Patient Feature: Jaime

08.08.2013, 16:07 CDT | Posted In: Uneven Skin Tone & Dark Spots, Obagi Stories

Patient Feature: Jaime

Nearly every day you share stories with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and email about how Obagi has transformed your skin. Recently, we heard from Jaime, who suffered from melasma, but thanks to Obagi, has not only significantly improved the appearance of her skin but restored her confidence as well.

As Dr. Marta Rendon explains in a recent Obagi blog post, melasma is a common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, almost exclusively seen in women, and is often embarrassing and frustrating. The exact cause is unknown and treatment can be challenging.

After trying nearly everything Jaime decided to give it one last chance and started using an Obagi skin care system. Her results were incredible. This is Jaime’s story of how Obagi Nu-Derm® helped clear her melasma, allowing her to proudly leave the house without makeup and restoring her confidence.

Name: Jaime Lack
Age: 32 years old
Location: Houston, Texas

Primary Skin Concern: Melasma
Current Skin Care Regimen: Obagi Nu-Derm System
Skin Care Advice: You MUST use sunscreen—preferably Obagi’s Sun Shield SPF 50 (which I love because it doesn’t clog my pores and it goes on with a smooth finish).

My story:
I used to have melasma. It continued to worsen with every treatment I tried including laser treatments, at-home and over-the-counter bleaching creams, microdermabrasion, and painful chemical peels. Eventually, I pretty much decided to just live with my damaged-looking skin. Then, I heard about Obagi Nu-Derm and decided to give it ONE MORE TRY. It was the best decision I ever made! Now my skin looks like a porcelain doll!!

I had become accustomed to getting stared at when I didn’t wear makeup in public; now people stop me in stores to tell me how beautiful my complexion is!

The truth is I was first introduced to Obagi by my dermatologist back in 2009. But I didn’t use it as prescribed and saw very little results. In the beginning of 2013, after seeing my struggles with melasma, my close friend reintroduced me to Obagi. This time I vowed to do it right.

It’s been 14 weeks and counting since starting with Obagi’s Nu-Derm and I feel confident saying that it changed EVERYTHING. It’s worth every step of the process—initially I experienced redness, peeling and discomfort but the results speak for themselves. You cannot even tell I have ever had melasma. At one point I was even using foundation that was developed for burn patients as a way to cover my uneven complexion—but now I no longer feel that I need to cover my skin with thick foundations and makeup. Since I started using Obagi, I get compliments on my skin regularly which is something I have never experienced before!

Do you have an Obagi success story like Jaime’s? Email us at, and you could be chosen as our next featured patient on our blog.