IS OBAGI NU-DERM FX SUITABLE FOR ME?
If you want the best treatment for pigmentation on face, Nu Derm is the strongest option available. Obagi Nu Derm skincare regime is suitable for most people; however, it will not be ideal if you have very dry and sensitive skin as the products will be too strong. Your suitability will depend on your skin type, medical history, and the skin concern(s) you wish to treat. Your skin care practitioner will determine suitability during a face-to-face or online consultation.
WILL I ALWAYS HAVE TO USE OBAGI NU DERM OR NU DERM FX?
Yes, you will always need to use pigment suppressing cream and sun protection to sustain the result from obagi Nu Derm . If you have developed pigmentation or melasma in the first place it is because you have a natural tendency to create pigment changes. Although we have reversed those changes with Obagi Nu Derm, your skin will still have that natural predisposition to generate the pigment, and using Obagi Nu-Derm will not change that, so you will tend to create more pigment. Therefore once the Obagi Nu-Derm transformation is complete, you will be put on a milder version of some of the products to sustain the result. You should wear an SPF on your face for life.
How many products are there in Obagi Nu Derm?
7 products plus a prescription strength retinol making 8 products to use in total
DOES OBAGI NU-DERM HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Some redness, dryness, and flaking can be expected in the initial 4 – 6 weeks of using the Obagi Nu-Derm system. In prolonged or severe cases, your practitioner may adjust your dosage. Other common side effects are increased sun sensitivity, blemishes, acne, and hypo or hyperpigmentation. The main risk with Obagi Nu Derm is if you do not follow the instructions on how to use or stop using it abruptly without your doctor's advice.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE EFFECTS FROM OBAGI NU-DERM FX or OBAGI NU DERM?
Your skin tone and texture will typically improve after six weeks, and blemishes and age spots will lighten. However, it can take up to 20 weeks to achieve optimum transformation results*.
You will see your Obagi specialist every 6 -12 weeks to fine-tune your products' dosage and optimise your skincare routine. Remember that once you complete the transformation, you will then go on to a few maintenance products, often from the Obagi Nu derm fx range. There are not as many products, and it doesn't require the same level of effort as Obagi Nu derm to apply them, but you must remain on the maintenance products (which include an SPF).
CAN OBAGI NU-DERM BE USED IN THE SUN?
We recommend you avoid sun exposure as much as possible but if this is not possible then wear your obagi factor 50 SPF plus a hat and don't sunbathe with your face directly in the sun. If in the sun re-apply your SPF every 4 hours.
HOW DOES OBAGI NU-DERM WORK?
The Obagi Nu-Derm system is the strongest treatment for melasma on face and is made up of 8 products, including prescription strength bleaching product, plus a prescription strength retinol that you use in the morning and at night in a particular order and specific amounts of each. These are very strong prescription-strength skin products that work together to transform your skin. The products penetrate below your skin's surface to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level and correct damage. The result is reduced pigmentation, exfoliation of old skin, to reveal younger, healthier skin.
It is essential to use only the Obagi Nu-Derm products prescribed by your skincare specialist and stick to the specific dose and frequency recommended for your skin type and treatment concern.