Obagi Nu Derm Skin Care System

 

Excellent for:

  • Clearing brown marks and sallow skin
  • Improving fine lines and wrinkles
  • Clearing melasma
  • Smoothing moderate lines
  • Stabilizing rosacea and acne
  • Mild to moderately sun-damaged skin

 

Additional Obagi Blue Peel treatment is needed if:

  • This is pigmentation in the dermis
  • Skin laxity
  • Marked skin irregularities
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scarring

 

How long does it take to work?

  • 8-12 weeks: pigmentation clears, rosacea or acne is controlled
  • 9-12 months, improvement in fine to moderate lines, acne scarring and stretch marks.
  • 4 years: continued use leads to further improvement

 

Deterioration begins to be seen after 6-12 months if treatment is stopped

 

What is it?

It is a skin care regime devised by Dr Zein Obagi to enhance the penetration of two presciption-only medicated creams; tretinoin and hydroquinone, into the correct layer of the skin where they can act most effectively.

 

What are the medicines?

Tretinoin: this medicine is the active intra-cellular form of vitamin A which engages receptors on the cell's nucleus and stimulates the cell to use its own processes to heal itself.

Hydroquinone: This is the most effective pigment stabilising medicine so far discovered.

 

Why can't I use my own skin care regime with these medicines?

Because they will interfere with the penetration of tretinoin and hydroquinone.

 

Can I use make-up?

Yes, you can apply make-up over the products.

 

What are the side-effects?

Your skin will get a little red and flaky from time to time. The regime will be tailored to your individual skin to maximise the benefits while minimising the side-effects.

 

Why not use over-the-counter products instead?

Compared with the obvious improvements possible with Obagi Nu-Derm, over the counter products just do not work.