Our “Summer Skincare” event provided us with so much information that we have decided to split the recap into three posts – each dedicated to the three topics of the evening – all of which are equally important. The first topic was about the Clarisonic Skin Care System and can be read here. Our next topic is about Obagi Medical Products.
What is Obagi about?
Obagi has been around for almost 20 years and is the #1 prescription strength skincare line. Obagi products transform skin cells to achieve beautiful, healthy skin. Obagi is for everyone – they have skin care lines for all types of skin and skin issues. Most Obagi systems are used from 12 to 18 weeks and afterward a maintenance program is designed to keep the skin looking great. This post will cover the various Obagi skin care systems.
Obagi Nu-Derm System
An anti-aging therapy that penetrates below the skin’s surface to transform skin cell functions. It is the #1 selling system and is the most aggressive. Use it for moderate to severe photodamage, heavy melasma, and more severe fine lines and wrinkles. There are multiple steps involved in the system and it is used morning and evening. The bottles are clearly labelled and a routine is easy to establish. Tretinoin (Retin-A) has to be added to the system separately (available at Evolutions). The Nu-Derm system will:
- Reduce hyperpigmentation (discoloration)
- Transform rough skin
- Alleviate sallowness
- Prevent acne flares
- Improve skin laxity
- Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
Obagi C-RX System
This system rejuvenates skin with the use of L-ascorbic acid (an antioxidant that protects skin from free radicals) and prescription strength 4% hydroquinone (a lightening agent to gradually fade brown spots). It is ideal for mild to moderate photodamage, mild wrinkles, freckles, and fine lines. This is another multi-step system that helps to restore and maintain younger looking skin.
Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Products
An eye treatment that actually brings back the lift around your eyes! Most eye creams simply plump the eye area. This patented eye product helps to restore elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Use it under the eye and on the upper eye area as well. It can be used in combination with other Obagi systems or alone. It is available in a cream, for those who want more moisture, and a gel, which is lighter and less moisturizing. People see results in as little as two weeks.
Obagi Decolletage System
Similar to ELASTIderm eye cream, this system is designed for the neck and chest, thinner skin areas that often get neglected (less moisturized or overlooked in your sun protection regimen). The Decolletage system fixes the elasticity in the neck and chest and also has a lightening component to help erase sun damage. Generally it is well-tolerated for most skin types and easily absorbed.
Obagi Rosaclear System
This system is ideal for those who have rosacea or redness of the skin. It also helps reduce the redness of blemishes caused by rosacea. The Rosaclear system is gentle, and non-comedogenic. It consists of a cleanser, topical gel, hydrating corrector, and a skin balancing sun protection SPF 30.
Obagi CLENZIderm System
The CLENZIderm system is ideal for those who suffer from acne. It contains a solubilized form of 5% benzoyl peroxide and salicyclic acid to deeply penetrate into the follicle to treat acne at the root, where it starts. It is as effective as a topical prescription. There are two types of cleansers, depending on skin type, a pore therapy product, cream cleanser, and moisturizer. Add in a sun protection of at least SPF 30.
Obagi Blue Peel
This chemical peel helps to restore tighter, smoother, clearer, healthier skin. This peel is the deepest, most aggressive peel available at Evolutions Medical Spa and offers a significant result in a short time period. It is a good peel for those with pigmentation issues.
Evolutions Medical Spa is the longest open-selling Obagi account in the Santa Barbara area. Obagi products are prescription strength and it is recommended that you use them with physician supervision because they are more aggressive than over-the-counter skin care products. Evolutions invites you to a complimentary consultation to discuss which Obagi product line will best fit your skincare needs. To make an appointment, call Evolutions at 805-687-0212.