Your Post-Op Product Lineup
Have you ever considered an in-office aesthetic procedure or plastic surgery? Along with a customized Obagi® skin care routine, many people seeking optimal beauty or skin health may choose to receive a rejuvenating in-office procedure and/or plastic surgery from their skin care physician to reach that next level of confidence.
While these aesthetic procedures may offer skin-enhancing or health benefits, there is often down time in the days, or sometimes weeks, that follow as your skin recovers. If you’re considering a laser procedure, peel or plastic surgery, review the list of Obagi products below that can help aide in your skin’s recovery.
ReGenica™ Facial Rejuvenation Complex
Use for: Post-laser
What it is: ReGenica Facial Rejuvenation Complex can help you go from incognito to incredible in about 7 days thanks to its next-generation growth factor technology. The complex is specifically designed to more rapidly improve the appearance of post-laser skin and considerably reduces post-procedure downtime with daily use.1,2
Why it works:
- ReGenica utilizes a Multipotent CCM Complex™, a technologically advanced combination of growth factors.1
- The exclusive formulation also includes glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, and aloe barbadensis leaf extract, known skin-conditioning agents.
Use for: If you have gone under the knife, have new or old scars, burns or trauma, or show early signs of keloid or hypertrophic scars.3
What is it: Normal wound healing involves a complex series of steps that can sometimes result in unsightly scars. Dermatix Ultra uses a clinically proven, advanced silicone gel designed to help manage and reduce the appearance of scars.3
Why it works:3
- Dermatix Ultra dries to form a barrier that helps maintain the skin’s moisture balance and leaves skin feeling clean and silky.
- The formula utilizes four major silicone components to balance therapeutic benefits with patient comfort and also contains a Vitamin C-ester.
Use for: The dressing and management of wounds, burns, minor scrapes or sores.
What it is: BIAFINE helps promote healing in damaged skin to treat and manage wounds, burns, and other skin abrasions.4
Why it works:
- BIAFINE increases the levels of macrophages – immune cells which aid the healing process during all three phases of the healing process (inflammation, proliferation and maturation).5,6
- The formula also provides an optimally moist environment for the healing process and isolates the wound from harmful germs and other external contamination.4
In addition to products that can help your post-procedure healing, it’s also important that your skin care routine is gentle enough for your recently compromised skin. Your skin care physician may modify or stop your current skin care routine and temporarily opt for a milder, non-irritating treatment during recovery that may include:
- A gentle cleanser such as Obagi Nu-Derm® Gentle Cleanser or Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation Soothing Cleanser.
- A broad-spectrum sunscreen such as Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 to protect your new, fragile skin from sun damage.
Next time you speak with your skin care physician about an in-office aesthetic procedure, be sure you also discuss your post-procedure options to get you back to beautiful faster.
References: 1. Kellar RS, Hubka M, Rheins LA, Fisher G, Naughton GK. Hypoxic conditioned culture medium from fibroblasts grown under embryonic-like conditions supports healing following post-laser resurfacing. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2009;8(3):190-196. 2. Zimber MP, Mansbridge JN, Taylor M, et al. Human cell-conditioned media produced under embryoniclike conditions result in improved healing time after laser resurfacing. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2012;36(2):431-437. 3. Dermatix Ultra Patient Brochure. Data on file. 4. BIAFINE topical emulsion [prescribing information]. Bridgewater, NJ: Valeant Pharmaceuticals; 2012. 5. Coulomb B, Friteau L, Dubertret L. Biafine applied on human epidermal wounds is chemotactic for macrophages and increases the IL-1/IL-6 ratio. Skin Pharmacol. 1997;10:281-287. 6. Boisnic S, Branchet-Gumila M-C, Nizri D, Ben Slama L.Histochemical and biochemical modifications induced by experimental irradiation of human skin maintained in survival conditions and modulation by application of an emulsion containing trolamine. Int J Tissue React. 2003;25(1):9-18.
Important Safety Information About Biafine
Biafine should not be used on any wound until directed by a healthcare professional. Do not use Biafine on bleeding wounds, skin rashes related to food or medication allergies, or when an allergy to one of the ingredients is known.
Do not apply Biafine within 4 hours of a radiation session and do not miss an application during the course of radiation therapy, even for one day.
Do not apply Biafine to a skin graft until your healthcare professional has instructed you to do so.
Biafine is for topical use only. If swallowed, contact a healthcare professional or Poison Control Center immediately. Keep out of reach of children.
Biafine should not be used prior to extended exposure to the sun.
Following application of Biafine a temporary tingling sensation may occur (10 to 15 minutes).
If a wound has become infected, your healthcare professional will advise you whether to continue the use of Biafine while being treated with an anti-infective.
If your condition doesn’t improve within 10–14 days, see your healthcare professional.
See the full Prescribing Information for detailed directions for the proper use of Biafine on various types of wounds and burns. See your healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
ReGenica and Multipotent CCM Complex are trademarks of Histogen, Inc. used under license.
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