ZO Controlled Depth Peel
Dr. Zein Obagi, the inventor of the original Obagi Blue Peel, introduces the Controlled Depth Peel. ZO Controlled Depth Peel is a robust in-office peel that provides dermal and epidermal stimulation and stabilization for a faster recovery and excellent results. This peel utilizes a concentration of trichloracetic acid (TCA) buffered for different skin types, which allows physicians to precisely tailor treatment for a range of skin conditions.
Resurfacing Damaged Skin with TCA
TCA (trichloracetic acid) is a non-toxic chemical that is used by medical professionals to perform therapeutic skin peels. When TCA is applied to skin it causes surface skin cells to lift – and then peel off – over a period of several days to one week. When the surface skin peels away, it exposes a new layer of undamaged skin, which has a smoother texture and a more even skin tone.
ZO Controlled Depth Peel provides effective, long lasting skin health restoration for the following skin conditions:
- Brown spots, age spots and uneven pigmentation
- Leathery, sun-damaged skin
- Acne and related post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Fine lines and wrinkles
ZO Controlled Depth Peel Protocol
Dr. Obagi recommends strengthening and preparing the skin 4-6 prior to performing the ZO peel by using the ZO Hydroquinone or Non-Hydroquinone System. Use of the system will enhance results as well as accelerate healing.
Peel Preparation and Application
A blue, pH-balanced peel base guide is applied to the skin which allows a smooth application of TCA. This helps slow down the penetration and reduces skin irritation. TCA treatments must be applied in an even and continuous application over the entire treatment area with an effective visual guidance system. ZO custom-designed a pH-balanced peel base that complements the use of TCA. The ZO Controlled Depth Peel Base, when proportionally prepared with TCA, is a highly effective method to aid in systemic application guidance over the entire treatment area. Enriched with skin lipid supplements, skin redness modulators and antioxidants, this ZO base minimizes skin redness, replenishes skin barrier function, and minimizes newly exposed skin cells from post-peel damaging oxidative stress.
Blue Tint Removal
ZO Controlled Depth Peel Cleanser emulsifies and lifts most colorant staining and residue on the skin following application of the ZO Controlled Depth Peel Base. During the foaming action, an ultra-mild beta-hydroxy acid exfoliate deposits on skin for secondary removal of any remaining dead surface skin cells. In addition, vitamin B3-niacinamide penetrates the upper layers of the skin to help aid the skin’s natural cellular renewal processes that accelerate replenishment of new skin cells and help maintain healthy skin.
Once redness has subsided, new skin shows a dramatic reduction or reversal of prior conditions. Exposed skin is smoother and firmer with a more even skin tone and radiance.