Obagi Nu-Derm ®
The Obagi Nu-Derm System®, the “crown jewel” in our skin care armamentarium, incorporates tretinoin therapy with luxurious, easy-to-use cleansers, toners and creams to be applied daily. Used faithfully and correctly, the Obagi System will help to restore health to sun and smoke damaged skin, reduce age spots and other hyperpigmentation, and increase the skin’s own ability to hold moisture. 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. Physically, skin is left with increased smoothness, reduced pore size and improved elasticity. The skin looks fine and luminescent, adding a “glow” of youth and health to the face. The products help to build collagen and elastin in the skin to strengthen skin and slow the aging process significantly.
Obagi can improve sun damaged skin showing early wrinkling, areas of uneven pigmentation, and areas of keratoses (precursors of skin cancer). Brown spots from hormonal changes caused by aging, contraceptives, and pregnancy can also be corrected by using the Obagi Nu-Derm system.
The Obagi Nu-Derm System is a 6-step program using products with active ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids, hydroquinones and tretinoin. The System is easy to use because the products are numbered 1-6 and a “Personal Guide to Skin Health” gives you step-by-step instruction on how to administer the program properly for you, individually..
Generally, Dr. Guy suggests her patients have a complimentary consultation with one of her aestheticians, either Rachel or Norah, to go over the use of these products and to have their skin evaluated. For patients who want a more abbreviated system, a few Obagi products can be selected to meet specific needs. The aestheticians usually follow up with a phone call to make sure you are doing well with the products.
Regular facials every 4 to 6 weeks can complement the results and allow our aestheticians to work with your skin and add input as to how best to adjust your products for the best results. Of course, we urge you to call us with any questions or issues. We have the knowledge and products to address all your skincare needs. Please look at our web gallery of photos to see some of the dramatic changes with these systems.