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Obagi Skin Care System

Why are the Obagi System products sold exclusively from physicians?
Obagi System skin care products are prescription strength formulations regulated by the U.S. FDA and can only be sold with a prescription through a physician.

What does the Obagi Nu-Derm System do for aging 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 my patients see results when using the Obagi Nu-Derm System?
The prescribed protocol and frequency is determined by the individual skin condition. By carefully following customized protocol, the patient can expect visible improvements in 4-6 weeks.

What can I expect while using the Obagi Nu-Derm System?
The skin will 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", the 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. The fourth phase, "The New You", will help keep the skin looking and acting younger and healthier.

What is the difference between the Obagi System products and the products purchased from department stores, drug stores, infomercials, etc?
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.

Can the products be applied around the eyes, neck and chest?
With the exception of the Obagi Nu-Derm System Eye Cream and Cffectives 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, however, the skin on the neck and chest is different than that of the face. Thus, your patient should be consulted on dosage and frequency.

Can the products be used if in the sun (i.e. at sporting events or at the beach)?
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.

For more information on Obagi product, contact the Medical Laser & Skin Rejuvenation Center at (732) 485-0840


    2163 Oak Tree Road, Suite 103, Edison, NJ 08820 (732) 485-0840