I’ve been using these products myself for over 5 years because most of my recreation activities are outdoors. I wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat, but the sun can still penetrate the skin. These products help reverse the sun damage that gets through. They not only correct sun damage, but make the skin look healthier and act to prevent skin cancer.
Paramus, NJ (Vocus) October 20, 2009
Fall is in the air and the glowing tans are fading, leaving behind new dark spots, lines and wrinkles. Clinical Coordinator Kim Ashton at the Beaura Spa says, “The Obagi kit of products is designed to turn that around with a daytime and nighttime system. It works because it changes the formation of new cells so that the skin looks brighter and healthier.”
The system is a process. Aestheticians at the medical spa in New Jersey instruct their clients in the use of an at home kit. The kit includes a cleanser, toner, bleaching agent, exfoliating agent and Retin-A, used in conjunction with a blender product which facilitates the penetration of Retin-A more deeply into the skin. For more aggressive treatment, the Obagi Blue Peel in NJ, a trichloroacetic acid peel applied in layers, can be used. This peel penetrates into the dermis layer of the skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Parker says, “Having patients on the Obagi products for several weeks before the peel prepares the skin and facilitates deeper penetration of the peel for maximum corrective effects.” He adds that, “I’ve been using these products myself for over 5 years because most of my recreation activities are outdoors. I wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat, but the sun can still penetrate the skin. These products help reverse the sun damage that gets through. They not only correct sun damage, but make the skin look healthier and act to prevent skin cancer.”
The system works progressively over several months. Results are visible within the first few weeks. With consistent use, the Obagi products continue to brighten and tighten, leaving behind healthy looking skin. The products work on a cellular level, repairing the damage caused by the sun.
With all the other products available to treat the skin, why does Dr. Parker personally use and recommend the Obagi system as part of his Bergen County skin care line at the Beaura Spa? “Dr. Obagi is an excellent clinical dermatologist and he has really studied the science of the skin.” He adds, “Over the years, he has put together a group of scientifically developed products which work to bring about healthy skin carefully observing these effects in his own patients.”
As a medical spa in New Jersey, the Beaura Spa stresses customized care and patient education when using these products. The Obagi products are of prescription strength and their use can be tailored to fit all skin care needs. The Obagi Blue Peel in NJ, because of its deeper penetration, is used to treat deeper lines and wrinkles caused by more severe sun damage.
One to four layers of the TCA blue peel are used in performing the peel. A blue dye allows the aestheticians to monitor the depth of penetration and adjust the layers as needed. “Afterwards, it’s like having a sunburn and the skin peels over the next several days. Within a week, patients can be out and about, getting back to normal activities,” says Dr. Parker.
“To undo the affects of summer fun,” says Kim. “We recommend the Obagi products for a healthy approach to skin care correction. Once our clients see what it can do for them, they come back for more.”
The Beaura Spa is part of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, Paramus, NJ and offers the expertise of their certified and licensed aestheticians for optimal skin care. Under the direction of board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul M. Parker, the spa provides medical strength products like Obagi Nu-Derm and the Obagi Blue Peel so that their patients can obtain natural looking results in a safe, nurturing environment.