Combining Botox treatments with the Obagi Nu-Derm skin care regimen gives patients better results than just Botox alone, according to clinical trial results. The results also found there was increased patient satisfaction for patients using the Obagi system, which works at the cellular level by exfoliating and stimulating cell turnover, so skin looks younger.
Lead researcher Joel Schlessinger, MD, a dermatologist, said that often his patients have skin that doesn’t always look markedly improved with Botox or other injectables alone.
“Many practitioners are not aware of the potential benefits associated with incorporating this system with other non-invasive procedures in the practice,” he said. “This data clearly highlights the fact that by adding Condition & Enhance [Nu-Derm] to injectable patients’ treatment regimen, patients are addressing multiple aspects of aging skin for optimal results. The results prove that, even in patients who have previously had BOTOX, there is room for improvement.”
Patients saw results using Obagi Nu-Derm: 82 percent of study participants had peers notice a positive change in overall facial appearance, compared with 16 percent of study participants in the standard skin care group.
At the end of the 120-day trial, study participants also reported the following:
- 89 percent were either satisfied or extremely satisfied with their overall facial appearance, as compared to 12 percent of the standard skin care group.
- 93 percent were satisfied or extremely satisfied with the treatment regimen, as compared to 12 percent of the standard skin care group.
- All of the participants using the Nu-Derm System wished to continue treatment after the end of the study.
Obagi skin care products, including the Nu-Derm System, are available through About Faces Cosmetic Surgery.