How effective is OBAGI for acne scars?
Posted 02 December 2003 - 08:03 PM
Can it really fade red acne marks? Til how long did you see the results?
How about pitted ones? Will i see improvement too?
btw, my kit contains the Cleanser, Toner, Clear, Exfoderm Forte, Blender, Sunblock..
Posted 02 December 2003 - 08:41 PM
Posted 02 December 2003 - 08:51 PM
I asked my derm about it but shes really positive about me using OBAGI...so i bought the kit, coz i think she knows better. she uses the line too.
berserker: have u tried the obagi system too? how was it? pls share =P~
Posted 02 December 2003 - 08:59 PM
Posted 02 December 2003 - 10:16 PM
I had more improvment using BP and mandelic acid in 2wks then what obagi did for me in months
Posted 03 December 2003 - 03:01 AM
Posted 03 December 2003 - 10:52 AM
Obagi products did not do much for my skin. Like I said I got blackheards on my cheeks and forehead-Blackheads were never a problem for me until obagi. My skin texture might have been more smooth, but not smooth enough to want blackheads from the deal. I never got the blue peel done. Smartest decision I made. A few patients at my plastic surgeons office received the blue peel and there face was glowing after about 1week. After a month everything went back to the way it was before. Obagi is very expensive and its just not worth the money for what it does. Obagi is good for people who have money and have almost flawless skin to begin with.
Posted 03 December 2003 - 11:54 AM
I'm totally happy with the system -- just bought more Clear (the stuff that runs out the fastest). I haven't been keeping up with the retin-a so well lately (I've been sick, so I kinda collapse when I get home from work...bad Kristin!), so it's been even easier to see the difference that the system has made in my skin tone (no redness/peeling lately). Of course, no one product or system works the same for everyone, but this has been totally worth it for me.
lia -- I think that the peeling is an important part of the process. I think going up to the .1% will probably cause you some peeling. I'm on the .1% retin-a micro now, and my aesthetician just told me last week that she thought it'd be a good idea to use 1 gram instead of a 1/2 gram w/ the Blender, which definitely accelerated the peeling process (I didn't really think it'd make that much of a difference, but it did).
Posted 03 December 2003 - 05:00 PM
I must have every scar mentioned and the obagi is fading every one of them,even the ice picks.
I have been using the obagi for about a year which is a slow process but i think this time next year my scars may have faded as to where i am happy.
I use retinova 0.05% cream which does not make my face red nor does it peel me much but it is fading the scar faster than the retin-a gel which was only 0.025%.
Lia77,u do not have to peel to fade the scar as my derm told me and they were right,my scars r fading much faster since i have started using the retinova but with the retin-a get i peeled alot with a red face but not much improvement on my scars.
Like pongwench said products work for some people but not for others so try it and if it dosn't work for u then u will have to fine another product.
Good luck,hope it works.
Posted 03 December 2003 - 05:22 PM
I'm curious because I used to go for microdermabrasions at a plastic surgeons office where they carried both the Obagi line and Biomedic and they recommended me to do the Biomedic. Now, I never asked them why but I would be curious to know if other products were carried in the offices that are selling you the Obagi.....
Posted 03 December 2003 - 05:38 PM
Either the clear or exfoderm in Obagi kit caused black heads so use those two carefully. Also Obagi is expensive and you can find all the same products with different label much cheaper.
Note, its not meant for indented scars.
Posted 03 December 2003 - 05:54 PM
I know that the place that recommended Obagi to me carries another skin care line, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was -- could be biomedic, but it also might be MD forte. I'll look next time I'm there...
Posted 03 December 2003 - 07:44 PM
well my skin is not that bad ANYMORE since as ive said i was in treatment for 6mos wid tretinoin,kojic,aha...so i got the OBAGI hoping that it could really improve my skin's texture and make my scars less noticeable...i still have some redmarks which takes a looong time to disappear and i thougth obagi will help them go away faster..
its my 4th day of the regimen and my skin looks fair and rosy as usual, no heavy redness and peel, though i can see some signs of very light micro peeling overall. but still i can see those scars on my cheeks (if i inspect myself upclose in the mirror) and the stubborn redmarks on my chin and on my right cheek. so far, i dont have any negative reactions with obagi...hope the final result is worth it, though.
Posted 04 December 2003 - 03:03 PM
I used md forte products first but they were a waste of money,i then asked about obagi and i tried it.
I think the obagi is working wonders for me and i'm glad i found something that works for me.
I never went to there clinic as i live in uk,i ordered it on the net at www.skintrigue.com and yes they sell all kinds of products.
Posted 04 December 2003 - 04:22 PM
Posted 04 December 2003 - 04:22 PM
Posted 06 December 2003 - 10:50 AM
I suffered from severe acne when i got arthritis which left me with very bad scars.
Hols,u r wrong with the retin-a,i used retin-a for years and it did nothing to help improve my scars,i use retinova cream 0.05% with the obagi.
The blender is the main one in the obagi cycle that is making my scars fade.
I read on this board that someone mentioned retin-a can give u cycts which r the worst for scarring and the Dr's were looking into this.
Posted 06 December 2003 - 11:11 AM
Posted 06 December 2003 - 01:05 PM
Well, I still stand that it's the retin A that helps with skin texture. That is a documented fact in studies. As far as getting cysts from Retin A, yes there is an ingredient in the cream that can be problematic to acne-prone skin, but if you get the Retin A micro gel that should take care of that. I agree that Obagi helps with pigmentationâ€”but that is only because of the hydroquinone. Obagi, by itself does nothing for scars, IMO. The products are WAY overpriced. I'm glad you're getting results, though.