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About the Obagi Nu-Derm Skin Care System
The Obagi Nu-Derm Advanced Skin Care System is designed to restore health to sun and smoke damaged skin, as well as even out pigmentary problems involving the face and other areas of the body. The Obagi Nu-Derm system corrects surface discoloration and blemishes. It also penetrates into the skin to stimulate skin cell renewal, improve circulation and help rebuild collagen. The normal barrier function of the skin is restored, making the skin less sensitive and better able to hydrate properly.
Sun damaged skin often shows early wrinkling, areas of uneven pigmentation, and areas of scaling (actinic keratoses which are precursors of skin cancer). Hormonal changes from aging, contraceptives, and pregnancy can also cause brown spots. Many of these problems can be improved by using the Obagi Nu-Derm system.
The Obagi Nu-Derm System is easy to use because the products are numbered 1-6 and an Obagi Nu-Derm "Personal Guide to Skin Health" (included with every Starter Kit) instructs which products are used in the AM and PM. The Obagi Nu-Derm Daily Regimen will also give you a step by step description and usage information.
All products are available individually on this website; but can also be purchased in one of two starter kits. The Obagi Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser Starter Kit contains all the products in the Obagi Nu-Derm System of Skin Health Restoration recommended for Normal to Dry, sensitive skin type. The Obagi Nu-Derm Foaming Gel Starter Kit contains all the products for Normal to Oily, less sensitive skin types. These Starter Kits contains enough products for a 6-week supply. If purchasing one of the Starter Kits, it is strongly recommended that you also purchase the Obagi Nu-Derm Eye Cream which is used to soothe and protect the sensitive eye area. Two additional products, Obagi Nu-Derm Action and Obagi Nu-Derm Tolereen, can also be purchased separately to help control irritation, sensitivity and dryness.
A skin cycle usually lasts about 6 weeks from the onset of new cells to the time dead cells are shed. During the first 6 weeks of the program, peeling, redness, dryness and irritation of the skin can be expected. At about 8 weeks, when your skin has built tolerance to the program, results will be visible. As restoration and rejuvenation continue to take place, the skin takes on a healthy glow, becomes softer and tighter, and maintains its natural hydration with less need for moisturizers. At the conclusion of the program (usually 3 skin cycles or 18 weeks), the skin can be expected to have more even pigmentation. A maintenance program is then started which is also described in the Obagi Nu-Derm Personal Guide to Skin Health.
The Obagi Nu-Derm program is NOT for everyone. Customers who are doing well with the MD Forte Advanced Skin Care Program may decide to continue with this excellent program. People with pigmentary problems, sun damage, large pores, poor elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles will benefit from the more advanced Obagi Nu-Derm Skin Care System. The safety of the Obagi Nu-Derm Skin Care System has not been established for pregnancy or nursing mothers; therefore, should be avoided at these times.
When used for the indications as noted above, I have found the Obagi Nu-Derm System to be one of the most effective systems that I have used in the past 30 years of dealing with difficult skin problems including pigmentary disorders. Each product works in conjunction with the other products, enhancing the benefits of this excellent program.
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As always, we are here to help you with any questions you may have about advanced skin care and the Obagi Nu-Derm System. Customers new to this program living outside our area, are encouraged to communicate with our esthetician, via email or telephone before starting the Obagi program. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-877-415-0600 during office hours Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.
Advisory: The safety of topical hydroquinoine use during pregnancy or in children (12 years and under) has not been established. As a result, hydroquinoine products should not be used in pregnant women. It is also not known whether topical hydroquinoine is absorbed or excreted in human milk. Therefore, caution is advised when used by a nursing mother. Some people are sensitive to hydroquinoines. If in doubt, apply a small amount of bleaching cream or gel and check in 24 hours. Minor redness is acceptable, however, itching, blistering or excessive inflammation would be reasons to avoid the drug. If no lightening is noted after 2 months of treatment, the medication should be discontinued.
If you have any questions regarding our products or one of our skin care regimens, please call us at 1-877-415-0600 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 pm EST.