Obagi Transformations: Maria Porras

11.22.2017, 10:20 CST | Posted In: Signs of Aging, Uneven Skin Tone & Dark Spots, Obagi Stories

Today we’d like to share Maria’s exciting transformation story with the Obagi Nu-Derm® system. Hyperpigmentation, which may appear as freckles or dark spots, are the bane of a woman’s life, but with the Obagi Nu-Derm system*, you may be able to ditch the heavy cover up and show off your glowing, even-toned skin!†

If you don’t believe us, just keep reading, and as Maria mentions, a picture really is worth a thousand words! Check it out:

Before and after just 3 weeks

Before and after 12 weeks


Individual results may vary.

“My name is Maria and I am writing you to tell you how Obagi has changed my life. The brand was introduced to me by a friend about 2 and a half years ago when I mentioned how frustrated I was with the freckles and dark spots on my face, which became bigger and darker after pregnancy. She specifically recommended the Obagi Nu-Derm® system. She told me how well it had worked for her and her sisters, and told me to look up ‘Obagi before and after’ on the Internet. I was very impressed with what I saw, and immediately consulted with a physician and purchased the Obagi Nu-Derm kit for normal to dry skin.

I think that a picture is worth more than a thousand words, so I will let you judge the results. I have been using the Obagi Nu-Derm system ever since (on and off) and I literally will not use anything else because why waste my money when I already have the absolute best product there is? When I show my friends my before and after pictures, they cannot believe it, and I am paying it forward now by being the one that recommends this amazing product to others!” [The safety and effectiveness of the Obagi 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. See below for Important Safety Information about the Obagi Nu-Derm system.]

You can’t argue with that proof! Thank you for sharing your story with us, Maria, and for having the courage to show other women that they don’t need to live with hyperpigmentation.

If you’re currently dealing with hyperpigmentation, ask your physician if the Obagi Nu-Derm system may be right for your skin, and, you never know, you may just be our next testimonial!

If you have an Obagi story for us, please don’t hesitate to share. You might even be featured on our website!

*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.



(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 nonasthmatic 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.

Please see Prescribing Information for Clear and Blender.


†Individual results may vary.
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