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Obagi Nu-Derm versus Obagi-C Rx Systems
About the Obagi Nu-Derm Advanced Skin Care System
The Obagi Nu-Derm Advanced Skin Care System is our gold standard physician strength advanced skin care system, not available over-the-counter or through spas. This is because some of the products are available through prescription only. The Obagi Nu-Derm 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.
The Obagi Nu-Derm Starter Kit 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.
Even the most severe sun damage will respond to the Obagi Nu-Derm Skincare System.
Before (left photo): Diagnosis -- severe hyperpigmentation, melasma and acne. Hyperpigmentation may be hormonal. After (right photo): Obagi Nu-Derm System for 26 weeks. Excellent results after 4 skin cycles. Patient now on maintenance program. Melasma has completed disappeared. Patient very pleased with the results of the Obagi Nu-Derm Advanced Skincare System.
Obagi-C Rx Advanced Skin Care Less Aggressive than Obagi Nu-Derm System
Obagi-C Rx Complete System is the only Vitamin C System that combines a patented formula of 4% prescription strength hydroquinone and professional strength Vitamin C to deliver superior penetration to all levels of the skin. This system uses a combination of well-known ingredients such as Vitamins C and E, hydroquinones, hyaluronidase, glycolics and sunscreens to correct sun damage, stimulate collagen production, even out skin tone and give your skin a glowing quality. The Obagi-C Rx System will also smooth and hydrate your skin. The Obagi-C Rx System is a less aggressive system and has fewer steps than the Obagi Nu-Derm System.
The Obagi-C Rx Complete System of products have been extensively researched and developed to work in sequential order to deliver key ingredients to all layers of the skin. To achieve maximum results, we recommend that you follow the Obagi-C Rx Daily Regimen.
Before (left photo): Diagnosis -- early signs of sun damage and mild hyperpigmentation. After (right photo): Clearer skin, more even skin tones. Excellent results after only 10 weeks on the Obagi-C Rx System. Photographs courtesy of Obagi Medical Products, Inc.
A summary of some of the differences between Obagi-C Rx and Obagi Nu-Derm Advanced Skincare Systems
|Regimen Name ||Initial Skin Condition ||Program Goals ||Program Results |
|Obagi-C Rx || |
|· ||Early photodamage (fine lines, hyper-pigmentation) |
|· ||Minimal wrinkles |
|· ||Lack of skin radiance || |
|· ||Achieve brighter skin |
|· ||Prevent future aging |
|· ||More effective skin care products |
|· ||A simple and easy to use skin care program || |
|· ||Brighter skin with measurable radiance |
|· ||More even skin tone |
|· ||Smoother, more hydrated skin |
|Obagi Nu-Derm || |
|· ||Mild to severe photodamage |
|· ||Hyperpigmentation (dark spots) |
|· ||Fine lines, wrinkles |
|· ||Laxity of skin (loss of firmness) |
|· ||Possible acne || |
|· ||Look younger |
|· ||Smoother skin |
|· ||Smaller pores |
|· ||Even skin tone and reduce sun spots || |
|· ||Increased cell turnover resulting in younger and healthier skin |
|· ||More even skin tone and reduced sun spots |
|· ||Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles |
|· ||Reduced acne (if originally present) |
Please visit our Before and After Photo Gallery and view our Streaming Video on "Obagi Transformations" to see the differences and benefits of a physician-strength, effective skin care program. The photo gallery and streaming video can be accessed by visiting our Obagi NuDerm Home Page (right hand column) or the Obagi-C Rx Home Page (right hand column).
Contact Us With Your Questions
As always, we encourage you to call our office if you have any questions. We will be happy to talk to you about your skin type and condition and make product recommendations. Our MD Forte, Obagi Nu-Derm, Obagi-C Rx and Kinerase Advanced Skin Care Programs are all excellent for skin rejuvenation. We can help you decide which skin care program would be best for you. We are available during office hours Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST at 1-877-415-0600. You may also email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.