What is OBAGI NU-DERM
The Obagi Nu-Derm System is a prescription only skin care system, which accelerates skin cell turnover. The system penetrates deep to improve damage in all layers of the skin. It optimises functions of the skin at the cellular level to help it look and act younger and healthier.
Nu-Derm is ideal if you have:
- Age spots
- Rough skin
- Skin laxity (loss of elasticity)
- Erythema (redness)
- Sallowness (yellowish complexion)
- Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)
The products in each Obagi System are specifically designed to work together. When used as a system, the formulas combine to effectively balance the pH level and penetrate ingredients to the layers of the skin revealing superior results.
NORMAL TO DRY SYSTEM
Complete skin care system specially formulated for normal to dry skin to help transform the appearance of aging skin.
Obagi Nu-Derm products to help complement or enhance your results.
NORMAL TO OILY SYSTEM
Complete skin care system specially formulated for normal to oily skin that is clinically proven to transform the appearance of aging skin. Valid prescription required
What will happen during my treatment journey?
You may experience several phases of Transformation. In the first phase, “Out With The Old”, the System accelerates dead cell exfoliation, so expect flaking and peeling, revealing fresher, smoother skin. In the second phase, “In With The New”, your skin will begin to build tolerance to peeling and flaking. During that time the System is working at the cellular level to continually transform skin cells. In the third phase, “Healthy Glow”, histologically, collagen and elastin are increasing production and skin will feel supple and resilient. Uneven color and pigmentation begin to even out. In the fourth phase, “The New You”, you keep your skin looking and acting younger and healthier.
‘Out with the old’
(FIRST 6 WEEKS)
In this initial phase, the damaged top layer of skin is replaced by a new layer of fresh, healthy skin cells.
This process takes approximately 6 weeks. During this phase, you can expect to experience one or more of these symptoms:
-Freckles, age spots and dark patches begin to fade
-Exfoliation and flaking
-Redness and dryness
-Wrinkles and acne may worsen temporarily
‘In with the new’
Ongoing significant improvements in your skin as stimulation continues.
New skin cells continue arriving at the surface and collagen and elastin production increases. You will notice:
-Wrinkles begin to reduce
-Tightening of pores
-Improved lightening of freckles, age spots and pigmentation
-Subsiding redness and flaking
During this phase, people will start to notice and comment that your skin looks younger and healthier.
Your skin is behaving in a more organized way:
-Firmer and more resilient
-Even tone and pigmentation
-Smooth, hydrated and glowing
‘The New You’
(18 WEEKS ONWARDS)
You have transformed your skin, which looks and functions healthier and younger.
It is important to continue with a maintenance protocol to:
-Maintain healthy young looking skin
-Prevent future damage
-Optimise anti-ageing effect
WHY ARE THE OBAGI SYSTEM PRODUCTS SOLD EXCLUSIVELY FROM PHYSICIANS?
Can the products be purchased on the internet?Obagi System skin care products are prescription strength formulations regulated by the FDA + MHRA and can only be sold with a prescription through a physician, such as a Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon. Obagi System does not endorse purchasing prescription products from the internet without a written prescription.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE OBAGI SYSTEM PRODUCTS AND THE PRODUCTS PURCHASED FROM DEPARTMENT STORES AND BEAUTY COUNTERS?
Obagi System skin care products are prescription strength, or pharmaceutical quality products that work at the cellular level to improve the skin cell function. Products purchased from a retail store are Cosmeceutical products. When applied, they do not correct skin cells, instead they “mask” the damaged skin only on the surface of the skin for a temporary period.
What does Obagi Nu-derm do for ageing skin?
As skin ages, just like the body, it loses the ability to properly renew itself. The Obagi Nu-Derm System is a prescription strength skin care system that is physician monitored to accelerate skin cell turnover so that it looks and acts younger and healthier.
How quickly will I see results with Obagi Nu-Derm?
The prescribed protocol and frequency is determined by your individual skin condition. By carefully following your customized protocol, you can expect visible improvements in 4-6 weeks.
Can the products be applied around the neck and eyes?
With the exception of the Obagi Nu-Derm System Eye Cream and Professional-C 5%, you should avoid using products around the eye area, as that skin area is thin and delicate. The products can be used on the neck and chest, although this area can be more sensitive than the face.
Can I use Obagi Nu Derm if I am pregnant?
The non-prescription products are safe to use during pregnancy and breast feeding. The prescription products which contain Hydroquinone and Tretinoin are contraindicated for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and should be avoided.
Can the products be used in the sun, for example sporting events?
Keeping in mind that extended sun exposure damages the skin, it is suggested to avoid prolonged sun exposure without protection. Always wear a sunscreen like the Obagi Nu-Derm Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35, Obagi-C Rx SunGuard SPF 30, or Obagi Nu-Derm Physical UV Block SPF 32. While on the system, you can participate in normal outdoor activity, however, your skin may be sensitive to the sun and heat. It is very important to apply sun protection every few hours while exposed to the sun.
What happens if I stop using the products?
The skin is your largest living organ and is constantly in the process of renewal. Skin cells mature and migrate to the surface approximately every 28 to 40 days. The dead cells remain on the surface for another 12 days before sloughing off. When you stop using the products, you have interrupted the healthy cell renewel process. Eventually, the improved healthy cells will revert to where you started with abnormal skin cell function. You will begin to see diminishing results within weeks.