15 May Obagi Nu Derm Phases
PHASE 1 ( WEEKS 1-6) OUT WITH THE OLD
Products begin working to help promote skin cell turnover. The top layer of the skin is exfoliated, removing dull, old skin cells to help promote new skin cells.
You may notice:
- Freckles, age spots and uneven dark patches are beginning to fade
- Dryness and flaking of skin
- Acne or wrinkles may temporarily look worse
These are all normal reactions and indicate that the treatment is working. This phase typically lasts for up to 6 weeks during which time you will start to notice a visible improvement. This stage requires commitment because the redness and flaking of the skin can be significant as the old unhealthy dead skin layers.
(with normal use your Tretinoin and Clear will start to run out around week 6. These will need to be replenished)
PHASE 2 (WEEK 7-12) IN WITH THE NEW
New skin cells are produced and pigment cells are distributing melanin more evenly. You may notice smoother, softer skin and skin is becoming more even toned. collagen and elastin production is increased.
- Reduction of wrinkles
- Further fading of freckles and dark spots
- Tightening of pores
- Subsidence of redness and flaking
- Improvement in acne
- As the skin begins to tolerate the products and the reactions subside, your skin will look and feel much improved.
PHASE 3 (WEEK 13- 18) HEALTHY GLOW
All your skin cells are in the process of transformation and receiving an increasing supply of nutrients. Healthy strong collagen and elastin production is occurring and your skin will feel and look much smoother. Your skin is well hydrated, clearer, evenly coloured and much more resilient.
PHASE 4 RESTORE (maintenance) THE NEW YOU
Healthy looking skin is maintained. Your skin looks restored, skin tone is even, resilient looking, and more radiant.
More information about the Obagi Nu Derm protocol can be seen here.