Hi. I am not really peeling on my Obagi NuDerm... I am doing it correctly, but nothing is really happening. I have used Retin A for a long time. Thanks!
Not Really Peeling with Obagi, Is this Normal?
Doctor Answers (3)
Peeling with Obagi Creams
I would surmise that since you have exfoliated chronically with retin a, you may not experience the same degree of peeling now that you are using the Obagi.
The ingredient that causes most of the peeling in Obagi Nu Derm is the Retin A used at night-time. If you have already used Retin A in the past, you may not have as much reaction as newbies to Obagi. Make sure it is Retin A 0.1% and consider applying it with your blender in a stronger mix than usual. We often suggest half Blender, half Retin A so you could up to 2/3 RetinA to 1/3 Blender. The last suggestion would be to switch to Tazorac which tends to cause more peeling than RetinA.
Obagi and Retina A
What strength Retina A are you using? Retina A comes in 3 strengths. We start patients on the low strength, so that they can gradually move up to the highest strength and use it every day. Some patients can never get to the highest strength. The Obagi System is designed to work with Retina A, and to be used everyday. Retina A could help determine your results with Obagi. Check with your Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist to be sure you are using the correct Retina A.