Obagi Vitamin C Serum- Skin Age Defense

obagiAs I mentioned in the past week, Maine Laser Skin Care is now carrying Obagi skin care products, which are a world-renowned and award-winning line.  Today I am highlighting one of these products, Professional-C Serum.

I should also note, as I did previously, that Professional-C Serum and other Obagi products are not available to purchase online, or at least not at Maine Laser Skin Care’s online store.  It and other Obagi-brand items are, however, on sale in our Augusta office.

Obagi’s Professional-C Serum is an unique mix of various ingredients that are designed to minimize the effects of skin aging.  Vitamin C is the serum’s primary component at a 20% concentration, which is best suited for normal to oily skin.  This level of vitamin C is able to penetrate the skin quickly and then remain within the skin at a depth, which will result in maximum effectiveness.

As an anti-oxidant, vitamin C, when embedded within the skin layers, neutralizes inflammatory factors that cause the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  The calming effects of vitamin C complement the process of collagen production, resulting in brighter skin tone and maintenance of skin texture.

Best-Vitamin-C-SerumRegular use of vitamin C has also been shown to improve skin hydration and stabilize other positive aspects of skin repair.  Studies have also demonstrated that adequate vitamin C levels in the skin enhance the effectiveness of sunscreens when in use.

The Obagi Vitamin C serum does represent a step-up in intensity of C concentration, and should not be used if someone has irritated or sensitive skin.  But for the appropriate person, the improved penetration and absorption as a result of higher concentration will pay significant benefits.

If you want to improve your defenses against the signs of skin aging with cutting edge protection, I would recommend adding this product to your regimen.  Also if you currently use Obagi products and want to obtain them locally, give us a call at (207) 873-2158.  If you have specific questions concerning the new Obagi line or any of other products, Denise and Becky will be available.

About Dr. John Burke

John Burke M.D. has practiced medicine for over 25 years, and is the founding partner of MidMaine Internal Medicine. He established Maine Laser Skin Care in 2004 after devoting years to learning the latest in laser and dermatologic technology. Dr. Burke has treated patients from all over the United States. He is one of Maine's busiest practitioners in laser treatments, and in the use of Botox for upper facial lines and excessive sweating.
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