How quickly will I see results when using the OBAGI® System?
The prescribed protocol and frequency is determined by your individual skin condition but by carefully following your customized plan, most patients can expect visible improvement in 4-6 weeks.
What can I expect while using the OBAGI® System?
You may experience several phases of transformation. In the first phase, the system accelerates dead cell exfoliation, so expect flaking and peeling that reveals fresher, smoother skin. In the second phase, your skin will begin to build up a tolerance to peeling and flaking. During that time, the system is working at the cellular level to continually transform skin cells. In the third phase, histologically collagen and elastin are increasing production and your skin will feel supple and resilient while uneven color and pigmentation begin to even out.
Can I use my regular moisturizer with the OBAGI® System?
The OBAGI® System uses medically prescribed products in conjunction with tretinoin therapy to restore the natural glow and elasticity of healthy skin. Importantly, OBAGI® stimulates at the cellular level to increase collagen and elastin and to renew the flow of natural moisture to the surface. The OBAGI® products are designed to work synergistically with each other and should not be mixed with other products.
How does the OBAGI® System work?
The OBAGI® System targets all the layers of your skin. It accelerates the growth of new cells and promotes even distribution of pigment. It can reduce the visibility of age spots and freckles, help remove dead cells, and repair damage to collagen and elastin fibers, creating firmer, more resilient skin. As one of the most aggressive skin care treatments available, the OBAGI® System is commonly used by those who want to make dramatic improvements, but are not yet ready for laser treatments or surgery. OBAGI® is also used in conjunction with a face-lift to improve the color, texture, and elasticity of your skin.
What is the history of OBAGI®?
In the early 1980′s, Dr. Obagi created what has since become the world’s #1 professional skincare program for correcting complex problems such as acne, melasma (brown spots), fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. The Obagi Nu-Derm® system is used by more than 11,000 physicians throughout the world and is one of the most effective treatments for skin health restoration.
Who is Dr. Zein Obagi?
Dr. Obagi is a board certified practicing dermatologist in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Obagi originally conceived and brought to market what would become the world’s most recognized brands of physician dispensed skincare products – the original Obagi Nu-Derm® and Obagi Blue Peel® kit.
Is OBAGI® sold in department stores?
The OBAGI® System is available only through a physician. Products purchased from a retail store are much weaker in potency.