Obagi Nuderm Expert: 5 steps to successful management of Melasma

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The Obagi Nuderm program is regimented and allows for managment of melasma.  In our Santa Monica office, we follow the strictest Kare protocol for Obagi Nuderm which allows for correction of fine lines, melasma, and complexion problems.

"The Obagi Nuderm program is not for everyone.  It should be implemented in patients who are truly determined to correct and rejuvenate skin," says Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a plastic surgeon and skin expert in Santa Monica.  Dr. Karamanoukian practiced with Dr. Zein Obagi in his office in Beverly Hills where he developed a strict protocol for melasma correction.

"In general, our office employs a stimulating peel to expedite the process in patients who are fully employed and who want to expedite the exfoliating/peeling phase of treatment," says Dr. Karamanoukian.

The basic program is as follows:

AM:

  • Foaming Gel
  • Toner
  • Clear cream
  • Exfoderm
  • Sunscreen

PM:

  • Foaming Gel
  • Toner
  • Clear cream
  • Mixture of Blender with Activating cream
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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon