Obagi Nu Derm Skin Care System

Obagi Nu Derm is an evidence based, prescription only skin regimen that is clinically proven to treat the effects of sun damage, ageing and hyperpigmentation on the skin.

It is excellent for:

  • Clearing brown marks and sallow skin
  • Improving fine lines and wrinkles
  • Clearing melasma (hormone related hyperpigmentation)
  • Smoothing moderate lines
  • Stabilizing rosacea and acne
  • Improving Mild to moderately sun-damaged skin


Additional Obagi Blue Peel treatment is needed if:

  • This is pigmentation in the dermis
  • Skin laxity
  • Marked skin irregularities
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scarring


How long does it take to work?

  • 8-12 weeks: pigmentation clears, rosacea or acne is controlled
  • 9-12 months, improvement in fine to moderate lines, acne scarring and stretch marks.
  • 4 years: continued use leads to further improvement


Deterioration begins to be seen after 6-12 months if treatment is stopped


What is it?

It is a skin care regime devised by Dr Zein Obagi to enhance the penetration of two presciption-only medicated creams; tretinoin and hydroquinone, into the correct layer of the skin where they can act most effectively.


What are the medicines?

Tretinoin: this medicine is the active intra-cellular form of vitamin A which engages receptors on the cell's nucleus and stimulates the cell to use its own processes to heal itself.

Hydroquinone: This is the most effective pigment stabilising medicine so far discovered.


Why can't I use my own skin care regime with these medicines?

Because they will interfere with the penetration of tretinoin and hydroquinone.


Can I use make-up?

Yes, you can apply make-up over the products.


What are the side-effects?

Your skin will get a little red and flaky from time to time. The regime will be tailored to your individual skin to maximise the benefits while minimising the side-effects.


Why not use over-the-counter products instead?

Compared with the obvious improvements possible with Obagi Nu-Derm, over the counter products just do not work.