New Year. New You. OBAGI Nu-Derm®

Each January, millions of people set New Year’s Resolutions to take better care of their health and appearance.  Although weight loss is consistently the number one resolution, many of us set our focus on improving the appearance of our skin.  Whether your goal is just for smoother, younger looking skin, or you aspire to kick sun damage to the curb this year and improve your skin’s clarity and tone, the Obagi Nu-Derm System can get you there!

The Obagi Nu-Derm System is a scientifically formulated physician-dispensed system that comes in a kit for home use.  It targets pigmentation by blocking and inhibiting your skin’s melanocyte activity while simultaneously resurfacing your skin’s surface.  It is also an anti-aging rockstar that penetrates the skin deeply, rejuvenating it at a  cellular level to correct damage within. Not only does it completely transform your skin in as little as 12-16 weeks, but the skin is also left stronger, healthier and luminous!

 What skin concerns can benefit from the Obagi Nu-Derm System?


What patients love about the Obagi Nu-Derm System

 Year after year, the Nu-Derm System wins awards as the most effective and popular depigmentation system on the market.  The internet is full of dramatic before and after pictures of patients across the nation who have improved their skin’s tone and clarity.  The singer, Alicia Keys recently started a “no makeup” phenomenon on the internet after she completed the system because she was so impressed with how it helped her skin.  There is just no denying the clinical trials and results surrounding this system. IT WORKS!


What patients sometimes struggle with while on the Obagi Nu-Derm System

 You have to earn your results with the Obagi Nu-Derm System.  The system is indeed a commitment that takes patience and perseverance.  Patients must stay compliant for the full 16 weeks (sometimes more) to see optimal results and your skin will go through some “not so fun” transitions in the process.  Remember, you are attempting to correct YEARS of damage on your skin, and that doesn’t happen overnight.  The Nu-Derm system is NOT like other systems; it is indeed a medical treatment that contains prescriptions products.

There will be weeks when you are on the Obagi Nu-Derm system when your skin looks worse before it seems better.  At this time, dramatic resurfacing is occurring, and you may experience redness, irritation, sensitivity, intense dryness and flaking.  It’s essential to plan your social schedule around the use of the system for this reason.  Don’t start Obagi Nu-Derm right before a big event like a wedding!

If you stick with the system for the full 16 weeks, you will be rewarded! If you don’t, you’ve just wasted your investment.  But, we promise it’s worth it!  Just check out some of these incredible before and after transformations!




What’s included in the Obagi Nu-Derm Kit?


 Gentle Cleanser (Normal to dry):  This super gentle wash removes impurities and makeup, leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean.

Foaming Gel (Normal to oily): The Foaming Gel cleanser is strong enough to remove makeup but gentle enough to avoid stripping it dry. The foaming action makes it a superior cleanser for oily or congested skin types.



 The included balancing toner helps adjust the pH level of your skin. Skin functions best when its pH is around 5.5, making it slightly acidic.  If it becomes more alkaline than this, it can become irritated.



 Clear is a prescription strength product that contains Hydroquinone, a skin lightening agent. This step helps to correct and fade pigmentation, age spots, and discoloration.


Exfoderm or Exfoderm Forte

This exfoliating lotion helps removes the top layer of dead cellular build up on your skin.  It enhances the absorption of our retinol as well.



 Blender is the second prescription strength product in your kit that contains also contains hydroquinone to help lighten the skin and reduce the appearance of the problematic pigmentation.  It’s called “Blender” because it is combined with the prescription retinoid, Tretinoin, in your system to enhance exfoliation and anti-aging even further!



 This healing and hydrating moisturizing lotion will help alleviate dryness, tightness, irritation and reduce flaking. It is meant to be applied throughout the day to keep your skin comfortable and balanced.


Sun Shield SPF 50

 Because your skin will be in a constant state of resurfacing, it is vital that you protect it from the sun to prevent future damage.  Obagi Sun Shield SPF 50 is a broad-spectrum sunscreen that combines both UVA and UVB protection.


While most patients start seeing results, especially in their pigmentation, during the first six weeks, it is essential to use the kit for a full 12 to 16 weeks.  You will most likely meet with your aesthetician when you are halfway through your kit to assess your skin and make any adjustments.  At the end of the 12 to 16-week period, your skin will not only look more radiant and clearer, but it will also be revitalized from the inside out and function more youthfully! 


After completing the system, most patients transition to a maintenance skincare regimen to keep their skin healthy and glowing.  In some cases, your aesthetician may recommend repeating the process with a second system or transitioning to chemical peels and laser treatments.  Many patients love how their skin looks so much after completing that they repeat the process every Fall for continuous improvement throughout the year!


Want to transform your skin in 2019?  Schedule a complimentary consultation with a Clinical Skin Therapeutics Licensed Aesthetician to discuss starting the Obagi Nu-Derm System!



Clinical Skin Therapeutics

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