Skin ageing is a natural process, but daily sun exposure can contribute to premature ageing, slowing down the turnover of skin cells between healthy new cells and old damaged cells.
The Obagi Nu-Derm System penetrates the skin’s surface to transform the skin’s appearance and helps correct the damage within, revealing healthy, younger-looking skin.
Nu-Derm is ideal if you have:
- Age spots
- Rough skin
- Erythema (redness)
- Sallowness (yellowish complexion)
- Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)
Common Questions and Answers
How quickly will I see results when using the Nu-Derm System?
Your skin care physician should determine your individual prescribed protocol and frequency of use, but you can expect to start seeing visible improvements in 4 to 6 weeks.
Where can I purchase the Nu-Derm System from?
The Nu-Derm System contains prescription-strength formulations that can be sold only through a licensed physician, such as an aesthetic doctor, dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
What is the difference between the Nu-Derm System and products purchased from department stores, drug stores, infomercials, etc.?
The products in the Nu-Derm System contain clinically proven, prescription-strength ingredients that work at the cellular level to improve your skin cell function. Products purchased from a retail store are cosmetic-based products that do not contain prescription-strength ingredients.
How often should I visit my dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or skin care physician when using the Nu-Derm System?
Your doctor will discuss the procedure with you and, tell you how often you should check in once you’ve started using the Nu-Derm System.
Can the Nu-Derm System be used if I will be in the sun (ie, at sporting events or at the beach)?
Keeping in mind that extended sun exposure damages the skin, it is suggested that you avoid prolonged sun exposure. While on the system, you can participate in normal outdoor activity. However, your skin may become sensitive to the sun and heat. This is particularly the case if you are using the Normal to Oily system. The Exfoderm® Forte contains an alpha hydroxy and it may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. It is very important to always wear sunscreen, like the Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 while in the Nu-Derm System, reapply sun protection every few hours while exposed to the sun, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure.
Why should I use all the products included in the Nu-Derm System?
All the products in the Nu-Derm System are 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 optimal results. Your skin care physician will guide you through using the system based on his or her assessment of your needs.
Neostrata Enlighten range
The Neostrata Enlighten range is formulated for the prevention and treatment of mild to moderate pigmentation.
The Enlighten range combines a number of clinically proven, potent ingredients and formulations that work together synergistically to inhibit tyrosinase activity, thereby reducing melanin production that causes pigmentation:
How to use?
NEOSTRATA® ULTRA BRIGHTENING CLEANSER:
Apply to wet skin and gently massage to a lather over the entire face. Rinse well with water and pat dry. Use twice daily both morning and evening.
NEOSTRATA® ILLUMINATING SERUM:
Apply once a day after cleansing in them morning. Allow the serum to absorb before you apply the Skin Brightener. This product does not contain a sunscreen.
NEOSTRATA® SKIN BRIGHTENER SPF 25:
Apply after cleansing and after applying the Illuminating Serum in the morning. Even though this product contains a sunscreen, if you are outdoors for prolonged periods always re-apply sunscreen throughout the day.
NEOSTRATA® PIGMENT CONTROLLER:
Apply once a day after cleansing in the evening.
If you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or lactating you cannot use this product as it contains Retinol.
As this product contains Retinol you need to be extra cautious when outdoors during the day and you should always apply a sunscreen in the morning.
Obagi Blue for a day Peel R1000
SkinCeuticals Advanced corrective peel R1000
SkinCeuticals Gel GL Peel R1100
SkinCeuticals Pigment balancing Peel R1100