Your Post-Op Product Lineup
Have you ever considered an in-office aesthetic procedure or plastic surgery? Along with a customized Obagi® skin care routine, many people seeking optimal beauty or skin health may choose to receive a rejuvenating in-office procedure and/or plastic surgery from their skin care physician to reach that next level of confidence.
While these aesthetic procedures may offer skin-enhancing or health benefits, there is often down time in the days, or sometimes weeks, that follow as your skin recovers. If you’re considering a laser procedure, peel or plastic surgery, review the list of Obagi products below that can help aid in your skin’s recovery.
Appropriate for: If you have previously gone under the knife, have new or old scars, burns or trauma, or show early signs of keloid or hypertrophic scars.1
What is it: Normal wound healing involves a complex series of steps that can sometimes result in unsightly scars. Dermatix Ultra uses a clinically proven, advanced silicone gel designed to help manage and reduce the appearance of scars.1
Why it works:1
- Dermatix Ultra dries to form a barrier that helps maintain the skin’s moisture balance and leaves skin feeling clean and silky.
- The formula utilizes four major silicone components to balance therapeutic benefits with patient comfort and also contains a Vitamin C-ester.
Appropriate for: The dressing and management of wounds, burns, minor scrapes or sores.
What it is: BIAFINE is used to manage wounds, burns and other skin abrasions, and helps promote healing in damaged skin.2 Biafine should not be used on any wound until directed by a physician.
Why it works:
- The formula provides an optimally moist environment for the healing process and isolates the wound from harmful germs and other external contamination.2
- Biafine increases levels of the macrophages – immune cells which aid the healing process during all three phases of the healing process (inflammation, proliferation and maturation).3,4
In addition to products that can help post-procedure recovery, it’s also important that your skin care routine is gentle enough for your recently compromised skin. Your skin care physician may modify or stop your current skin care routine and temporarily opt for a milder, non-irritating treatment during recovery that may include:
- A gentle cleanser such as Nu-Derm® Gentle Cleanser or Gentle Rejuvenation Soothing Cleanser.
- A broad-spectrum sunscreen such as Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50 to protect your new, fragile skin from sun damage.*
Next time you speak with your skin care physician about an in-office aesthetic procedure, be sure you also discuss your post-procedure options to get you back to beautiful faster.
Biafine® Topical Emulsion is used for the dressing and management of wounds, pressure sores, leg ulcers, 1st and 2nd degree burns including sunburns, donor and graft sites, skin reactions to radiation therapy, and minor scrapes.
Important Safety Information About Biafine
Biafine should not be used on any wound until directed by a healthcare professional. Do not use Biafine on bleeding wounds, skin rashes related to food or medication allergies, or when an allergy to one of the ingredients is known.
Do not apply Biafine within 4 hours of a radiation session and do not miss an application during the course of radiation therapy, even for one day.
Do not apply Biafine to a skin graft until your healthcare professional has instructed you to do so.
Biafine is for topical use only. If swallowed, contact a healthcare professional or Poison Control Center immediately. Keep out of reach of children.
Biafine should not be used prior to extended exposure to the sun.
Following application of Biafine a temporary tingling sensation may occur (10 to 15 minutes).
If a wound has become infected, your healthcare professional will advise you whether to continue the use of Biafine while being treated with an anti-infective.
If your condition doesn’t improve within 10–14 days, see your healthcare professional.
See the Instruction for Use for detailed directions for the proper use of Biafine on various types of wounds and burns. See your healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Last updated: 3/9/16
- Dermatix Ultra Patient Brochure. Data on file.
- BIAFINE topical emulsion [prescribing information]. Bridgewater, NJ: Valeant Pharmaceuticals; 2012.
- Coulomb B, Friteau L, Dubertret L. Biafine applied on human epidermal wounds is chemotactic for macrophages and increases the IL-1/IL-6 ratio. Skin Pharmacol. 1997;10:281-287.
- Boisnic S, Branchet-Gumila M-C, Nizri D, Ben Slama L. Histochemical and biochemical modifications induced by experimental irradiation of human skin maintained in survival conditions and modulation by application of an emulsion containing trolamine. Int J Tissue React. 2003;25(1):9-18.
*Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher together with a comprehensive sun protection program including wearing sun protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10am - 2pm may help reduce the risk of premature skin aging.
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