What is the Obaji Nu-Derm System?
Photodamage is the biggest cause of aging, and can be seen in the form of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. If you want to treat those signs of aging on your skin, the Obaji Nu-Derm System may be for you. Dr. Pooja Malik, medical director of Mullica Hill Skincare, a med spa based in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, talks here about how this innovative skin system actually works.
The Obaji Nu-Derm System not only treats but prevents photo damage of the skin. Photo damage is the damage caused by the sun. It can involve the breakdown of the collagen and the weakening of the dermal connective tissue, leading the skin to look wrinkled, saggy and fragile overall. It also leads to hyperpigmentation and dark spots, which are called freckles or age spots. It can also cause the skin to look bumpy and cause the skin tone to be uneven.
That being said, the Obaji Nu-Derm System corrects the photo damage and then prevents further degradation of the skin. The whole system is a six-step procedure. The steps include:
- Cleanser, to make sure the area is clean
- Toner, to ensure that all the skin is properly toned
- Hydroquinone, which is a lightening agent for the pigmentation
- Exfoliating lotion, that is put on in the morning
- Retinoic acid, a vitamin A derivative, to be applied in the night
- A base, that is mixed with the above acid, which makes up the last step in the process
What to Expect
The first two weeks the patient will be very flaky, red and will need exfoliation, which is normal. By the third week, the skin calms down, when all the exfoliation is completed. You will start to see the results right from the third week onwards.
The Obagi Nu-Derm program has a lot of alpha-hydroxy acids agents, which remove the old skin cells by promoting new skin cells for a brighter and a lighter complexion, helping the skin look smoother. People who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use it. People who are allergic to vitamin A products and people with any kind of skin cancers should consult their doctor before using it as well.
The information in the article is not intended to substitute for the medical expertise and advice of your healthcare provider. We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with an appropriate healthcare provider.
*Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to substitute for the medical expertise and advice of your healthcare provider. We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with an appropriate healthcare provider.