Obagi®

Obagi® systems and products are designed to improve penetration of prescription and cosmetic agents across the skin barrier for common and visible skin conditions in adult skin including:

  • Premature aging
  • Photodamage
  • Hyperpigmentation (irregular or patchy discoloration of the skin)
  • Acne
  • Sun damage
  • Rosacea
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Since Obagi® systems and products contain prescription-strength formulations, the systems are only available through skin care and medical specialists like Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center.

Obagi Nu-Derm® System Treats:

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  • Age spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rough skin
  • Skin laxity
  • Erythema (Redness)
  • Sallowness (Complexion)
  • Hyperpigmentation (Discoloration)

The Nu-Derm System penetrates below the surface of your skin to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level and correct the damage within.

Using a specific dose and frequency that’s recommended specifically by your skin care professional for your skin condition, the prescription-strength system exfoliates old skin leaving healthy, new skin that looks and acts younger and healthier.

Obagi Professional-C Serums™

  • Prevent premature signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles
  • Protect against future damage
  • Stimulate collagen production for firmer, more resilient skin
  • Lighten and brighten skin for more even tone

Obagi Professional-C Serums use advanced scientific formulas developed and tested by leading Vitamin C experts. They offer maximum daily antioxidant protection and greater penetration than other Vitamin C products. The greater the penetration, the greater the antioxidant benefit to your skin.

Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals to prevent skin cell damage and professional strength Vitamin C can give your skin the superior protection.

ELASTIderm® Eye Treatment

ELASTIderm Eye TreatmentELASTIderm isn’t just another eye cream. It really works to reduce the appearance of visible fine lines and wrinkles and bring back the SNAP. And because it contains ingredients that are gentle, yet powerful.

  • Bi-mineral Complex: Includes zinc and copper to help restore elasticity and build collagen
  • Malonic Acid: In a patent-pending Obagi formulation that helps stimulate the production of skin cells
  • Blueberry Extract: Provides antioxidants that help eliminate free radicals which deprive skin of its youthful glow
  • Penetrating Therapeutics™: An Obagi technology that helps drive the ingredients deep into the skin where it can get to work

ELASTIderm® Décolletage

ELASTIderm DécolletageThe ELASTIderm Décolletage System consists of 2 patent-pending technologies using Penetrating Therapeutics™ that are clinically proven to help restore healthy skin:

  • The Skin Lightening Complex

    Formulated with 4%, hydroquinone, a treatment well known for reducing hyperpigmentation (discoloration) and age spots on the skin

  • The Wrinkle Reducing Lotion

    Formulated with ELASTIderm’s Restorative Elasticity Complex

    Contains a unique bi-mineral complex to help replenish elasticity and build collagen for increased skin strength and resilience

    Includes malonic acid to help stimulate the production of healthy skin cells

Used together, this clinically proven therapeutic system diminishes the signs of aging, helping revitalize vulnerable skin, contributing to more flawless, youthful-looking skin.

CLENZIderm M.D.® Systems

CLENZIderm M.D. SystemsObagi CLENZIderm M.D. Systems are the only prescription-strength acne treatments that contain a patented, solubilized form of 5% benzoyl peroxide (BPO) to penetrate deep into the follicle and treat acne where it starts.

Available in two distinct systems, for normal to oily skin or normal to dry skin, these simple, 3-step, physician-dispensed acne therapies from Obagi Medical are clinically proven to better penetrate the follicles for effective P. acnes bacteria reduction and rapid lesion reduction.

Be sure to talk with us to see which system is right for you.

Rosaclear™ System

Get a clearer, calmer, more balanced-looking complexion through Rosaclear™ System. It meets the needs of rosacea patients with an all-in-one system that:

  • Treats redness and flushing, as well as inflammatory papules and pustules (acne-like pimples)
  • Reduces the appearance of redness and blotchiness
  • Helps achieve a clearer, calmer, more balanced-looking complexion
  • Provides gentle, non-comedogenic skin care to calm and protect inflamed, irritated skin
  • Delivers immediate benefits with continued improvement

IPL Fotofacial

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) or Fotofacials treats:

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  • Rosacea
  • Acne
  • Sun Damage
  • Wrinkles
  • Redness

What are the benefits of IPL?

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  • Shrinks Pores
  • Improves Texture
  • Reverses Sun Damage
  • Fades Age Spots & Freckles

Who is a good candidate for IPL

Skin Types 1 and 2, which is fair skin, non-melasma type pigment.

How does skin rejuvenation work?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation skin treatment applies a broad spectrum of light to the skin. The light penetrates deep into the skin, targeting pigment and vascular imperfections. The multiple wavelengths of light reach different levels of the skin to lighten hyperpigmentation, shrink blood vessels and stimulate collagen.

When can I expect to see results?

Gradual and cumulative improvement of skin tone is typically achieved between 5-6 treatment sessions. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin’s condition. Schedule a complimentary consultation to establish your personalized treatment schedule.

Does it hurt?

Cooling of the skin surface ensures patient comfort and additional safety during treatment. Most patients experience little or no discomfort. Some patients may feel warmth or a slight stinging sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin.

Remember that everyone is different and what one person considers bothersome another may not mind at all. It all depends on individual sensitivity or tolerance to the stimulation. Most people tolerate the treatment just fine.

Is there any downtime?

This is a no downtime procedure. Many patients return to normal activities immediately after treatment.

Are there any side effects?

The most common side effects are reddening of the skin and mild swelling.

Treatment Care Instructions

Download the Treatment Care Instructions to learn about what to do after the treatment. Remember to sign the form and bring it with you to your session.

(Please Note That Individual Results May Vary)

Photodynamic Therapy

Levulan® Photodynamic Therapy using the BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator as an advanced 2-step treatment for minimally to moderately thick Grade 1 or 2 AKs (AKs that have not yet become enlarged and thick) of the face or scalp.

This therapy is unique because it uses a light activated drug therapy to destroy AKs. The 2-step process consists of treatment with Levulan Kerastick Topical Solution, 20% and the BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator.

What are the benefits of Photodynamic Therapy?

  • Smoother, More Even Skin Tone
  • Minimal Downtime
  • 94% of patients treated with Levulan PDT rated their response to treatment as good to excellent
  • Complete response demonstrated in a high percentage of patients
  • High clearance maintained through 12 months

How does Levulan Photodynamic Therapy work?

When Levulan Kerastick Topical Solution is applied to Grade 1 or 2 AKs, the solution is absorbed by the AK cells where it is converted to a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. When the AK cells are exposed to the BLU-U, this light causes reactions which destroy the AK cells.

What are Actinic Keratoses?

Actinic Keratoses (AKs) are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, such as sunlight. They are often referred to as “sun spots” and they occur most frequently on sun exposed areas such as the face, scalp, ears, neck, hands and arms. They form on the outermost layer of skin and they can range in color from skin toned to reddish brown. They can also range in size from as small as a pinhead to larger than a quarter. More than 10 million Americans have AK lesions, with the majority occurring primarily in fair skinned individuals.

Before Treatment Starts

  • Be sure to notify us if you are taking any oral medications or using any topical prescription or non-prescription products on your face or scalp.
  • Download and read the pre/post treatment instructions and bring the signed form to your session.

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Rosacea Therapy

Rosacea is an acne-like facial skin disorder. It generally first appears when people are in their 30s, 40s or 50s as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that comes and goes. This early stage is often mistaken for a simple complexion problem or sunburn and ignored.

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Left untreated, the redness becomes more permanent and tiny blood vessels may become visible. Bumps and pimples often develop and in advanced cases, especially in men, the nose may become bumpy, red and swollen from excess tissue. In some individuals the eyes may feel gritty and appear watery or bloodshot.

Is there a cure for Rosacea?

Rosacea cannot be cured, but its symptoms can be reduced and its progression arrested through treatment and lifestyle modifications. Because it is a chronic disorder, research has found that sufferers usually must adhere to long-term medical therapy.

What treatments does Mill Creek Skin & Laser provide?

  • Light Therapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Chemical Peels
  • Glycolic Washes & Creams

Skin Care Products

A gentle skin care routine can help control rosacea. Mill Creek Skin & Laser carries an assortment of skin care products specifically for rosacea and sensitive skin. We can create a personalized skin care regimen to help calm and soothe your symptoms, while helping to minimize future occurrences.

Rosacea & Sun Exposure

Sun exposure is the most common trigger of rosacea. At Mill Creek Skin & Laser, we’ve got you covered! We offer dermatologist recommended solar protection for sensitive skin types. These products are mineral based and free of dyes, fragrance and chemical sunscreen filters to minimize skin sensitivity. Complete light spectrum blocks with superb photoprotective performance.

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