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Chemical Peels

chemical-peelsThe Nu-Derm System is a complete skincare regime which is physician prescribed and is also used as a pre treatment system to condition the skin in preparation for an Obagi Blue Peel. This prescription strength skincare system can help to transform your skin by penetrating below the surface of the skin (dermis) aiming to correct the damage at a deeper level, whilst also rejuvenating the top layer of the skin (epidermis).

The Nu-Derm System addresses damaged skin, helping to restore healthy cell function to promote new younger looking, healthier and refreshed skin. The Nu-Derm System is used at home to treat the following patient concerns:

  • Mild to severe sun damage
  • Fine lines
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Mild acne
  • Skin laxity
  • Uneven complexion
  • Dull skin

Daily exposure to UV light from the harmful rays of the sun and ageing cause the growth of healthy cells to slow down, with elastin and collagen levels also gradually breaking down. The Obagi Nu-Derm System aims to correct sun damage by pushing dead skin cells to the surface to be replaced by new fresh cells with a healthy glow.

Mr Juma provides a consultation to evaluate your specific skin care requirements, with ongoing care offered throughout your treatment. The Nu-Derm System can be tailored to meet your skin type and aims, there is no down time required whilst using the system and changes to the skin are expected to occur within one week of starting the Nu-Derm, due to the prescribed ingredients contained therein. After approximately four to eight weeks of using the Nu-Derm System, visible improvements to the skin may be observed, with the aim of achieving tighter, firmer, smoother, clearer and more evenly toned skin over the course of treatment.

This chemical peel is performed once the Obagi Nu-Derm System has been used on the skin as a pre treatment in preparation for the peel. The Obagi Blue Peel can be performed on the face, neck or chest and takes approximately thirty minutes to apply. The Obagi Blue Peel contains a low concentration of TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) incorporating a blue base which is specifically designed for slow penetration, allowing Mr Juma Consultant Plastic Surgeon to assess the appropriate depth required to eliminate the thin layers of damaged and aged surface skin.

Mr Juma provides an initial consultation to assess whether the Obagi Blue Peel is suitable for your individual requirements and goals and which depth of peel will be appropriate for you. Ongoing care is provided for the duration of your treatment.

The Obagi Blue Peel can be used to treat the following patient concerns:

  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles
  • Pigmentation
  • Uneven complexion
  • Blemishes
  • Aged looking skin

Immediately after the procedure you are likely to experience a burning sensation, which may last for several minutes and which can be cooled using a cold air stream. The skin normally remains a tinted blue colour for up to one day post treatment and the surface of the skin should start to peel after two or three days. This may continue for approximately seven to ten days, depending on the strength of peel. During this phase any normal activity should be limited and the application of any make up should be avoided until the skin is healed.

Once the skin peeling process is complete and the new skin layer is visible, there should be a noticeable improvement to the complexion, which should progress further over the next four to six weeks, aiming to reveal youthful, clearer, healthier and smooth looking skin.