Over the years, your skin has been exposed to environmental stress, which may have caused damage reaching into the deepest layers of your skin. Photodamage caused by the sun’s harmful rays is the main cause of the fine lines, wrinkles and age spots that you may already see or that you will eventually see on your face.
The Nu-Derm System is the physician-dispensed, prescription-strength skincare system that can actually transform your skin at the cellular level. By addressing the signs of photodamage and restoring the healthy function of your skin cells, this system is clinically proven to result in younger and healthier-looking skin. Dr. Vendetti and the professional staff at Virginia Surgical Arts are trained in using and dispensing Nu-Derm.
What are the effects of photodamage on your skin?
As your skin ages and is exposed to UVA and UVB rays, the turnover of skin cells slows significantly–throwing off the balance between the growth of healthy new cells and the sloughing off of old, damaged cells. Additionally, collagen and elastin begin to break down, causing the skin to lose resilience, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Daily exposure to UV light accelerates this aging process and may cause uneven coloring.
Signs of photodamage and aging
- Age spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Rough skin
- Skin laxity
- Erythema (redness)
- Sallowness (complexion)
- Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)
How does the Nu-Derm System transform your skin?
The Nu-Derm System penetrates the surface of your skin to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level and correct the damage within.
Using a specific dose and frequency that’s recommended specifically by your skincare professional for your skin condition, the prescription-strength system exfoliates old skin, leaving healthy, new skin that looks and acts younger and healthier.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How quickly will I see results when using the Nu-Derm System?
A: Your individually prescribed protocol and frequency of use should be determined by your skincare professional, but you can typically expect visible improvements in four to six weeks.
Q: Why is the Nu-Derm System sold exclusively by physicians?
A: The Nu-Derm System contains prescription-strength formulations.
Q: What is the difference between the Nu-Derm System and products purchased from department stores, drug stores and infomercials, etc.?
A: The products in the Nu-DermSystem are clinically proven, prescription-strength ingredients that work at the cellular level to improve your skin cell function. Products purchased from a retail store are cosmetic-based products that do not contain prescription-strength ingredients.
Q: How often should I visit my dermatologist, plastic surgeon or other skincare professional when using the Nu-DermSystem?
A: Your dermatologist or plastic surgeon will talk with you about how often you should check in once you’ve started using the Nu-Derm System.
Q: Can the Nu-Derm System be used during pregnancy?
A: Please consult your physician and refer to “Important Product Information” labeling.
Q: Can the Nu-Derm System be used if I will be in the sun (e.g. at sporting events or at the beach)?
A: Keeping in mind that extended sun exposure damages the skin, it is suggested that you avoid prolonged sun exposure without protection. While on the system, you can participate in normal outdoor activity; however, your skin may be sensitive to sun and heat. It is very important to always wear a sunscreen, like Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 and/or the Physical UV Block SPF 32 in the Nu-Derm System. You should reapply sun protection every few hours while exposed to the sun.
Q: Why should I use all the products in the Nu-DermSystem?
A: Each product in the Nu-Derm System is specifically designed to work together to provide the best results. When used as a system, the prescription-strength ingredients work to effectively balance the pH level of your skin and penetrate into the layers of your skin for superior results. Dr. Vendetti will guide you in using the system, based on an assessment of your needs.
In addition to Obagi Nu-Derm, we are proud to retail other Obagi products at our Virginia Beach practice.