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OBAGI Medical®

Obagi Medical is one of the most well-known brands on the market, having been around for more than 30 years. This brand revolutionised the way medical-grade cosmetics are made, and it was one of the first to use ingredients like vitamin A and hydroquinone to treat ageing skin and hyperpigmentation, respectively.

Obagi Skin Care’s concept is to change the skin from the inside out. Its unique cutting-edge technology causes cellular changes by encouraging fibroblasts to generate more collagen, elastin, and GAGs while also slowing the rate of collagen breakdown in the skin.

It may also help to restore the skin barrier and boost the skin’s natural capacity to hydrate and generate moisture. All of these elements contribute to the reduction of signs of ageing, photoaging, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, dull, dehydrated skin, and other skin issues including melasma and acne. Skin that has been transformed is healthier, firmer, and has a more even tone. The amazing results that patients get from utilising those products are the primary reason why this has become one of the most well-known medical skincare brands on the globe.

Who are the right patients for Obagi?

● A patient who is able to commit to using several products.
● A patient who has medical concerns such as hyperpigmentation, melasma, photoaging
● A patient who seeks to prevent/slowdown skin ageing or rejuvenation
● A patient who wants to reduce saggy skin, improve firmness, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles will benefit from this       procedure.
● Patients with acne
● Patients with Rosacea

Hyperpigmentation and Melasma

Depending on the severity and type of pigmentation, Obagi has several options that patients may choose from. Some of the products are stronger and require prescriptions, while others are less potent non-prescription medical-grade products.

Both prescription and non-prescription ingredients work by penetrating through the skin layers to control the function of the melanocytes, the cells responsible for the production of melanin (pigment) in the skin. In addition to that, the systems also improve general skin health, repair the skin barrier, regulate cell turnover, and improve the skin’s natural ability to protect itself. The most widely known systems for this particular concern are the Nu-Derm system and the Obagi C System.

For patients who require faster results or have severe hyperpigmentation/melasma, a combination of medical-grade cosmetics and a chemical peel may be recommended.

Please see our hyperpigmentation page for more information.

Who will benefit from these systems?

  • Hyperpigmentation patients
  • Melasma sufferers
  • Premature Aging Concerns
  • The patient is seeking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
  • The patient is seeking to improve skin laxity.
  • Acne patients with pigmentation


Acne is one of the most common skin concerns affecting patients of all ages. Acne can be intermittently related to specific triggers, semi-chronic (affecting adolescents during puberty) and chronic. While using good skincare should be a priority for anyone seeking healthy, youthful skin, it is particularly important for acne patients. Correct skin care can be the one difference between good and bad acne control. Suboptimal acne control does not only give an aesthetically unpleasing look, but can also be related to psychological problems as well as long-term consequences such as scarring.

Obagi Medical has created an exclusive system called CLENZIderm specifically designed to reduce acne quickly and effectively. In addition, CLENZIderm helps to manage the acne long-term to avoid unnecessary further breakouts.


Ageing Skin

There are different factors that can contribute to someone’s skin looking aged and tired. Such factors include:

  • Loss of Elastin in the skin, leading to loss of firmness and a saggy look
  • Loss of Collagen leading to fine lines and wrinkles
  • Photoaging leading to Hyperpigmentation and Age Spots
  • Loss of GAGs (Hyaluronic acid-like molecules) causing dehydration and contributing further to fine lines and wrinkles

All those factors are part of the normal ageing process in the skin, but are exacerbated by certain external factors such as UV light, Pollution, Smoking, Alcohol, and the use of the wrong Skincare Products.

Luckily, Obagi has products that can help with all those factors, slowing down the normal ageing process of the skin and improving current skin concerns.

There is a range of products that can be used to help with the problem of ageing skin. Which is best for you can be determined during the consultation at BLU Clinics London.

Prevention and Rejuvenation

At BLU Clinics London, what we love about Obagi Medical is that it offers a range of options for every patient, regardless of age and concerns. There are specific combinations of products that can be used for younger patients who are looking simply for rejuvenation, or to slow down the skin ageing process and have youthful-healthy looking skin for as long as possible.

Prevention and Rejuvenation

Why Choose Blu Clinics London?

All of the skincare brands we work with at BLU Clinics London have an exceptional success rate with our patients.

The brand of choice for each individual is determined by factors such as personal preferences, lifestyle, and particular skin problems.

At BLU Clinics, we understand that the first and most essential step in achieving the best results from your skin care regimen is consistency in your everyday routine. This is why we take a comprehensive approach and provide all of our patients with a complimentary consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will benefit from the use of Obagi skincare?

While Obagi initially focused more on specific medical concerns, in recent years they have also introduced skincare lines for patients with healthy young skin who are looking for rejuvenation, prevention or antiaging.

Anyone with the following concerns is a candidate for Obagi skincare.

  • Photoaging
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Blemishes
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Acne
  • Oily Skin
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Premature Aging
  • Healthy skin: looking for prevention
  • Rejuvenation
  • Dehydration
  • Dull-looking skin
  • Loss of firmness
Why do we choose Obagi Medical at BLU Clinics?

At BLU Clinics London, we love these products for several main reasons.

  1. Years of experience and innovation has allowed Obagi to collect large clinical databases, and conduct a number of large scale studies to perfect their products along the way, and introduce new ones.
  2. An innovative technique that allows products to reach the skin’s correct layer to perform better, and give less unwanted side effects.
  3. Obagi Medical has a wide range of products that address all common skin issues.
  4. System platform that is simple to use.

To find out more please visit our blog.

What is the Nu-Derm?

The Nu-Derm System is the first system introduced by Obagi Medical and has been on the market for many years, proven to provide excellent results. It is the strongest, most effective system specifically designed to tackle hyperpigmentation concerns. What makes the system so effective is the blend of active ingredients and the patented technology that helps them penetrate all the way to the dermal layer of the skin.

What is the Obagi-C System?

The Obagi C System includes the same active ingredients that control pigmentation as the Nu-Derm System, but with lower concentration of active ingredients. Another substantial difference is that the Obagi C System contains potent antioxidants such as Vitamin C that are specifically formulated to penetrate the correct skin layer of the skin and neutralise potentially damaging free radicals. All ingredients are designed to work synergistically to reduce the damaging effect of extrinsic factors on the skin, protect the skin barrier, help the skin to repair itself while allowing it to rejuvenate within by optimising collagen, elastin and GAG production. Obagi C System is a milder system compared to NuDerm and may be preferable by those patients who wish to minimise the severity of the initial unpleasant reactive phase, or those with more sensitive skin.


CLENZIderm is a prescription system that contains potent ingredients. What makes it superior and more effective to other cheaper alternatives available in pharmacies is the bioavailability and the penetration ability of the active products.

For more information about acne and the type of treatments we provide, please visit our dedicated acne page.

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