The Obagi NuDerm System

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Delivers effective pigmentation relief and Anti-aging Transformation

Skin aging is a natural process, but daily sun exposure can contribute to premature aging, slowing down the turnover of skin cells between healthy new cells and old damaged cells.

Signs of aging and photodamage:

  • Age spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rough skin
  • Skin laxity (loss of elasticity)
  • Erythema (redness)
  • Sallowness (complexion)
  • Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)

The NuDerm System is an anti-aging therapy that penetrates below the skin’s surface to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level and correct the damage within… revealing healthy, younger-looking skin.

Product Details

The Obagi NuDerm products are designed in a system with a specific dosage and frequency to maximize your results. Applied as directed a typical regimen will:

  • PREPARE the skin for application of the active ingredients
  • IMPROVE the tone and texture of the skin
  • STIMULATE the cells of the skin to produce more collagen and elastin
  • PROTECT the skin from harmful UV sunlight





Visible Transformation

See how the Nu-Derm System can transform skin to look and act younger and healthier.1

Before use of the NuDerm System + tretinoin
After use of the NuDerm System + tretinoin
Before use of the NuDerm System + tretinoin
After use of the NuDerm System + tretinoin

Photos have not been retouched. Results may vary.

Renew Your Skin

The Obagi NuDerm System provides you with benefits you can see and feel.

2x greater improvement in all measurements of fine lines and wrinkles vs stand-alone treatments

Clinically significant improvement was seen in facial fine wrinkles, fine wrinkles around the mouth, lips, and eyes, as well as laxity

Results of the Nu-Derm System combined with tretinoin together with common procedures

References: 1. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 2. Herndon JH Jr, Stephens TJ, Sigler ML. Efficacy of a tretinoin/hydroquinone-based skin health system in the treatment of facial photodamage. Cosmet Dermatol. 2006;19(4):255-262. 3. Schlessinger J, Werschler P, Kenkel J. Further enhancement of facial appearance with a hydroquinone/tretinoin skin care system in patients previously treated with botulinum toxin type A: a multicenter investigator-masked study. Poster presented at: Summer Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology; July 29-August 2, 2009; Boston, MA.

Phases of Transformation / Q & A


As you begin using the Nu-Derm System, your skin will undergo 4 phases of transformation.

Phase 1: Out With the Old (Weeks 1-6)

Promotes cellular turnover and maximizes the results of your procedure by penetrating the layers of your skin.
Old, dead skin cells are pushed to the surface and replaced with fresh cells
Itching, dryness, and redness are normal reactions as your skin adapts to the active ingredients in the system†
Pigmented skin cells begin to become regulated, creating a more even-toned appearance

Phase 2: In With the New (Weeks 7-12)

Smoother, softer, clearer skin is created.
Your skin begins producing normal, healthy cells
Pigment cells are distributing melanin more evenly
Collagen production is stimulated
Your skin begins to adjust to the active ingredients of the system

Phase 3: Healthy Glow (Weeks 13-18)

Your skin cells are in the process of transformation.
Collagen production continues
Your skin is smooth, naturally hydrated, evenly colored, and more resilient
Your skin is becoming clearer, firmer, and tighter with improved clarity and a healthy glow

Phase 4: The New You (typically lasts indefinitely, with maintenance)

You can enjoy a complexion that’s smoother, clearer, and firmer, but remember that maintenance is crucial to long-term success!

†If you experience excessive itching, dryness, or redness, discontinue use of the system and contact your practitioner.

Common Questions and Answers

How quickly will I see results when using the NuDerm System?
Your individual prescribed protocol and frequency of use should be determined by our practitioners, but you can typically expect visible improvements in 4 to 6 weeks.

What can I expect while using the NuDerm System?
You will likely experience 4 phases of transformation. Find information on what to expect during the transformation process.

Why is the NuDerm System sold exclusively by accredited practitioners?
The NuDerm System contains prescription-strength formulations that can be supplied by healthcare practitioners who are legally entitled to prescribe.

What is the difference between the NuDerm System and products purchased from department stores, drug stores, etc?
The products in the NuDerm System are 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.

How often should I be seen by my practitioner when using the NuDerm System?
Your practitioner will talk with you about how often you should be reviewed once you’ve started using the NuDerm System. All consultations are free of charge.

Can the NuDerm System be used during pregnancy or breast feeding?

Can the NuDerm 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 without protection. While on the system, you can participate in normal outdoor activity. However, your skin may be sensitive to the sun and heat. It is very important to always wear a sunscreen, like Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35, Sun Shield SPF 50, and/or Physical UV Block SPF 32 in the NuDerm System, and reapply sun protection every few hours while exposed to the sun.

Why should I use all the products in the NuDerm System?
Each product in the NuDerm System is 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 superior results. Our practitioner will guide you in using the system based on his or her assessment of your needs.


 What happens now?

Call us and ask for a skincare consultation which is completely free of charge.

We may need to do a skin analysis with one of our machines which again is completely free of charge.

Once we assess suitability for Nuderm, and you decide to start the programme, we will need to see you throughout your treatment to ensure that you are managing well and getting the best results from the system.

Please be assured that we are fully Obagi trained authorized Obagi suppliers and we use only original Obagi products. There are many other avenues to obtain Obagi Nu-derm but a proportion of stock available in the UK (especially online) is counterfeit or being supplied by practitioners who may not be appropriately trained. Obagi must be specifically prescribed for you as it contains prescription only products and so please bear this in mind when deciding where to have your treatment.