The specialists at the Lavenburg Medical Group and the DelMar Surgical and Cosmetic Treatment Center offer Obagi Skin Care Systems in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware; Elkton and North East, Maryland and surrounding areas in Delaware, Maryland and southeast Pennsylvania.
Has daily exposure to UV light accelerated your aging process and caused uneven pigmentation to your skin? Ask us about the Obagi System designed to transform your skin at the cellular level by incorporating a daily regimen of physician prescribed protocol.
Let the Transformation Begin
Find out about Obagi System skin care products and how they transform your skin at the cellular level to look and act younger and healthier.
- Obagi Nu-Derm® System accelerates cellular turnover for skin with moderate to severe sun damage.
- Obagi-C Rx® System is for brighter, Photolumines skin with mild to moderate sun damage.
- Obagi Blue Peel® System is a peel performed in your physician's office, used in conjunction with the Obagi Nu-Derm System.
How Skin Ages
Over time, normal aging and damage from the environment (sun, stress and pollution) cause skin to lose its ability to 'renew' itself properly. Cell turnover slows, causing the dead skin layer at the stratum corneum or surface to be thicker and slowing the flow of moisture from within, resulting in dry uneven skin texture. Skin cells are disorganized and misshapen. Daily exposure to sunlight causes the amount of pigment in each cell to increase, producing freckles or age spots and uneven skin tone. Collagen and elastin begin to break down, causing the skin to lose its resilience, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.
When skin is transformed by Obagi System skin care, damaged skin cell functions are corrected. The skin's cellular functions are accelerated allowing continual renewal as dead skin cells are replaced by fresh cells pushed to the skin's surface, making the surface (stratum corneum) smoother and naturally hydrated. Freckles and age spots disappear. Pigment cells (melanin) are evenly distributed, preventing the appearance of new freckles and age spots. The skin is rich in collagen and elastin that promote resilience and firmness. All these functions work together to keep skin looking and acting younger and healthier.
The Obagi Nu¬Derm® System: For Skin That Looks and Acts Younger and Healthier
As you age and your skin incurs the abuse of daily living (such as sun, stress, pollution), the cell turnover rate slows down. This means that the new cells take longer to form and reach the top. The old cells accumulate and stay on the surface longer. As the stratum corneum thickens and the area of new cells shrink, skin becomes less healthy. You begin to notice those unwelcome signs of aging including: fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and age spots, uneven skin tone, loss of elasticity and loss of natural skin hydration.
The Obagi Nu-Derm System, a physician-prescribed skin care system, accelerates the cellular turnover. This System penetrates below the skin's surface to correct damage in all layers of the skin (the stratum corneum, the epidermis and the dermis). It corrects functions of the skin at the cellular level, to transform skin's cellular function to help it look and act younger and healthier.
The System triggers a Therapeutic Cascade™ that:
- Pushes fresher cells to the surface faster, for smoother skin, reduced wrinkles and increased tolerance
- Corrects current pigmentation (freckles and age spots) and prevents the appearance of new pigmentation
- Promotes more uniform cells at the deepest layer for better skin structure and balanced, even skin tone
- Increases collagen and elastin for firmer, more resilient skin
- Increases nutrient's natural hydration and circulation for supple, healthy-looking skin
The Obagi Nu-Derm System:What to Expect During each phase of Transformation
During treatment, you can expect to experience four phases as your skin undergoes its Transformation to a more healthy and younger-looking appearance. The length of time between the phases will vary based upon multiple factors including patient age, skin type, amount of damage and daily compliance. In this initial phase, the damaged top layer of skin is replaced by a new layer of fresh, healthy skin cells. This process takes approximately 6 weeks.
During this phase, you can expect to experience one or more of these symptoms:
- Your freckles, age spots and dark patches begin fading
- Exfoliation and flaking
- Redness and dryness
- Wrinkles and acne may look worse temporarily
These reactions are indications that the treatment is working. It is absolutely necessary to stay with the program to see these results.
In with the New
As correction and stimulation continues, you begin to notice significant improvements in your skin. New skin cells continue reaching the surface and the production of collagen and elastin increases. Expect to notice:
- Wrinkles begin to reduce
- Tightening of your pores
- Further lightening of your freckles, age spots and dark patches
- Subsiding redness and flaking
- In this phase, your friends will begin to notice your skin. It has been transformed to function properly, making skin look and act younger and healthier.
Your skin is:
- Firmer and more resilient
- Even color tone
- Smooth and naturally hydrated
In order to keep your skin looking and acting younger and healthier, you will want to continue to use the Obagi Nu-Derm System to maintain the improved results you have achieved.
By continuing with a maintenance protocol, you can expect to:
- Maintain healthier, younger-looking skin for a lifetime
- Prevent future damage
- Improve anti-aging effects
What can the Obagi Nu-Derm System do for your skin?
With conscientious use of the Obagi Nu-Derm System (as prescribed by your physician), photodamaged and hyperpigmented skin can be transformed to look and act younger and healthier. Your skin will be smoother, firmer, more even-colored and properly hydrated. You and others will notice significant improvement in the way your skin looks and feels.
Why is the Obagi Nu-Derm System better than other products?
Regardless of skin type and condition, the Obagi Nu-Derm System has demonstrated superior results time and time again. In a recent clinical study involving 301 patients, the Obagi Nu-Derm System was proven to be 2-3 times more effective than other commonly prescribed skin care treatments. In only 12 weeks, patients with mild to moderate photodamaged skin yielded significant improvements in key measures of photodamaged skin.
How can you purchase the Obagi Nu-Derm System?
Through the Lavenburg Medical Group. Because the Obagi Nu-Derm System is a prescription-based protocol and requires diagnosing and monitoring, it is available by physician only. Douglas J. Lavenburg, MD and the skin care professionals at the Lavenburg Medical Group are specially trained to deliver maximum results for you. Call today to speak with our cosmetic treatment coordinator in Maryland and Delaware.