Obagi Nuderm vs. Clenziderm - Which is better?

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

The Obagi product line has been expanded from the Nuderm system to incorporate an acne regimen utilizing a novel benzoyl peroxide. This acne system is known as Clenziderm and has more exfoliative and acne reducing properties when compared to the standard foaming gel or gentle cleanser seen in the Nuderm line.

Clenziderm is effective in the treatment of large pores and acne whereas the Nuderm line is more effective with melasma and fine wrinkles. 

Questions should be addressed to an experienced skin health specialist. I typically prescribe both systems, but individualize them to the specific skin characteristics of the patient.