ZO Skin Health by Dr. Zein Obagi
ZO Skin Health is no ordinary range of skin products. It was developed by the renowned Dr. Zein Obagi to deliver highly innovative skincare solutions to genuinely optimize skin health, using cutting-edge science.
Dr Lisa Fay and ZO Skin Health
Dr. Lisa Fay of Cosmetic Doctor in Dublin is one of the few doctors in Ireland qualified and trained on the use and application of ZO products. She has been using them to treat a variety of patient skin concerns with great success, and it’s the philosophy of the ZO Skin Health Company and efficacy.
Dr. Zein Obagi’s extensive clinical experience creating treatments and regimens for healthy skin, means ZO Skin Health provides comprehensive skincare programs for physicians and their patients; allowing the kind of advanced, effective treatments people need when other products have failed.
ZO Skin Health is focused on providing products and protocols that bridge the gap between therapeutic treatments and daily care that allow patients to experience continuously healthy skin regardless of their age or unique skin condition.
They combine the latest advances in skin therapy technologies with unique delivery systems, bio-engineered complexes, new formulations and treatment protocols to address a wide range of skin conditions, including hyperpigmentation, melasma, rosacea, acne, scarring, wrinkles and ageing skin.
ZO®, Dr. Zein Obagi’s New Vision for Skin Health.
Dr. Zein Obagi was well known for bringing prescription strength products like the original Obagi Nu-Derm® System and the Obagi Blue Peel® kit to the market. As time went on, he ended up severing his relationship with Obagi Medical Products as he felt the company had become more interested in keeping shareholders happy and numbers up than innovating new products.
For this reason, he ZO Skin Health, Inc. to take professional skincare solutions to a higher level. “I wanted to continue evolving my products so that they were relevant to what we were learning about skin health….skin health science is evolving and we owe it to our patients to constantly improve our products based on what we are learning about skin….I decided to found a new company based on the newest skin health science.”
The ZO Philosophy on Skin Health
Dr. Obagi says “There is one core principle that drives everything for me – and that is, when treating skin disease, you have to do it within the context of skin health restoration. You can’t just focus on the disease because the results will be limited and short-lived.”
According to Dr. Obagi, the three skin health restoration principles are Correction (improve the epidermis); Stimulation (improve the dermis); and Bleaching and Blending (correct pigmentation problems). So when targeting a particular disease, say for example acne, you want to target that disease within the larger skin health system.
“My philosophy is all about remedying skin disease by treating it within the entire skin unit, and the reason for this is disease doesn’t just impact that one spot on your face that you can see or touch. It impacts all cells and you have to treat every element to get the skin back to being fully healthy again.”
“Skin health science, like any other science, is not static. Therefore, the need for improvement, expansion, and continuous adjustment is not only essential, but also necessary in obtaining optimal treatment results.” ZO Skin Health, Inc. provides the original principles of skin Correction, Stimulation, and Bleaching/Blending, with the newly found principles of today, such as anti-inflammatory agents, DNA repair, barrier function enhancement, and non-hydroquinone pigment control.
What makes ZO® Skin Health and ZO® Medical products different is that they offer expanded benefits, improved treatment protocol results, broadened margins of safety, economical products, and increased patient compliance by offering the concept of prevention.
How to achieve great skin- and keep it that way
We know that skin gets thinner and weaker as we age. Essentially, the cells go to sleep, even when there are no medical problems. Older people, for example, experience double and triple the skin damage as younger people do when they are exposed to sun, make-up, irritants, or moisturizers.
Dr. Obagi believes in the concept of “Stabilization”– meaning to increase skin strength with age to make it more tolerant. He doesn’t believe in a ‘quick fix’ product- he likens it to losing weight.
“If you want to be fit, you exercise, but you also need to eat healthy, drink water, and take appropriate supplements. Creating healthy skin requires the same approach – the entire body must be “on program.” I wish the industry would adopt this more holistic approach.”
Dr. Lisa Fay of Cosmetic Doctor Dublin is an advocate of ZO Products; is extensively trained in their use and application, and will ensure each patient is correctly diagnosed before drawing up a customised treatment plan to address their particular skin care concerns.
For more information or to book a skin consultation, just call Cosmetic Doctor on 01 685 3100.