OBAGI Treatment Questions and Answers
ShotDoc offers Obagi treatments. For more information on Obagi treatments, read our Q and A page below or call our clinic today. We serve patients from San Jose CA, Los Gatos CA, Milpitas CA, Santa Clara CA, and Campbell CA.
Obagi treatments are rejuvenating facials that work to exfoliate the skin and revitalize its appearance. There are many different Obagi treatments available, each with their own distinct use. Different products include acne treatments and treatments to reduce the signs of aging.
How long does it take for Obagi to work?
You will notice visible signs of brighter more uniform skin after 12 weeks, in addition to smoother wrinkles and lines and improved tone and texture of the skin.
It is normal to experience some redness during the first 6 weeks, and the dead skin will flake off as the it is pushed to the surface during the cell turnover stage. Approximately six weeks after treatment, this makes way for new fresh bright skin that starts to appear.
Does Obagi lighten the skin?
Obagi is a treatment free of hydroquinone to lighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation and sun damage age the complexion. Obagi works to create a more even skin tone by fading dark spots. This skin lightener helps minimize imperfections caused by acne, sun damage, melasma, and more. The formula is gentle, yet effectively works to rejuvenate and brighten skin. Obagi also helps to promote the healthy renewal of cells for a more radiant appearance. This lightening cream gradually improves the look of discolored and blotchy skin with continued use.
Obagi can also:
- Minimize dark spots
- Inhibits the production of tyrosinase, an enzyme responsible for dark spots
- Produce antioxidants that protect skin and prevent future damage
- Reduce the appearance of dark spots caused by sun damage
- With the formula free of hydroquinone, it will not irritate skin
It is important to note that some Obagi products contain sodium metabisulfite, which may trigger allergic-type reactions in certain susceptible people including anaphylactic symptoms and mild or life-threatening asthmatic episodes. The overall presence of sulfite sensitivity in the general population is undetermined and likely low. Sulfite sensitivity is more commonly seen in asthmatic people than in nonasthmatic people.
Do Obagi products really work?
Skin aging is an inevitable side effect of progressing in age, but daily sun exposure can contribute to premature aging. Sun-damaged skin appears wrinkled, lackluster, and due to slower skin cell turnover, older, damaged cells accumulate.
The Obagi System is the highest rated skin transformation treatment that helps correct and improve visible signs and symptoms of aging. It helps transform the skin’s appearance by reducing fine lines, wrinkles and darks spots, uncovering younger, healthier-looking skin.
Obagi is ideal if you have:
- Age spots
- Rough skin
- Erythema (redness)
- Sallowness (yellowish complexion)
- Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)
Due to the strength of the ingredients, the Obagi system cannot typically be bought online or over-the-counter. It works as a full skincare system and has active ingredients that exfoliate the dead skin, rejuvenate its overall appearance, lift pigmentation and hyperpigmentation and stimulate new skin using vitamin A in the form of Tretinoin and hydroquinone.
If you or someone you know is experiencing unwanted signs of aging such age fine lines, wrinkles or age spots, come to ShotDoc today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in Obagi treatments and can provide you with younger, clearer skin that will radiate with youthfulness. For more information on our Obagi treatments, call our office and get in touch with a member of our specialist team. To book an appointment with one of our Obagi treatment specialists, visit our website or speak with us over the phone today.