Patient Feature: Jamie


Nothing speaks louder than personal experience. The testimonials and reviews from customers like you speak volumes about the Obagi experience and how our products can help transform the appearance of your skin. See what real women are saying about their experience with Obagi products.


The testimonials presented are based on these users’ experiences and individual results may vary. See an Obagi physician for more information and to select the products that are right for you.


Jaimie, like many others, thought that tanned skin meant healthy skin. What she didn’t realize was that her tan was masking years of sun damage. After starting a job at a med-spa, Jaimie quickly realized that the true way to healthy skin is through good skin care and avoiding the harmful effects of the sun. After using Obagi Nu-Derm® to help address years of sun damage and melasma, Jaimie has learned the importance of sunscreen and the power of Obagi. This is her transformational story.


Real Routines: Jaimie


Primary Skin Concern: Sun damage and Melasma

Obagi Products: Obagi Nu-Derm*, ELASTIderm® Eye Cream, Professional-C® Serum 20%


Skin Care Advice: Always use a SPF. I love the Obagi Sun Shield Matte SPF 50. It goes on very well under makeup - no greasy feel! I tell people it’s pointless to correct your skin if you are not going to protect it with SPF.


My Story:

Before I became a Patient Care Coordinator at a cosmetic surgery practice in Virginia, I really wasn’t aware of the damage the sun can do to your face. I rarely used sunscreen and my skin care routine consisted of a few over-the-counter products. Worst of all, I frequently went indoor tanning as I was on the Washington Nationals entertainment squad "The Nat Pack" and wanted to look tan; this also caused me to be in the sun a lot.


When I started working at a med-spa, I became educated on skin care and the harmful things I was doing to my skin. I stopped tanning and quickly noticed the damage I had caused from the sun and tanning bed. In addition, watching patients undergo laser treatments to minimize the appearance of their sun damage was a wakeup call... and those are the lucky patients as opposed to those who had melanoma.


I had sun spots, dull, aging skin and melasma on my forehead and cheek area. I looked years older than I really was! It is amazing to see the damage that remains once the tan goes away. I started using the Obagi Nu-Derm System and after my initial transformation stage I could see a HUGE difference in my skin. The sun spots and melasma were gone and I had healthier-looking, more even skin. See below for Important Safety Information about the Obagi Nu-Derm System.


I only regret not knowing about Obagi earlier and more importantly, not knowing about the dangers of tanning. I, like many other young people, was under the misconception that you have to have a tan to look like you have good skin.


Today, I use my Obagi Nu-Derm System with the Obagi Professional-C Serum and ELASTIderm Eye Cream daily**. I couldn’t imagine my skin without it! This skin care line really works. Regardless of my future profession, beauty industry or not, I learned a very valuable lesson about skin care and will never use anything but the Obagi Nu-Derm System.


Now, I am constantly told by patients that I have beautiful skin and they want their skin to look like mine. My family and friends have also noticed a big change in my skin and my mom says I look like a teenager again!


*Not available in select states including MA, MT, NH, NY, and TX, due to state regulations regarding the ability of physicians to dispense prescription drug products in their offices. For an effective, cosmetic skin-brightening option, learn about the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx System.


**The safety and effectiveness of the Nu-Derm System beyond 24 weeks of use have not been established.


If no improvement is seen after three (3) months of treatment, use of this product should be discontinued. Sun exposure should be limited by using a sunscreen agent, or protective clothing to cover bleached skin when using and after using this product in order to prevent darkening from reoccurring.



(Contain prescription 4% hydroquinone


People with prior history of sensitivity or allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients should not use it. The safety of topical hydroquinone use during pregnancy or in children (12 years and under) has not been established.


Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth, or lips. In case of accidental contact, patient should rinse eyes, nose, mouth, or lips with water and contact physician.


Sunscreen use is an essential aspect of hydroquinone therapy because even minimal sunlight exposure sustains melanocytic activity.


Contains sodium metabisulfite, a sulfite that may cause allergic-type reactions including anaphylactic symptoms and life-threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible people. The overall prevalence of sulfite sensitivity in the general population is unknown and probably low. Sulfite sensitivity is seen more frequently in asthmatic than in no asthmatic people.


Treatment should be limited to relatively small areas of the body at one time since some patients experience a transient skin reddening and a mild burning sensation, which does not preclude treatment.


Pregnancy Category C: Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with topical hydroquinone. It is also not known whether hydroquinone can cause fetal harm when used topically on a pregnant woman or affect reproductive capacity. It is not known to what degree, if any, topical hydroquinone is absorbed systemically. Topical hydroquinone should be used on pregnant women only when clearly indicated.


Nursing Mothers: It is not known whether topical hydroquinone is absorbed or excreted in human milk. Caution is advised when topical hydroquinone is used by a nursing mother.


Pediatric Usage: Safety and effectiveness in children below the age of 12 years have not been established.


Use of the product should be discontinued if hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients is noted.


Click here for Prescribing Information for Nu-Derm Clear and Nu-Derm Blender.


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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