How does Obagi Nu Derm® work?
Obagi Nu Derm works by increasing the cell turnover cycle, exfoliating dead skin cell build up, diminishing pigmentation and reducing the depth of fine lines and wrinkles.
How long does it take to see results from Obagi Nu-Derm?
Results will vary from person to person, but most patients will typically begin to see improvements within 4-6 weeks of use.
The Obagi Nu-Derm system transforms the skin by increasing skin cell turnover and exfoliating dull, dead skin cells.
This process occurs in four phases. Each phase lasts one to several weeks, depending on your skin type.
Phase 1: Out with the old (week 1-6)
Products begin working to help promote skin cell turnover. The top layer of the skin is exfoliated, removing dull, old skin cells to help promote new skin cells. Common side effects of the Obagi Nu-Derm include itching, redness and dryness.
Phase 2: In with the new (weeks 7-12)
Between the seventh and twelfth week of treatment, new skin cells are produced. Your skin tone will improve as pigment cells evenly distribute melanin throughout the fresh, rejuvenated layer of skin.
Phase 3: Healthy glow (weeks 13-18)
Skin cells are turning over. Your skin will start to become clearer, firmer, naturally hydrated and more evenly toned.
Phase 4: The new you (continued results with proper maintenance)
Beyond the eighteenth week, the skin will continue to improve. Your skin looks restored, more even-toned, resilient looking and radiant.
How effective is the Fx range?
You will achieve similar results from both lines, however, the more potent prescription strength skin brightening agent found in the original Nu-Derm products will provide faster, more optimal results. Patients who use the prescription system typically start to see progress in as little as 6 weeks. The Fx products contain Arbutin, which is a gentler formulation, so it will generally take about 24 weeks to see noticeable results.
What is the difference between Exfoderm and Exfoderm forte?
Both products are powerful exfoliators with equal ability in ridding your skin of blemishes and impurities while revealing a healthier and brighter complexion.
The Exfoderm should be used if you have dry or sensitive skin, as its primary ingredient is phytic acid, a non-irritant with a gentler approach on your skin.
The Exfoderm Forte relies on tougher-acting glycolic acid, which works best for oilier complexions. The Forte also contains lactic acid (or AHA). Both AHAs work to combat oiliness while smoothing out rough skin texture, while still hydrating the skin for the least irritation.
Is Obagi Nu Derm prescription only?
Obagi Nu-Derm has two distinct systems. FX System contains seven hydroquinone-free products to help transform the skin's appearance by brightening the complexion, revealing younger, healthier-looking skin.
The RX system has a similar flow of products but includes a prescription version only of the Blender Rx and Clear Rx. To access these specific products in our RX range, click through the prescription portal. Prescription medicines are only available to registered patients on the advice of the medical team for personal use in response to medical needs.
The Obagi Nu Derm Fx Transformation kit does not require a prescription; however, the Obagi Nu Derm Rx Transformation Kit does require a prescription from a healthcare professional.
Why am I not experiencing any peeling from the Nu -Derm system? Does this mean it’s not working?
The products will still be working as every individual has different skin thickness, which will influence visible peeling. Additionally, more people will shed the dead skin whilst washing and drying their face, without visibly observing this process.