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Is It Normal for the Obagi NuDerm System to Cause Parts of the Face to Be Lighter Than the Rest Within the first two weeks?

I am an african american dark skinned woman. I have been using Obagi Nuderm for 2 weeks. I use the Obagi Exfoderm Forte and Obagi Sunfader in the morning. At night, I use tretinoin .1% and the Obagi Blender. Within two week of using this system the areas under my eyes, and on the sides of my nose are lighter than my forehead, chin, and the areas in front of my ears. My face looks two toned. I have had a great amount of peeling also. Is this normal, and will my face even out in tone?

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Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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March 25, 2013 3:25 AM

Yes, very common. See the pee;ing doctor you used! (more)
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Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
United States
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March 22, 2013 1:39 PM

It is not unusual to see color changes in dark skin with obaji use. This can be reversed, but recommend that you see the physician who prescribed the obaji and have an inperson examination (more)
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