Tips for Success
often should I contact my physician?
It is important
to call your Skin Health Counselor at least once a week for the
first three weeks, or as needed to have your progress checked. When
you make this call, be prepared to tell your Skin Health Counselor
how much tretinoin, Clear and Blender have been used.
If the prescribed protocol has created severe reactions or if it
is too slow for your, your Skin Health Counselor can--with the doctor's
approval--change or modify the protocol.
You will be instructed to check back with your doctor in about four
to six weeks. As you enter the second phase of the Obagi Restoration
process, follow-up appointments can be made for six to 12 week intervals
depending on the protocol.
if I'm in the "Out with the Old" stage and don't want to
be red and flaky at a social event?
skin responds quickly. So, stop the Obagi Exfoderm, Clear, Blender
and tretinoin treatment three to four days prior to the event. Continue
to use the Obagi Cleanser, Toner and Sunfader. Apply Action and Tolereen
in the morning and evening. Most reactions will subside in two to
three days. Go back to the protocol as soon as your social event is
over to restart the Obagi Restoration process.
if my skin is itchy?
Obagi Exfoderm, Blender and tretinoin treatment for one to two days.
Use Obagi Tolereen and Action in the morning and evening until comfortable.
Continue with the protocol as soon as possible to restart the Obagi
much time is needed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles?
should continue two to three more skin cycles after the Obagi Corrected
Phase on a Moderately Aggressive protocol to achieve anti-aging improvements.
happens if I am in the sun or in hot conditions?
the first phase of treatment, your skin is very sensitive to the sun
and heat, so use Obagi Sunfader or Sunblock several times a day when
exposed to the sun. Avoid hot baths, showers and saunas. If you cannot
follow these precautions, then discontinue the Blender and tretinoin
therapy a week prior. Continue to use the balance of the protocol
and return to the total protocol as soon as possible.
if my skin is really sensitive at the beginning?
can choose a Gradual or Flexible protocol. Keep in mind that reactions
around the mouth and eyes may be stronger than on the rest of the
In these areas, you can double the amount of Blender versus the amount
of tretinoin. Cut the strength of Obagi Exfoderm by mixing it with
Action to a level you are comfortable with and cut the frequency of
application to two to three times per week.
Then gradually increase the frequency and decrease the ratio. Continue
with the prescribed protocol on the cheeks and forehead.
Remember, the program is flexible and you can tailor it to fit your
lifestyle. But don't forget that your doctor's program should be followed
to achieve the best results.
the Obagi Nu-Derm System exclusively for facial skin?
treating and restoring healthy skin is not just for the face. You
can use the same treatment on other parts of the body, such as the
neck and chest, arms, hands, thighs and legs. However, always consult
your physician to achieve the best results.
Courtesy of Obagi Medical Products, Inc.
Scars - Treatment
Dark Circles Under Eyes
Stretch Marks - Removal
Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Microdermabrasion,
Rid of Cellulite, Bikini
A Micro, Oily
Skin Care Treatment, Keratosis
Rid of Blackheads, Dry
Skin Care, Removing
Skin Tags, Remove
Unwanted Hair, Make