One way skin changes after menopause is it becomes dryer.
We love Obagi. We use Obagi. And of course we sell Obagi!
So we wanted to write about one of the common conditions that Obagi resolves, hyperpigmentation. Using Obagi to treat hyperpigmentation is considered the gold standard by dermatologists and aestheticians around the world.
First, the What & Why of Hyperpigmentation. “Hyper” means too much!
Melasma is a form of Hyperpigmentation
Sun exposure is a big part of the problem
Other skin damage can lead to hyperpigmentation
Skin Care Products from Obagi that will Treat Hyperpigmentation
Obagi Nu-Derm is a proven prescription skin care formulation for treating hyperpigmentation. This clinically proven line of products contains prescription-strength 4% hydroquinone to gradually lighten skin pigmentation by blocking the production of melanin. Obagi’s expertise is their deep understanding of skin biology which allows them to deliver the right ingredients in exactly the right way to be optimally absorbed.
The key to the effectiveness of Obagi Nu-Derm Blender and Clear is the skin-lightening agent hydroquinone at a high enough concentration to lighten pigmented areas. While some patients with hyperpigmentation may see improvement with over-the-counter products like brighteners that contain vitamin C or over-the-counter concentrations of hydroquinone, hyperpigmentation, particularly melasma, is often resistant to over-the-counter products. We sell only the genuine, prescription formulation of Blender and Clear.
Why do some other products not work as well as Obagi?
Can't Say it Often Enough - Use Sunscreen!
When using Obagi Nu-Derm Blender and/or Clear, wear sunscreen every day. Even if you don’t burn, exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, even for a short period, can cause hyperpigmentation. By reducing melanin production, hydroquinone can lighten dark spots, but it can also make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Obagi offers an excellent line of sunscreens that protect your skin against the ultraviolet rays that darken and age your skin.
Obagi Medical Nu-Derm System (Complete System) has Everything you Need to Treat Hyperpigmentation
Obagi Nu-Derm is available as a complete system that target hyperpigmentation and signs of skin aging. The Obagi Nu-Derm System (commonly known as the transformation kit) includes cleanser, toner, moisturizer, exfoliator, and sunscreen. The ingredients in this line moisturize and remove dead skin cells to reveal healthier, more youthful looking skin underneath. We offer the complete systems on our website, as well as the components sold separately.
Obagi-C Rx and Obagi Tretinoin - Powerful ways to Treat Hyperpigmentation
Remember to order these products only if you’ve been seen and advised by your dermatologist or licensed skin care professional. You should never experiment on their own skin, and we want everyone to have the best result for their unique skin’s needs. To see all of our Obagi products that can treat hyperpigmentation, click here.
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Other Advanced Ways to Treat Hyperpigmentation without Products
As you can see, there are treatments for unsightly hyperpigmentation. The combination of at home approaches, like Obagi Nu-Derm, and in-office treatments, like microneedling with PRP, offers synergy, so you can get more pronounced benefits and see quicker results. An esthetician can examine your skin and help you determine the best approach for your unique skin care needs.