Suzan Obagi, MD

Suzan Obagi, MD next-generation line of products

Cleanse, protect and renew your skin with Suzan Obagi, MD

This unique line of products includes clinically proven ingredients and antioxidants. Used consistently, these products refresh and renew the skin, revealing a healthier-looking, more radiant complexion.

  • Clinically studied, dermatologist-tested ingredients and potent antioxidants provide effective treatment with a gentle touch
  • A 3-step process makes daily skin care a simple routine
  • Appropriate for all skin types

The Suzan Obagi, MD line effectively addresses common skin concerns, such as:

  • The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rough skin texture
  • Lackluster, delicate skin

This line is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

A 3-step process for individualized skin care is the core philosophy behind the Suzan Obagi, MD product line. 

  • Cleanse - the skin of dirt and other impurities to create a clean base on which to apply products
  • Renew - and rejuvenate skin complexion and texture with clinically proven ingredients
  • Protect - against UV rays to proactively minimize the visible signs of aging

Here's what people are saying about the Suzan Obagi, MD line of products:

"Relivance Skin Rejuvenating Complex completely diminished the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I'm able to use a retinoid on a daily basis without any redness the following day."

"Soothing Complex is easy to apply and blends smoothly into the skin. It has a calming effect and makes my minor imperfections less noticeable."

"After using Intensive Daily Repair for 6 weeks, my skin is much softer and looks smoother. The product absorbs quickly and my makeup applies well after using it."

Cleanse

Foaming Cleanser
Thick, luxurious microfoam gently and deeply cleanses by removing oil buildup, makeup and other impurities.

Balancing Toner
Removes excess oil and impurities while helping to restore the skin's natural pH. Naturally derived ingredients like witch hazel minimize the look of pores and oily skin. 

Acne Cleansing Wipes
For oily or acne-prone skin, formulated with 2% salicylic acid to help treat and prevent acne while quickly and gently cleansing and refreshing the skin. $22

Cleansing Wipes
The perfect on-the-go solution to quickly cleanse and refresh the skin. Soft, pre-moistened, textured wipes remove excess oil, makeup, dirt and other impurities. $22

Protect

Soothing Complex Broad Spectrum SPF 25
Lightweight, hydrating formula soothes dry, delicate skin and helps to blur minor imperfections with a light tint. Broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 25 provides physical UVA and UVB protection. $86

Renew

Intensive Daily Repair (IDR)
Hydrating and rejuvenating daily lotion contains PHAs gluconolactone and lactobionic acid that gently exfoliate to minimize the look of pores and visible signs of aging. $81

Retivance Skin Rejuvenating Complex
Combines retinaldehyde and other clinically studied ingredients to improve skin complexion and texture, and minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. $138

Obagi Total Transformation Skin Care Systems

Obagi Nu-Derm System

  • Skin aging is a natural process, but daily sun exposure can contribute to premature aging. Sun-damaged skin appears dull, with older, damaged cells accumulating due to slower skin cell turnover.
  • The Nu-Derm System helps transform the skin’s appearance by reducing darks spots, revealing younger, healthier-looking skin.
  • It is clinically proven to help correct and improve signs of skin aging, our #1 physician-dispensed skin care system is specially formulated to transform your complexion for beautiful, healthy-looking skin.
  • Nu-Derm is ideal if you have:
    • Age spots
    • Rough skin
    • Erythema (redness)
    • Sallowness (yellowish complexion)
    • Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)
  • New to Nu-Derm
  • Obagi Nu-Derm Prescribing Information
  • Obagi Nu-Derm Normal to Dry Skin System Components
  • Obagi Nu-Derm Normal to Oily Skin System Components
  • Cost - System typically last 4-6 months. Can buy replacement pieces.
    • Obagi Nu-Derm System with 0.025% Tretinoin - $579
    • Obagi Nu-Derm System with 0.05% Tretinoin - $586 (most popular)
    • Obagi Nu-Derm System with 0.1% Tretinoin - $598
    • Obagi Nu-Derm Travel System - $266 (price does not include Tretinoin)

Obagi-C RX System

  • Early Intervention for Signs of Skin Damage
  • With Obagi-C Rx, you’re on your way to softer, smoother, radiant, and more even-looking skin. The Obagi-C Rx System offers 4% hydroquinone to reduce hyperpigmentation, and other key ingredients that help address the signs of skin aging to maintain younger-looking skin.
  • Obagi-C Rx System products are ideal if you have:
    • Hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and age spots
    • Uneven skin tone
    •  Rough skin
    • The appearance fine lines and wrinkles
    • Dry, normal, or oily skin
  • Clinically Supported Ingredients
    • Prescription 4% hydroquinone
      • Improves hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
      • Provides a lighter, more even-toned complexion
    • Other key ingredients that address the signs of skin aging
      • An exfoliator helps support skin turnover through gentle exfoliation
      • 10% L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) helps defend against free radicals
      •  A broad spectrum sunscreen helps protect against harmful UVA and UVB rays
  • Obagi-C Rx Prescribing Information
  • Obagi-C Rx Normal to Dry Skin System Components
  • Obagi-C Rx Normal to Oily Skin System Components
  • Cost - System typically last 4-6 months. Can buy replacement pieces.
    • Obagi-C Rx Normal to Oily Skin System - $375
    • Obagi-C Rx Normal to Dry Skin System - $403

Obagi CLENZIderm System

  • Complete acne treatment specifically formulated for normal to oily skin to help treat acne where it starts.
  • Three-step acne treatment with clinically proven 5% benzoyl peroxide and 2% salicylic acid to help control mild to moderate acne for a clearer, healthier-looking complexion.
  • Obagi CLENZIderm System Components
  • Cost - System typically last 4-6 months. Can buy replacement pieces.
    • Obagi CLENZIderm System - $159

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Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation System for Sensitive Skin

  • Complete skin care system specially formulated for sensitive skin and for those not yet ready for more aggressive treatments. Includes clinically supported ingredients to help improve the appearance of prematurely aged skin with an exclusive combination of growth factors.
  • The Difference Is in the Exclusive Kinetin-Zeatin Complex
    • The unique and exclusive Kinetin-Zeatin Complex provides growth factors clinically supported to promote healthy, rejuvenated, youthful-looking skin.
  • Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation System Components
  • Cost - System typically last 4-6 months. Can buy replacement pieces.
  • Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation System - $317

Obagi360 System

  • An ideal system for younger patients. A unique combination of effective ingredients provides early intervention for loss of radiance and resilience; the appearance of minimal fine lines and wrinkles; dull, uneven skin texture and complexion; and dry skin.
  • Obagi360 System Components
  • Cost - System typically last 4-6 months. Can buy replacement pieces.
    • Obagi360 System - $157

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Obagi Targeted Solutions

Hydrate Facial Moisturizers

  • Provide long-lasting hydration for essential moisturization and rejuvenation. Our moisturizers are designed for every skin type and help enhance your skin's smoothness with innovative technologies and naturally derived ingredients.
  • Hydrate Facial Moisturizer - $54
    • Provides 8-hour moisture protection with innovative technology and naturally derived ingredients, including shea butter, mango butter, and avocado, to help combat skin dryness.
  • Hydrate Luxe - $78
    • Specifically engineered with key biomimetic peptides, this ultra-rich moisturizer provides overnight, extra-strength moisturization and has a luxurious, balm-like texture and comforting scent.

Sunscreens

  • Sun Shield TINT Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (most popular) - $55
    • Technologically advanced formulation provides skin protection against both UVB and UVA radiation plus infrared defense helps to buffer the skin from heat-derived oxidative stress. Contains zinc oxide. Available in cool and warm shades for different skin tones.
  • Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 - $56
    • Broad-spectrum sunscreen provides UVA/UVB protection in a non-greasy, PABA-free, and fragrance-free formula that applies completely sheer in an elegant matte finish.
  • Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50 - $56
    • An elegant physical sunscreen that protects skin from UVA and UVB rays with a blend of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. This lightweight formula contains unique INVISIBLE ZINC technology, ceramides, and niacinamide which work together to moisturize, soothe, and help restore the protective skin barrier. Works for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Dries clear and is water resistant for up 40 minutes.
  • Professional-C Suncare Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - $55
    • Non-comedogenic, broad-spectrum sunscreen protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays while helping to improve the appearance of the signs of skin aging with 10% L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).

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Professional-C Serum

  • Vitamin C Is an important skin antioxidant offering many useful benefits:
    • Helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
    • Calms skin
    • Brightens skin
    • Retains moisture
    • Stabilizes Vitamin E
  • Professional-C Serum 10% - $84
    • Concentrated formula recommended for dry, irritated or sensitive skin.
  • Professional-C Serum 15% - $101
    • High-performance serum developed for most skin types.
  • Professional-C Serum 20% - $125
    • Highest concentrated serum best suited for normal to oily skin.

ELASTIderm® Eye Products

  • For firmer, more resilient-looking eyes, refresh your skin's appearance with ELASTIderm Eye Products formulated with clinically proven ingredients.
    • ELASTIderm Eye Cream - $122
      • A rich cream formulated with unique bi-mineral complex and malonic acid for firmer, smoother-looking skin around the eyes.
    • ELASTIderm Eye Serum - $122
      • A targeted serum with bi-mineral complex and malonic acid for firmer, smoother-looking skin around the eyes, plus caffeine to help minimize the appearance of under-eye puffiness.

Dermatix Ultra Advanced Scar Treatment

  • Treatment - $56
    • Advanced silicone gel designed to improve and diminish the texture, appearance, and discomfort of scars.
    • Please see Information for the Consumer.

Enriched Facial

OBAGI Blue Peel RADIANCE

  • Specially customized facial peel treatment that includes deep pore cleansing, a mild exfoliation, and moisturization to help rejuvenate and improve skin's complexion.
  • What to expect with Enriched Facial
    • Step 1 - Skin Consultation
      • After the initial skin consultation, your professionally trained specialist will cleanse your skin with an Obagi cleanser customized for your skin type and condition.
      • Once your skin is clean and fresh, your professionally trained specialist can thoroughly analyze your skin and find the essential skin care products right for you.
    • Step 2 - Preparation
      • To prep your skin for the chemical peel, your professionally trained specialist will apply Blue Peel RADIANCE® Prep Solution or an Obagi Toner.
    • Step 3 - Chemical Peel
      • Your professionally trained specialist will carefully apply the Blue Peel RADIANCE chemical peel , salicylic acid-based peel. The procedure should take approximately 20 minutes.
    • Step 4 - Hydrate and Protect
      • As the finishing step, your professionally trained specialist will gently massage the Obagi Hydrate Facial Moisturizer evenly to the entire face.
      • Lastly, he or she will apply Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 to help protect your skin from the sun's damaging UV rays.
    • Cost:
      • One Facial: $150
      • Package Deal: $800 for 6 Facials (1 Facial every 2 months for 1 year)
      • Bestie Promo: Two Facials for $200 (must be done together)

Chemical Peel

OBAGI Original Blue Peel

  • chemical peel is a minimally invasive procedure that helps improve the appearance of skin. During the procedure, your doctor or advance practice nurse carefully applies combination of powerful solutions to the face to remove dead skin cells. The solutions penetrate into the skin, causing dead skins to peel off. The new skin is smoother and more refined-looking.
  • OBAGI Original Blue Peel is a medium-depth chemical peel with a low concentration of trichloroacetic acid (TCA).
    • Depending on the condition of your skin, one to four layers of the Blue Peel will be applied. One to two layers will provide exfoliation and is limited to the epidermis. Three to four layers will reach the papillary dermis and is considered a light depth peel.
  • What to expect with OBAGI Original Blue Peel:
    • With each layer, you will experience the sensation of heat. The acid is self-neutralizing and this sensation automatically subsides within 3-5minutes. After the peel solution is applied, a combination of cooling fan and cool packs can be applied to provide comfort. The bluish tint will wash off before leaving the office, although it is not unusual to have some residual blue coloration remaining for an additional 24 hours. Your skin will begin to peel within 3 days and should be through the peeling process within 7-10 days. In most cases, the peeling should not interfere with your normal lifestyle.
  • The best time to judge the results of a Blue Peel is about 6 weeks after the peel date. It is normal for the skin to undergo a 2-week healing and 4-week recovery phase. A series of 3 Blue Peels performed at least 6-8 weeks apart will provide optimal results.
    • Improves the appearance of fine to medium wrinkles, moderate photodamage, discoloration problems, superficial acne scars
    •  Suitable for most skin types
    • Short recovery with low potential for complications
  • Potential Risk and Complications
    • Bacterial or viral infection
    • Keloid or other scarring
    • Hypo or hyperpigmentation
    • Long-term complications are rare
  • OBAGI Blue Original Chemical Peel Patient Instructions
  • Cost:
    • One Peel: $500
    •  Package Deal: $1,300 for 3 Peels (One every 4 months for 1 year)
    • Bestie Promo: Two for $800 (must be done together)

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

About

  • This laser utilize very short bursts of light energy to vaporize skin layers at the surface. Since the light is focused and controlled, the technique can be used to remove precise amounts of skin with minimal damage. This technique is designed to reduce irregularities in the skin including acne scars, blemishes and even wrinkles.
  • The treatment is meant to remove the upper layers of the skin to create a smoother, more even surface. The procedure itself also stimulates skin to produce collagen, which aids in building a more stable structure. As new skin is produced during the healing period, improved appearance and tone can be expected several weeks after.

What to Expect

  • A numbing agent will have to be administered to minimize pain. This is usually given in the form of topical or local anesthesia. In some patients, anesthesia may be combined with sedatives taken orally.
  • Treatment could take 30 minutes to an hour. It is out-patient. You can expect to go home immediately after treatment. If sedative is given, you will need a driver.
  • After the procedure, Aquaphor will be applied to the treated area to protect it. Since the outer layer of the skin is exposed during the first few days post-treatment, it is recommended that patients stay indoors to prevent exposure to sunlight, pollutants and other irritants that may lead to infection.
  • It is normal for the treated area to feel and look like a sunburn for the first few days. Full recovery can be expected in 1-2 weeks. With continued improvement for the next several weeks to months post treatment.

Potential Side Effects, Risks and Complications

  • Discomfort: You may experience discomfort, a burning sensation, or pain during the first few days.
  • Redness of Skin: This is expected for at least 1-2 days after treatment. However, it may occur 2-6 months and possibly longer.
  • Skin Tightness: Sensation of skin tightness may occur (peaks at 3-8 weeks post treatment).
  • Skin Pigment Changes: Transient hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) could occur 3-8 weeks post laser treatment. Hyperpigmentation may be resolved with bleaching solutions but hypopigmentation is difficult to correct.
  • Skin Itchiness: Can occur in the early healing phase. Using Aquaphor will help. You may take 25mg Benadryl at bedtime to help relieve symptoms.
  • Acne Breakouts: Immediately follow the treatment, some patients may experience acne breakouts. These often fade away as the skin heals.
  • Herpes Simplex (Fever Blisters): Occurrence or recurrence of herpes simplex is a possible short-term effect. Please inform us of your history before laser treatment. It will be necessary to pre-treat with oral antiviral medication.

Patient Instructions

Preparation for Treatment

  • One week prior to procedure, discontinue use of topical tretinoin (Retin-A) cream and these oral medications: Ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil & Vitamin E.
  • Notify us if you have a history of fever blisters as you may need to be pre-medicated with antiviral medication.
  • Prior to procedure, purchase:
    • Aquaphor healing ointment
    • Cetaphil face wash
    • Prescription(s) sent to pharmacy
    • May want spray bottle on hand

Procedure Day

  • Come to office with clean skin. No makeup, creams, perfumes or lotions.
  • Plan to arrive 1 hour early to sign consent, take pictures, and have topical numbing applied.
  • Immediately after consent is signed take prescribed sedative, Valium. You are to bring this with you. You will need a driver.
  • Immediate Post Treatment Care
    • Keep area covered with topical ointment. Do not wash face.
    • Do not apply makeup.
    • Apply cooling compresses.
    • If desired, may spray water mist on skin using distilled or spring water.
    • May take an analgesic Tylenol for discomfort.
    • At night sleep with head slightly elevated.

General Post-Treatment Instructions
 

  • Wait until next morning to wash your face. Cleanse with Cetaphil 2-3 times a day. Use this for the duration of the healing process. Pat skin dry, do not rub. Do NOT use any scrubs, Retin-A, Benzoyl Peroxide or hydroquinone.
  • Hydrate: Apply Aquaphor a few times a day to keep skin well moisturized. Avoid other moisturizing agents for at least 5 days. Do NOT pick or scratch if crusting occurs.
  • No makeup for at least 5 days post treatment.
  • No Sun Exposure: Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 1-2 months post treatment in order to reduce the chance of dark or light spots.
  • No tweezing, waxing, bleaching or chemical peels while healing.
  • May resume regular skin care once treated area is healed (no exfoliation).

Costs

Treatment costs depend on the area and condition being treated. Below are per-session estimates. Actual costs may vary.

  • Full Face - $1300
  • Partial Face - $800

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation

About

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation is a treatment for brown spots, redness, age spots, broken blood vessels, and rosacea.

What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)? 
IPL devices use multiple wavelengths of light to treat sun-induced changes on the face, including brown pigmentation, age spots and broken blood vessels. IPL is also used to treat the facial changes of rosacea, including redness and broken blood vessels. IPL may be used for these changes on the hands, neck and chest as well. It is safe, non-invasive and is tailored to the individual patient’s skin.

What to Expect

Is IPL painful? 
When the pulses of light are applied to the skin, patients feel some stinging, similar in sensation to the snapping of a small rubber band against the skin. We therefore have our patients apply an anesthetic cream to the area at home or in the office 30-60 minutes prior to the procedure.

How is IPL performed?
The treatment area is cleansed.  A cool gel is applied to the area being treated. Dark glasses are worn to protect the patient’s eyes from the light. With the patient in a comfortable, relaxed position, the IPL handpiece is gently applied to the skin and light pulses are applied.

Treatments usually take approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on which area is being treated. 

How many treatments will I need?
In general patients have a series of three to six treatments, approximately one month apart.  

Potential Side Effects, Risks and Complications

How will I look after each treatment?
Most patients experience a few days of redness and possible pinpoint bruising after the IPL procedure. Some brown spots may appear darker for a few days, then peel off.  You can apply makeup immediately after IPL treatment if necessary.

What is my skincare before and after IPL treatment?
It is imperative that the area being treated is not tan the day of the procedure.  Other areas on the body can be tan but not the treatment site. Afterwards, it is important to protect your skin from the sun using a sunscreen daily. You should use a sensitive skin cleanser and moisturizer for about a week, then you can resume you normal skin care routine.

How long does the improvement in the skin last?
We like to say, you ‘turn the clock back’ with this type of procedure, but the clock keeps ticking!   Most people complete a series monthly treatments and then return for a maintenance treatment once or twice a year.

Costs

Cost

  • $350 Face / per treatment 
  • $350 Neck/Chest per treatment 
  • $600 Face/Neck/Chest per treatment