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, skin will continue to improve. Your skin looks restored, more even-toned, resilient looking and radiant.
What is the Best Acne Treatment?
For mild to moderate acne the Obagi CLENZIderm M.D System is a complete acne treatment specifically formulated for normal to oily skin types to help treat acne where it starts.
The CLENZIderm M.D System includes 3 products for use in the morning and evening to help clear up acne and prevent future breakouts. It’s an easy-to-use regimen that helps to cleanse the skin, refine pores and kill bacteria. Leaving the complexion looking radiant, even and blemish free.
What is The Best Anti-Ageing System?
The Obagi Nu-Derm System or the Obagi - C Rx System with Tretinoin. These systems have been specially formulated to help correct hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots and melasma, and transform the appearance of skin ageing.
What is The Best System To Treat Hyperpigmentation?
The Obagi Nu-Derm System with Tretinoin includes key ingredients such as Hydroquinone to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Obagi Nu-Derm is a unique skincare kit to be used at home to normalise healthy skin cell products. It targets pigmentation by blocking melanocyte activity, removing dead cellular build up and strengthening the epidermis to prevent further damage.
How Effective Is The FX Range?
You will achieve similar results from both lines, however, the more potent hydroquinone 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.
How Safe is Hydroquinone To Use Long Term?
Hydroquinone has long been regarded as the gold standard for treating skin discolouration, and has been used in skin care products for more than 50 years. It is well documented in numerous clinical studies that 4% hydroquinone is safe and effective when used properly under a physician’s care.
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 It Safe to do Acid Peels Alongside The Obagi Nu-Derm System? Does it Affect The External Skin Barrier?
We would recommend that you stop for 7 days before your peel and restart 7 days post peel – depending on the depth of the peel you may need to leave this longer. Consult your physician for the effects of penetration of the peel and for more detailed guidance of time periods.
Can I Substitute or Add Products From Another System?
When you are in the reactive phases we would recommend to stay with the same system, however, for maintenance you can always combine products from the other Obagi systems or indeed combine products from other brands.
Why am I Not Experiencing Any Peeling From The Nu-Derm System? Does This Mean Its 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.
Which Obagi Range is Right For Me?
For skin troubles like acne you will most benefit from the CLENZIderm and Nu derm ranges. For issues relating to hyperpigmentation and dark spots you will need the Nu Derm range or certain Medical C-Rx range products. If you wish to find an anti-ageing remedy for your skin you will be best suited to the ELASTIderm ranges and Professional C serums from Obagi.
Where Can I Buy Obagi Online?
Unfortunately there are a lot of counterfeit products on the market, although they replicating the Obagi
packaging, the formulas won’t live up to the high standard of results you get from real Obagi products. Here at Skinstation we pride ourselves on being one of the only UK distributors of Obagi products.
What Is A Prescription - Only Item?
Some of the products in our online shop contain medicines (Obagi Nuderm: Clear, Blender, Sunfader, Travel Set and Starter Set; Obagi Elastiderm Decolletage System; Obagi C-Rx: Therapy Night Cream, Clarifying Serum and Starter Set; Obagi Tretinoin). To order any of these items, add the product to your shopping cart along within any other products that you wish to purchase. Once you have finished shopping, proceed to the checkout. After registering/signing in, you will be prompted to complete an online medical history questionnaire. Please give as much information as possible and make sure that you provide a contact number. You will then be contacted by a member of our medical team for a consultation, who will then assess your suitability and ensure that you are receiving the correct products for your skin type. This should take between 10 to 20 minutes. If the medical practitioner is satisfied that the products are suitable, they will dispatched to you immediately. In some cases, the medical practitioner may determine that the products are not suitable for you and he/she will recommend an alternative product. In this instance, your order will be amended and any refunds or additional charges will be applied. If you have not used any of the Obagi Skincare Systems before, then we recommend that you email us or telephone us on 01481 748009 to arrange a consultation with a member of our medical team prior to placing an order online.
Please note that calls may incur a charge from your telephone provider, and that you are responsible for those charges.
Do I Need A Prescription?
Following your consultation, one of our Doctor's will issue you with a prescription for your prescription-only products, which we will keep on file. You will also be issued with a series of repeat prescriptions which are required for you to complete your Obagi program or other treatment course. Whilst we hold repeat prescriptions for you on file, you will not need a further consultation, unless you order a different product or your medical history changes. Each time a product is dispensed and dispatched to you, a prescription is used up. You can continue to re-order your products until you have used up all of your repeat prescriptions for that particular product. Should you wish to continue with your treatment program after you have used up your repeat prescriptions, then you will have to have a new consultation with a member of our medical team before any further products can be dispatched to you.
Can I Use Prescription Products If I'm Pregnant Or Breast Feeding?
No. Prescription products are not suitable for pregnant or breast feeding patients. Please ask to speak to a member of the medical team if you are pregnant or breast feeding
Are Your Products Geniune?
All products on the Skinstation online shop are 100% genuine. Skinstation is committed to providing its customers with the latest skincare technologies that really work! We want to make sure that our customers get the best possible results from their products and we encourage customers to speak to a member of our dedicated medical team should they have any questions about their products and their skincare regime.