Obagi Nu-Derm System products were created in 1988 by Dr. Zein E. Obagi and other leading experts. Over the years, Obagi Medical Products has developed prescription-strength skin health systems focused on preventing and/or improving skin conditions including photodamage, hyperpigmentation (chloasma, melasma, freckles), acne, vulgaris and rosacea. The Obagi Nu-Derm System consists of topical products, which when used as a System, result in substantial improvement to these skin related conditions. The Obagi Nu-Derm System is the number one brand of Physician Dispensed products in the United States. In April 2004, the Company continued its legacy as a leader in skin health systems by launching a successful new System of products, the Obagi-C Rx System. As the first and only prescription strength Vitamin C and hydroquinone System, it has been a huge success with both patients and physicians.
Because the Obagi System products contain prescription strength formulations, the Systems are only available through physicians, which include over 3,500 in the U.S., primarily Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons, Medical Spas and other Skin Care Specialists.