The Obagi® Nu-Derm System is an anti-aging therapy that penetrates below the skin’s surface to transform skin function at the cellular level and correct the damage within, revealing healthy, younger-looking skin.
Many cosmetic products offer improved skin care, but only the Obag®i system offers improved skin health. It improves signs of aging and photodamage: age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, rough skin, skin laxity (loss of elasticity), erythema (redness), sallowness (yellow complexion), and hyperpigmentation (dark discoloration).
Nu-Derm system products available at our office include Gentle Cleanser or Foaming Gel, Toner, Clear, Exfoderm (with phytic acid) or Exfoderm Forte (with glygolic acid), Blender, Sunfader, and Retin A (Tretinoin 0.05% or 0.1%).
Nu-Derm System FAQ’s
How quickly will I see results when using the Nu-Derm System?
Your individualized prescribed protocol and frequency of use should be determined by Dr. Shin, but you can typically expect visible improvements in 4 to 6 weeks.
What is the difference between the Nu-Derm System sold exclusively by physicians and products purchased from department stores, drug stores, 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 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)?
Since extended sun exposure damages the skin, you should 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 imperative to always wear sunscreen, like Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35, Sun Shield SPF 50, and/or Physical UV Block SPF 32 of the Nu-Derm System, with reapplication 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. Dr. Shin will guide your use of the system based on her assessment of your needs.
Elastiderm Eye Treatment-Cream or Gel
Finally! An eye treatment that really works to bring back the lift around your eyes! The Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment is a one-of-a-kind eye treatment that includes a revolutionary bi-mineral complex, copper zinc malonate, to help restore the elasticity around your eyes and reduce the appearance of visible fine lines and wrinkles.
The ELASTIderm Eye Treatment is only available through a skin care professional because it contains powerful, yet gentle ingredients:
- Bi-mineral complex: Includes zinc and copper to help restore elasticity and build collagen
- Malonic acid: Patent-pending Obagi formulation that helps stimulate the production of skin cells
- Blueberry extract: Provides antioxidants that help eliminate free radicals
- Penetrating Therapeutics™: Obagi technology that helps drive the ingredients deep into the skin