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 consists of a group of complementary products containing active ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids, hydroquinones and tretinoin. Alpha hydroxy acids (exfoliants) are incorporated into the Obagi Nu-Derm System (Exfoderm contains the gentler Phytic Acid for sensitive skin; Exfoderm Forte contains Glycolic Acid) to promote exfoliation (removal of the outer layer of dead cells) and better penetration of the products. This results in improved hydration of the skin, and more rapid turnover of cells resulting in rejuvenation of the skin. The hydroquinones (lightening creams) correct sun damage, brown spots, uneven pigmentation and will even out color tone. The tretinoin (anti-oxidant Vitamin A cream—brand name Retin-A cream) of the Obagi Nu-Derm System improves the deeper collagen layer, by restoring health and thickness to this layer. This results in smoother, firmer skin.
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.
Patients new to the program usually use tretinoin 0.025% daily or every 2-3 days to condition the skin. Patients who need a more aggressive program, and who can tolerate the higher concentrations of tretinoin use 0.05% or 0.1% daily. A cream base tretinoin is preferred over the gel form. The Obagi Nu-Derm Blender (available in the Starter Kit) is mixed with the tretinoin to stimulate collagen and elastin. This combination of products corrects fine lines and wrinkles, smooths and tightens skin, and improves the overall function of skin cells.
Please call our office at 1-602-952-8446 EX: 2006, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time, for more details about tretinoin and its use.
Travel Size Kit contains:
- Gentle Cleanser (step # 1) - 2 fl. oz
- Toner (step # 2) - 2 fl. oz
- Clear (step # 3) - 2 oz.
- Exfoderm (step # 4) - 1 oz.
- Blender (step # 5) - 1 oz.
- Sunblock SPF 35 (step # 6) - 1 oz.
- Travel Bag Included.