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Obagi Nu-Derm – Welcome to Your Transformation

The Obagi Nu-Derm products are a unique line of cleansers, toners and creams designed to complement the benefits of tretinoin therapy. They combine exfoliating acids,skin bleaching agents and an exclusive ingredient, Complex 272 (Saponins), which enhances the performance of the active ingredients. The Obagi Nu-Derm products are clinically tested and therapeutically proven by physicians throughout the world.

Your doctor will prescribe the Obagi products designed for your skin type and color, and will determine the proper course of action for you.

During the treatment, you will experience three distinctive phases in the restoration of your skin health.

  1. OUT WITH THE OLD (weeks 1-6) old dead cells are pushed to the surface and replaced with fresh cells.
  2. IN WITH THE NEW (weeks 7-12) Pigment cells are distributing melanin more evenly. Collagen production is stimulated.
  3. HEALTHY GLOW (weeks 12-18)Your skins is becoming clearer, firmer and tighter with improved clarity.
  4. THE NEW YOU (lasting results with maintenance)

Our program is a flexible program. The Restoration process is the one your skin will undergo on its path to health. Your skin will become smooth, firm with an even, healthy tone. It will function properly and build its tolerance to environmental aggression.*

The length of time your skin is in each phase depends upon the Nu-Derm protocol your physician has recommended and on the condition of your skin. At the end of the Restoration process, you will have achieved your goal of healthy, younger looking skin.

Q: How often should I contact my physician?
A: It is important to call your Skin Health Counselor at least once a week for the first three weeks, or as needed to have your progress checked. When you make this call, be prepared to tell your Skin Health Counselor how much tretinoin, Clear and Blender have been used.
If the prescribed protocol has created severe reactions or if it is too slow for you, your Skin Health Counselor can- with the doctor’s approval- change or modify the protocol.

You will be instructed to check back with your doctor in about four to six weeks. As you enter the second phase of the Restoration process, follow-up appointments can be made for six to twelve week intervals depending on the protocol.

Q: What if I’m in the “Out with the Old” stage and don’t want to be red and flaky at a social event?
A: Your skin responds quickly. So stop the Exfoderm, Clear, and Blender and tretinoin treatment three to four days prior to the event. Continue to use the Cleanser, Toner and Sunfader. Apply Action and Hydrate in the morning and evening. Most reactions will subside in the two to three days. Go back to the protocol as soon as your social event is over to restart the Restoration process.

Q: What if my skin is itchy?
A: Discontinue Exfoderm, Blender and tretinoin for one to two days. Use Hydrate mixed with Action in the morning and evening until comfortable. Continue with the protocol as soon as possible to restart the Restoration process. 

Q: How much time is needed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles?
A: You should continue two to three more skin cycles after the Corrected Phase on a Moderately Aggressive protocol to achieve anti-aging improvements.

Q: What happens if I’m in the sun or in hot conditions?
A: During the first phase of treatment, your skin is very sensitive to the sun and heat, so use Sunblock several times a day when exposed to the sun. Avoid hot baths, showers, and saunas. If you cannot follow these precautions, then discontinue the Blender and tretinoin therapy a week prior.

Remember, the program is flexible and you can tailor it to fit your lifestyle. But don’t forget that your doctor’s program should be followed to achieve the best results. You can retain these improvements by simply following the Activation/ Maintenance program recommended by your physician. Maintaining your new healthy, younger-looking skin for a lifetime is easy. Your skin health routine will be second nature to you. It will be simple to develop a maintenance regimen that fits your skin type and the nature of your skin problems.