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Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:54 am      Reply with quote
Hi
I have seen loads of posts on Obagi nuderm but not so many on obagi c rx skin health system.
Has anyone used this? Is it less aggressive than nuderm? I don't know if I could go to work with my skin looking as bad as some of the descriptions I have read here! If I was having a bad reaction could I reduce it to every second day or would this make any difference?

Also has anyone used Obagi Elastiderm for decolletage? I have a large brown splodge on my chest which I would like to fade.
I have ordered retin a from A.D.C. Maybe this would do the same job over a longer time. Any advice or input welcome.
I have never used any of the products mentioned on these forums before so I am a complete newbie.
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Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:44 am      Reply with quote
galgallaimh wrote:
Hi
I have seen loads of posts on Obagi nuderm but not so many on obagi c rx skin health system.
Has anyone used this? Is it less aggressive than nuderm? I don't know if I could go to work with my skin looking as bad as some of the descriptions I have read here! If I was having a bad reaction could I reduce it to every second day or would this make any difference?

Also has anyone used Obagi Elastiderm for decolletage? I have a large brown splodge on my chest which I would like to fade.
I have ordered retin a from A.D.C. Maybe this would do the same job over a longer time. Any advice or input welcome.
I have never used any of the products mentioned on these forums before so I am a complete newbie.


Hi there. Your best bet will be to go to a derm or esty if you are thinking about any of the Obagi medical line. I have used the C-RX. It can be just as aggressive as the Nu Derm in terms of redness of the face and dryness. Probably not quite as bad as Retin A is not used in the C-RX line. What are you trying to "fix" with your skin? If you have hyperpigmentation, then either the Nu Derm or C-RX will work. However, again they are both aggressive and you will have the best results if someone personally sees you and gives you a routine to follow.

I have used the Obagi decolletage set. I did not stick with it long enough to tell you about results unfortunately! You can always use Retin A and C on that area with a sunscreen daily for 4-6 months to see if that alone gives you any results.

Retin A will take an extremely long time on brown spots and even using it nightly for 1 year usually does not get rid of it all.

You can reduce either of the systems to every other day and go at a slower pace. Of course, your results will be slower, as well. Also, sometimes this can lead to more flaking, as your skin is never really getting adjusted to the products with a slower usage. HTH!
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I have brown spots on my face, some of them are large areas of dark skin from over tanning up to a few years ago. I have it on my chest and arms as well. I would also like to refresh my skin as I am in my forties and its time to start a proper skin routine. I usually cleanse and moisturise with fairly cheap products.
I visited this forum a couple of years ago but didn't know where to begin what with all the gadgets and creams and recipes e.t.c. so I came back a couple of weeks ago and liked the sound of this system. I was just going to try the retin a but I am now considering the obagi.
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Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:35 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Gal,
I think Obagi Nuderm is your best bet when it comes to dealing with hyperpigmentation -- especially on the face. Since you said you've read some of the Nuderm posts, you're already aware of the intensity of the system. Plus, it's about an 18 week ordeal. So, I understand there's a lot to consider before taking the plunge!

I've used a few of the "C" products but I haven't really followed the complete protocol. However, I do like the cleanser and the Vit C serum with 4% hydroquinone.

I wasn't able to successfully use the Nuderm products on my chest. The skin on my chest seems to be ultra-sensitive.

Good luck with whatever you choose to do! Smile

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Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:55 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks

I will give it more thought (it always takes me forever to make any decision) and use the retin a in the meantime. That may give me an indication as to how my skin will react to this type of thing.
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Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:11 pm      Reply with quote
Hearing that you are in your 40's, and fighting hyperpigmentation, the Nu Derm is your best bet if you decide to go the Obagi route.
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I used the nu derm range and honestly it was the only products that made a impact to my skin in regars to pigmentation. Now I'm on maintainence and decided to try the C-RX range which I love as well. It's less aggressive and the there are less products to use, however I still need to incorporate retin A with the Obagi blender atleast 4 times per week in the pm to really maintain the results I have achieved from the nu derm. It's the retin A used with the blender in the Obagi nu derm system that really mades the biggest impact. Retin A isn't part of the C-RX range.
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The C-rx system is definitely less aggressive than the Nu-Derm system. It even says so on the Obagi website. I personally have been on both systems and have had good success with both. The Nu-Derm system is much more dramatic at first as peeling and redness is expected. The C-rx system I found I did not peel or get red to the same degree as the Nu-Derm system.
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Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:36 am      Reply with quote
I THINK nuderm IS BETTER.
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Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:02 am      Reply with quote
Thanks for your replies.
I know from reading this forum that nuderm is probably better but I wouldn't be able to go to work with bright red peeling flaky skin so thats why I am interested in the less aggressive one.
I expect it to make some improvement. Maybe I could use retin a as well.
Is the starter kit 18 weeks supply or will I have to buy more of anything? If I fill half a dropper twice a day I would think the c serum would be gone in a week.
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Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:44 am      Reply with quote
I am not sure because everybody is different but my case Rx C system doesn't work at all. Nu derm works better with brown spot I think.
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Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:56 am      Reply with quote
galgallaimh wrote:

Is the starter kit 18 weeks supply or will I have to buy more of anything? If I fill half a dropper twice a day I would think the c serum would be gone in a week.


I don't know if all the products will last 18 weeks or not. I am not sure the C-RX has a protocol of 18 weeks to be honest with you. But, you don't use 1/2 dropperful of the Clarifying Serum. You should only use about 4-5 drops to cover your face.
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