The Obagi NuDerm® System targets all the layers of the skin. It helps accelerate the growth of new cells and promotes even distribution of pigment. It can help 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 NuDerm® System is commonly used by those who want to make dramatic improvements, but are not yet ready for laser treatments or surgery. It is also used in conjunction with a face-lift to improve the color, texture, and elasticity of the skin.
What is Obagi NuDerm®?
Obagi NuDerm® is a home skin care system that consists of six products applied in six steps twice a day. The system includes:
- Cleanser or Foaming Gel, to clean the face
- Toner, to provide a natural astringent
- Clear, to help correct uneven skin tone
- Exfoderm or Exfoderm Forte, to exfoliate the skin
- Blender and tretinoin cream, to stimulate production of new, healthy skin cells with even color
- SPF Sunfader or Physical UV Block, to help protect the skin from sun damage
The Obagi Blue Peel® can help protect the improvements to your skin after you have completed all phases of treatment. Since all of these products require a prescription and directions from a professional, you’ll need to consult a doctor at a Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services center. If you’re a good candidate for treatment, your doctor will create an Obagi NuDerm® System program just for you. Not all Cosmetic Services centers offer the Obagi Blue Peel®.
Why you need a prescription for Obagi NuDerm®
The Obagi NuDerm® System is only available by prescription because the products contain ingredients regulated by the FDA. Your dosage, treatment frequency, and treatment objectives need to be determined by a specialist and monitored on an ongoing basis.
The four phases of treatment
There are four distinct phases of treatment within the Obagi NuDerm® System. The length of time for each phase depends on your skin texture, the amount of skin damage, the program your doctor creates, and your skin’s response to the treatment.
During phase one, which lasts approximately six weeks, the outermost layer of skin is replaced by new cell growth. Freckles and age spots may begin to fade. Your skin may feel dry, and it may even redden, peel, and flake. Wrinkles and acne tend to look worse.
Phase two consists of new cell growth and an increase in the production of collagen and elastin. Wrinkles may diminish and pores may begin to tighten. Freckles and age spots continue to lighten, and the redness, peeling, and flaking should decrease.
During phase three, you should notice a more even skin tone. Your skin should become resilient and firm, and its surface smooth and naturally hydrated.
Phase four consists of a maintenance regimen to prevent future damage and maintain positive results.
Read Patient Testimonials
I have been seeing Jana Vever, Clinical Esthetician, for about a year and a half now and have been so happy with my results from working with her. She is pleasant, efficient, gentle, helpful and very knowledgeable about products and procedures. Everything that she has recommended for me to do, I have found to be perfect for me.
I started out with the Obagi® skin care products and have been using the retin-A cream with the Obagi® Blender and it has been very successful. This was combined with microdermabrasion procedures on a monitored basis with Jana. This has been very successful. In the last few months, I have had about two of the Venture Chemical Peels from Jana. These are wonderful.
I love working with Jana as she is very caring and concerned about me as a client. I will continue to work with her in the future and refer my friends to her whether they are Kaiser Permanente members or not.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The Obagi NuDerm® System requires a high level of commitment to achieve positive results. If you’re nursing or pregnant, you should not use prescription Obagi® products. Prolonged exposure to sun and heat during the first few weeks of treatment may further irritate sensitive skin.
Scheduling A Consultation
Click below to locate a Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services center near you. Schedule a consultation today to find out if you’re a good candidate for the Obagi NuDerm® System.
Obagi Consultation is available at these Northern California Kaiser Permanente Locations: