Cosmetic surgeon Mark Youssef, from Unique Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica, California, performs an Obagi blue chemical peel on 32-year-old Kristina.
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Obagi Blue Chemical Peel Dr.Travis Stork: Welcome back! Today, we’re letting you know how to look, live and feel better right now. And who would have ever thought turning your face blue could be a good thing? Well, Dr. O is in our procedure room and he’s going to tell us why. Talk to us Drew. Dr. Drew Ordon: Blue in the face. Well, this is cool stuff today. We’re doing the Obagi Blue Peel. I'm here with Dr. Mark Youssef from Younique Cosmetic Surgery right here on Santa Monica, and a delightful young patient is with us today, Kristina. What has been bothering you about your face? Kristina: I have a lot of sun damage and this brown spots I think from -- Dr. Drew Ordon: So, you were one of those that love the sun. You went out there without that sunscreen? Kristina: Yeah, tanning, salon, normal thing. Dr. Drew Ordon: So Mark, if you can do it doctor, this is a challenge. Can you talk and work at the same time? Dr. Mark Youssef: Absolutely Drew. Dr. Drew Ordon: So, tell us what you’re doing doc? Dr. Mark Youssef: All right. Dr. Drew, what I'm doing is I'm applying this trichloroacetic acid peel. It's called the TCA Peel and it's mixed in with this Obagi blue dye. Typical chemical peels are clear but this chemical peel has a blue base to it, so it allows us to asses the evenness of the application and also, the depth of the penetration. So, as we add more layers, Kristina is going to look bluer. So, if you look in this area over here, you can see she has more sun damage, more brown spots. So, what we can do is actually take a drop more, put a darker layer on and you can actually already see that this area is going to have a deeper penetration for those brown spots. The blue dye will probably rinse off in about 24 to 48 hours. After the two days, we’ll go through about a five to six day peeling process and then on day seven or eight, all the skin will be peeled off. Her skin will look fantastic, her brown spots will be gone, her pores will be shrunk, her skin will be brighter and she’ll be very happy with the results. Dr. Travis Stork: Fantastic! Good luck Kristina. Thank you so very much. Now, our friend Dr. Karamanoukian actually did this peel just a few days ago on our guest Stephanie, let’s see how it worked for her. Stephanie: All right. It’s day one and I just got back from the Doctor’s office. My face feels really tight and dry. I'm starting to see some red squashy areas. It really feels like I'm waiting for the skin to start coming off. So, it’s day two. This morning when I woke up and I was washing my face, I felt like some skin kind of rolling, my face kind of looks much more blotchy. It just feels kind of like someone’s pulling my face really tight. Hi! So, it’s day three and I am definitely noticing some skin like just really slipping off especially in here and across my forehead and it's really super shiny. Each day progressively, it just feels tighter and tighter. I'm really excited. Dr. Travis Stork: Stephanie is here and how are you feeling? How did it worked for you? Stephanie: So far it’s so good. It's still right in around my mouth like the doctor was saying. It’s starting to feel really kind of dry and peeling. Dr. Jim Sears: You saw the blueness is gone. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Have it peeled yet? Stephanie: Yeah, it started to peel and there are some areas that do seem a bit red still and I think like what the doctor was saying is in within a week or two, the spots will start to -- Dr. Jim Sears: And another nice thing, you don’t look like you just had anything major peel done. Stephanie: No, I went right out. I was just you know -- Dr. Jim Sears: You know red and -- Dr. Lisa Masterson: I’ve had peels before and sometimes it even takes a couple weeks and all of a sudden, you look at yourself feeling like, “Well hey.” Dr. Travis Stork: Let’s look at you’re before picture because I want to show everyone how the skin has changed in just a few days. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Look a