Obagi Nu-Derm® System

Help correct and improve signs of skin aging with our #1 physician-dispensed skin care system specially formulated to transform your complexion for beautiful, healthy-looking skin.


Common Questions and Answers

How quickly will I see results when using the Nu-Derm System?

Your individual prescribed protocol and frequency of use should be determined by your skin care physician, but you can typically expect to start seeing visible improvements in 4 to 6 weeks.

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Why is the Nu-Derm System sold exclusively by physicians?

The Nu-Derm System contains prescription-strength formulations that can be sold only through a licensed physician, such as a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

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What is the difference between the Nu-Derm System and products purchased from department stores, drug stores, infomercials, etc?

The products in the Nu-Derm System contain clinically proven, prescription-strength ingredients that work at the cellular level to improve your skin cell function. Products purchased from a retail store are cosmetic-based products that do not contain prescription-strength ingredients.

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How often should I visit my dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or skin care physician when using the Nu-Derm System?

Your dermatologist or plastic surgeon will talk with you about how often you should check in once you’ve started using the Nu-Derm System.

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Can the Nu-Derm System be used during pregnancy?

Please consult your physician and refer to the Important Safety Information.

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Can the Nu-Derm System be used if I will be in the sun (ie, at sporting events or at the beach)?

Keeping in mind that extended sun exposure damages the skin, it is suggested that you avoid prolonged sun exposure. While on the system, you can participate in normal outdoor activity. However, your skin may be sensitive to the sun and heat. This is particularly the case if you are using the Normal to Oily system, as Exfoderm® Forte contains an alpha hydroxy and that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. It is very important to always wear a sunscreen, like Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 in the Nu-Derm System, reapply sun protection every few hours while exposed to the sun, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure.

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Why should I use all the products in the Nu-Derm System?

All the products in the Nu-Derm System are specifically designed to work together to provide you with the best results. When used as a system, the prescription-strength ingredients work to effectively balance the pH level of your skin and penetrate into the layers of your skin for optimal results. Your skin care physician will guide you in using the system based on his or her assessment of your needs.

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