Saturday, July 23, 2011

Obagi and Acne Care

I may have already mentioned about Obagi Nu-Derm System can be used for acne treatment but I would like to go over it again here. However, if you suffer from severe acne problem, I strongly recommend you to consult your dermatologist before you start using Obagi. Obagi Nu-Derm System was created by United States dermatologist, Dr.Obagi and the system not only reduce acne formation, but also reduce scars and uneven skin tones and redness which were created by acne scars.
Obagi Nu-Derm system will restore the damaged skin by applying vitamin C, retinoic acid, chemical peels and hydroquinone in gradual steps, and it will take approximately 60 to 90 days to complete the procedure.

Here are some common effect of above ingredients;
Vitamin C - It is also called as ascorbic acid and it is a popular natural ingredient used in skin care cosmetics. There are two main commonly known effects. First,vitamin C is an essential component for collagen synthesis. Without adequate vitamin C,the collagen in your skin would be malformed and your skin would not heal properly. Second, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant. Antioxidant helps to prevent skin damage and wrinkles by soaking up harmful free radicals.

Retinoic Acid - It is a nutrient that that body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Retinoic acid is made in the body from vitamin A and helps cells to grow and develop.

Hydroquinone - It is considered to be the most effective skin bleaching ingridient today. It’s used by many to treat and fade liver spots, melasma, freckles, acne scars and other forms of skin discoloration.

During this treatment, you might experience some redness, minor skin irritation and peeling of skin. (I had such experience but my friends didn't. So I guess it totally depends on your skin type and living environment.) But this effect is still minor compare to some side effect caused by common laser treatment and Fraxel treatment.
If you are interested in purchasing Obagi products or want to know more product details, please visit Obagi Store.