Patients who used the Obagi Nu-Derm skin care regimen in addition to having Botox, were more satisfied with their results than patients who had a Botox treatment with placebo, according to a clinical trial.
The results also found there was a greater improvement in overall facial appearance among those who used Obagi Nu-Derm, which works at the cellular level by exfoliating and stimulating cell turnover, so skin “behaves” and 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 study ended.
Obagi skin care products, including the Nu-Derm System, are available through Visage Surgical Institute in Medina, Ohio.