately after your treatment. You may also experience some localised reddening and light flaking, but a good quality moisturiser should resolve this.

    It’s not a good idea to have a skin peel before a holiday in the sun as the new skin exposed by the peel may be more prone to burning and sun damage.

  • Would an Obagi skin peel or facial be right for me?

    We recommend that you come into the Cotswold Face and Body Clinic for a free one-to-one consultation so that you can ask questions and get a clear understanding of how skin peels of different depths and types work, as well as how the Obagi facial products work. If you have a more severe skin problem, a different treatment may be more appropriate, but if you want to give your skin a boost, a RADIANCE skin peel or Obagi facial would be ideal.