skin damaged by the sun age related fine lines melasma.
How does Obagi Nu Derm work?
The ingredients in Nu-Derm, including anti-oxidant serums and Tretinoin, are able to act on deeper layers and correct the behaviour of skin cells. The result is healthy youthful skin. Nu-Derm was originally developed by Dr. Zein Obagi. It is currently the world’s most popular professional skin care program used for correcting many age- and pigmentation- related skin problems such as melasma.
Which areas of my face can be treated with Botulinum toxin Botox®
In the upper face, vertical frown “eleven” lines between eyebrows, “crow’s feet” lines at the corners of the eyes which are distressing to patients, are approved indications for treatment with botulinum.
Botulinum is also used to improve lower face expression lines, such as a downturned “mouth frown” and prominent neck lines.
What changes will I see in the skin when using Obagi Nu derm?
The four phases of transformation with Nu-Derm.
“Out With the Old” in the first 6 weeks – phase 1
Cell turnover is increased.
Skin cells are pushed to the surface where they die and flake off as fresh cells are produced to replace them.
Active ingredients cause itching, dryness, and redness
Pigment-producing skin cells begin to become regulated.
“In With the New” weeks 7 to 12 – phase 2
Skin appears more smooth as more normal healthy cells are produced.
Melanin is distributed more evenly making the skin clear.
In the deeper layers collagen production is stimulated
Skin gets acclimatised to the system
“Healthy Glow” – Weeks 13 to 18 – phase 3
Most of the skin cells are in the process of transformation.
Production of collagen is ongoing
Skin is more resilient, complexion is even.
“New You” – you can keep this complexion for as long as you maintain it – phase 4
What about the redness and peeling during treatment?
itching, dryness, and redness are mainly noticeable in the first phase, when misbehaving cells are being flushed out of the system. If you avoid using perfumes and irritants on your skin over the long term, signs of skin irritation should not re-appear.
How long will it take to see results?
The skin cycle is on average 6 weeks, and each phase of treatment takes about one skin cycle. So lasting effects are achieved by 18 weeks, and can be maintained after this.
How to get the best out of your Obagi
Being supported is an important part of Obagi treatment. Understanding the skin cycle and how it is really just one living organ will help to anticipate side effects, pre-empt them and get amazing results.