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Obagi for Fair skin, adult acne and sebacous hyperplasia?

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Obagi for Fair skin, adult acne and sebacous hyperplasia?

Postby Mignon1967 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:55 pm


I hope this doesn't end up being a double post. I tried posting but didn't see my post on the Obagi board so I am trying again.

I am 42 with mild acne, overactive oil glands, sebaceous hyperplasia and fair skin (but not red-head-freckles fair skin;)

I will using Obagi under the guidance of a plastic surgeon

Is is likely I will break out on Obagi since I already have mild acne? I am terrified of that since I have had mild to moderate acne all of my life although it is a little better now.

Has anyone gotten help with their sebaceous hyperplasia on Obagi?

Is there any way to use the products more slowly with the same ultimate result? I have a very public job!

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Postby SanyBelle » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:23 am

Hi Mignon, welcome to MMH!

Have you started using the Obagi system? I still have the oily skin so it's not yet helping with that. I don't have sebaceous hyperplasia, can't comment on that. Are you using Retin-A? That is making my face red, I use only a little bit at night and some nights I skip it if I'm too red that day.

This forum is not very active, you can email KDbelle directly ( http://messageboards.makemeheal.com/vie ... p?t=116313 )... I think I'm going to do that since I haven't had either of my posts answered yet.

Good luck!
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Postby KadeeBelleMD2B » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:40 pm

Hi Ladies, please do email me anytime - I check the forum a bit less these days. :) admin@vmdskincare.com

To answer, yes, you can start slow and get results. Basically work each active product of the system in very slowly. Start with the exfoderm; use every 3 days for 3 weeks, then every-other day for 2 weeks, then work in the clear and blender every-other day (off days from exfoderm) for 3 more weeks. THEN, add in retin-a 3 times per week with the blender. Do this for 2-3 more weeks, then slowly increase to a nightly blender/retin-a application.

This works for many, but just be warned your results will be slower to come too. :) Instead of a 18 wk program, if may be 28 weeks - but hey, you've likely lived with your skin this long right?! No need to rush! Good luck and email me if you have more q's!

Same for you SanyBelle! (i think I answered some just now though!)
I no longer post regularly on MMH, but i'm delighted to help those with skin care questions. My email is the best way to contact me: admin@vmdskincare.com. Wishing you happy, healthy, and flawless skin ;)!

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