Obagi Tretinoin Cream 0.1% Rx (Prescription Only) 20g
Prescription medicines are only available to registered patients on the advice of the medical team for personal use in response to medical need.
Your doctor will review your records and may contact you before repeating your prescription.
Your prescription request will be passed to a registered pharmacy to be dispensed in compliance of the relevant legislation.
NB: This is a prescription-only item. If you order this product, you will be prompted to complete a medical history questionnaire. You will then be contacted by a member of our medical team for a consultation. More information in our FAQ's and Terms and Conditions. This product is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding patients.
Obagi Medical: Tretinoin Cream 0.1% (20g) (Rx-Only)
Stimulates renewal of healthy skin cells
- Tretinoin is used in the treatment of Acne, pigmentation and sun damaged skin.
- Commonly used to treat acne, this acidic form of Vitamin A is the most studied retinoid in the treatment of photo aging.
- It stimulates increased collagen production in the dermis to reverse the damage caused by the sun, and improves blood flow to the skin for a healthy glow.
- By increasing cell turnover and gently exfoliating the skin it prevents bacteria build up from causing spots.
- Mixed with Blender it is highly effective in treating pigment changes and promoting an even skin tone.
Obagi Nu-Derm System
For Skin That Looks and Acts Younger and Healthier
As a result of ageing and the exposure of our skin to the harmful effects of sun, stress and pollutants, the ability of our skin to generate new cells is slowly reduced. Due to reduced skin cell turnover, old cells are left on the surface for longer, leading to a loss of the skin's natural hydration and elasticity. Skin starts to show unwelcome signs of ageing, becoming rough, uneven and lacking in tone. You may notice an increase in fine lines, wrinkles, freckles and age spots.
How it Works
Nu-derm is a skin restoration system which helps to return skin to a healthy state, free of the disease and deterioration that is accelerated by the skin's exposure to harmful UV rays and pollutants. Skin health restoration is achieved through the topical application of the Nu-derm system of products, which work together to help regulate skin cell functions and improve circulation. The products work at a cellular level, deep within the skin, to achieve real long-lasting results. Skin is restored, looks radiant and younger as fresh new cells are able to reach the surface.
The system improves the functioning of 3 skin cells: Melanocytes, Keratinocytes and Fibroblasts, as well as stimulating new vessel growth to improve circulation to the skin. These actions are achieved by means of the Therapeutic Cascade.
Reduces overactive melanocyte production
Corrects hyper-pigmentation which leads to freckles and age spots, and distributes melanin evenly
Repairs (intracellular transcription) of Keratinocytes
Cells produced by the deep basal layer of skin are more uniform, resulting in improved skin structure and tone
Increases fibroblast production of elastin and collagen, proteins which improve the strength and resilience of skin.
Angiogenesis Stimulated in the dermis
Improves the skins supply of vital nutrients
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.
Nu-Derm - Before and after
See the transformation
The Obagi Nu-Derm System has helped users Transform their skin at the cellular level so that it looks and acts younger and healthier. These Before and After photos are just some of the results from Obagi Nu-Derm users.
Photo taken at 12 weeks
Photo taken at 12 weeks
Photo taken at 12 weeks
Photo taken at 12 weeks
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 accelerates skin cell turnover so that it looks and acts younger and healthier.
How quickly will I see results when using the Obagi Nu-Derm System?
The prescribed protocol and frequency is determined by your individual skin condition. By carefully following your Physician or Skin Care Specialists customised protocol, you can expect visible improvements in 4-6 weeks.
What can I expect while using the Obagi Nu-Derm System?
You may 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”, your 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. In the fourth phase, “The New You”, you maintain your skin’s new healthier appearance by making Nu-derm a permanent part of your daily skin-care routine.
What is the difference between the Nu-Derm System and products purchased from department stores, drug stores and infomercials, etc?
The products in the Nu-Derm System are clinically proven, prescription-strength, ingredients that work at the cellular level to improve your skin cell function. Products purchased from a retail store are cosmetic-based products that do not contain prescription-strength ingredients.
Can the Nu-Derm System be used if I will be 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 that you avoid prolonged sun exposure without protection. 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 always wear a sunscreen, like the Obagi Nu-Derm Sunshield SPF 50 that's in the Nu-Derm System, and reapply sun protection every few hours while exposed to the sun.
Why should I use all the products in the Nu-Derm System?
Each product in the Nu-Derm System is specifically designed to work
together to provide you with the best results. When used as a system,
the prescription-strength ingredients work to effectively balance the pH
level of your skin and penetrate into the layers of your skin for
superior results. Your skin care professional will guide you in using
the system based on their assessment of your needs.
Apply the Obagi Nu Derm Blender followed by the prescribed amount of Obagi Tretinoin.
Apply evenly on the entire face.
Below are examples of three systems commonly used, but these systems can also be adapted if required.
As part of the gentle system the skin is cleansed and toned morning and night, followed by a 10% Vitamin C serum. The active products (Clear, Exfoderm, Blender and Tretinoin) are used two to three days a week, to minimize redness and flaking. It is recommended to use 0.05% Tretinoin with this system as it is less irritating. The eye creams and décolletage creams can be used everyday with this system. When you purchase products you can contact our skin expert to tailor a programme specifically for your needs.
This programme can be a little more irritating but will achieve results more quickly. Active products are used every day, and with this system it is recommended to use 0.1% Tretinoin. At any stage products can be reduced if reactions are too intense.
This programme would only be used for thick, oily sun-damaged skin, and is particularly good for male patients .The frequency of Tretinoin 0.1% and blender can be increased to twice a day if this can be tollerated, and Exfoderm Forte would be used. You will experience redness and peeling with this system, and would be advised to speak to our skin expert prior to commencing to discuss potential reactions.
With all of the systems the use of Healthy Skin Protector or Physical Sun Block is recommended as the systems will make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure.
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Obagi Nu-Derm - What to Expect
During treatment you can expect to experience four phases as you undergo transformation to a more healthy and younger-looking appearance. The length of time between the phases will vary based upon multiple factors including patient age, skin type, amount of damage and daily compliance.
Out with the Old
The Obagi system penetrates the deepest layer of skin to correct the signs of aging. During treatment you may notice:
These are all normal reactions and indicate that the treatment is working. This phase typically lasts for up to 6 weeks during which time you will notice a visible improvement.
In with the New
As stimulation continues, you begin to notice significant improvements in your skin. Normal healthy cells are moving to the skin's surface faster, melanin cells are distributed more easily and collagen and elastin production is increased. You can expect to see:
As the skin begins to tolerate the products and the reactions subside, your skin will look and feel much improved.
All skin cells are in the process of transformation and receiving an increased supply of nutrients. Healthy, strong collagen and elastin production continues and skin is smooth, naturally hydrated, evenly coloured and more resilient. Your skin is now looking and acting healthier and younger.
The New You
You have now achieved healthier and younger looking skin, with the help of the Nu-Derm System. To maintain your skins condition, it is important to integrate Nu-Derm as a permanent part of your daily skincare regime. By continuing with the treatment protocol, you can expect to:
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