Damaged Skin:Over time, normal aging and damage from the environment (sun, stress and pollution) cause skin to lose its ability to ‘renew’ itself properly. Cell turnover slows, causing the dead skin layer at the stratum corneum or surface to be thicker, slowing the flow of moisture from within, resulting in dry and uneven skin texture. Skin cells are disorganized and misshapen. Daily exposure to sunlight causes the amount of pigment in each cell to increase, producing freckles or age spots and uneven skin tone. Collagen and elastin begin to break down, causing the skin to lose its resilience, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.
Transforming Your Skin:With Obagi Medical skin care products, the skin’s cellular functions are accelerated allowing continual renewal as dead skin cells are replaced by fresh cells pushed to the skin’s surface, making the surface (stratum corneum) smoother and naturally hydrated. Freckles and age spots seem to disappear. Pigment produced from melanocytes are more evenly distributed, helping prevent the appearance of new freckles and age spots. The skin is rich in collagen and elastin that promote resilience and firmness. All these functions work together to keep skin looking and acting younger and healthier.
The Obagi Nu-Derm System TM:The Obagi Nu-Derm System, a physician-prescribed skin care system, accelerates the cellular turnover. This System penetrates deep to improve damage in layers of the skin. It boosts functions of the skin at the cellular level to improve skin’s cellular function to help it look and act younger and healthier. The System triggers our Therapeutic Cascade™ of actions that:
|Pushes fresher cells to the surface faster, for smoother skin, reduced wrinkles and increased tolerance|
|Reduces mottled pigmentation (freckles and age spots) and helps prevent the appearance of new pigmentation|
|Promotes more uniform cells at the deepest layer for better skin structure and balanced, more even skin tone|
|Helps increase collagen and elastin for firmer, more resilient looking skin|
|Increases nutrients, natural hydration and circulation for supple, healthy-looking skin|
What to expect:During treatment, you can expect to experience four phases as you undergo transformation to a more healthy and younger-looking appearance. The length of time between the phases will vary based upon multiple factors including patient age, skin type, amount of damage and daily compliance.
Out with the Old
In this initial phase, the damaged top layer of skin is replaced by a new layer of fresh, healthy skin cells. This process takes approximately 6 weeks. During this phase, you can expect to experience one or more of these symptoms:
|Your freckles, age spots and dark patches begin fading|
|Exfoliation and flaking|
|Redness and dryness|
|Wrinkles and acne may look worse temporarily|
These reactions are indications that the treatment is working. It is absolutely necessary to stay with the program to see these results.
In with the New
As stimulation continues, you begin to notice significant improvements in your skin. New skin cells continue reaching the surface and the production of collagen and elastin increases.
Expect to notice:
|Wrinkles begin to reduce|
|Tightening of your pores|
|Further lightening of your freckles, age spots and dark patches|
|Subsiding redness and flaking|
In this phase, your friends will begin to notice your skin. Your skin will look and act younger and healthier. Your skin is:
|Firmer and more resilient|
|More even color tone|
|Smooth and naturally hydrated|
The New You
In order to keep your skin looking and acting younger and healthier, you will want to continue to use the Obagi Nu-Derm System to maintain the improved results you have achieved. By continuing with a maintenance protocol, you can expect to:
|Maintain healthier, younger-looking skin for a lifetime|
|Prevent future damage|
|Improve anti-aging effects|