Hi Glimmer - your skin condition sounds a bit like mine except I have rather oily skin. Acne isn't so much of a problem for me but uneven pigmentation (from sun exposure) and strange red bumps that won't go away (a derm didn't know what they were). I read about the Obagi system and a new Dr. has advertised its benefits. But as you say I think you should see some improvement in 4-6 weeks. I may go for the free consultation with an open mind. I'm so frustrated being told to try this, it doesn't work so you try something else - it goes on -- all I seem to be doing is spending money on a hope.