You can experience a visible difference in the health and vitality of your skin, starting with a complimentary skin care consultation. As skin care experts trained under renowned Dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi, our staff is well versed in the principles and protocols of restoring skin health for all skin types, conditions, and diseases. We invite you to schedule a complimentary skin care evaluation and discover some fantastic products that are designed to help acne, rosacea, sun damage, melasma, and other skin conditions. Get ready to love your skin, with noticeable results after only six weeks on your customized treatment plan.
Founded by Dr. Obagi in 2007, ZO Skin Health was created to provide physicians and patients with the world’s most innovative and effective skin health solutions. ZO Skin Health develops scientifically advanced skincare products that optimize skin health based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies, unique delivery systems, bioengineered complexes, and exclusive formulations. By providing comprehensive skincare programs, patients will experience continuously healthy skin regardless of their age, ethnicity or unique skin condition.
Acne is a common skin condition affecting up to 85% of individuals between the ages of 12-24. In the United States alone, it affects up to 50 million Americans a year. It most commonly occurs in teenage years with the rise of androgenic hormones, although it can occur at any age. During puberty, the natural increase in hormone levels activates the sebaceous glands to become overactive and produce sebum in excess.
Acne can be embarrassing and cause a loss of self-confidence in individuals, affecting their social and professional lives. It can not only be a source of distress but is also a sign that the skin is in an unhealthy state of chronic inflammation. Our fundamental belief is that acne is preventable and every effort should be made to treat it in its early non-inflammatory stages. Acne is only preventable if addressed in its initial stages with the onset of whiteheads and blackheads.
Rosacea is a disorder of the sebaceous or oil glands, affecting the skin’s appearance and texture. Traditionally rosacea is often thought to be characterized by redness, where in fact some individuals may not show any redness at all. Indicators of the condition include flushing, the presence of tiny dilated blood vessels and textural damage in areas with a large number of oil glands like the nose, chin, and cheeks. In many cases, breakouts can occur that are often mistaken for adult acne.
Patients with rosacea may commonly experience a false sense of dryness, sensitive skin that is reactive and easily irritated and what may appear as ‘breakouts’ in adult years. While rosacea cannot be prevented or cured, it can be controlled, and its symptoms reversed with an effective treatment plan. Treatment starts with addressing the source – sebum or oil, which is inflammatory on the skin and leads to a state of chronic inflammation. By controlling chronic inflammation, rosacea symptoms can be calmed and reduced, clearing breakouts, shrinking pores, reducing flare-ups, and preventing further textural damage.
Sun damage, or photodamage, is a universal issue that can affect all skin types regardless of color, race or gender. It starts as early as in the first 2-3 years of age and is initially undetectable. With frequent sun exposure over the years, the damage becomes significant with visible signs of damage in the form of tanning, freckles, dark spots, loss of pigment, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and leathery skin texture.
The best protection from sun damage is to prevent it from happening in the first place. This includes not only wearing daily sun protection, avoiding tanning and exposure to the sun during peak hours, and covering sun-exposed areas but also protecting your skin with a good skin care regimen. A quality skin care program will strengthen the skin’s resilience to the sun. Sun damaged skin can be treated to improve the appearance of dark spots, textural damage, and stimulated to rebuild its loss of collagen.
Melasma is displayed as dark brownish patches on sun-exposed areas of the face such as the forehead, cheeks, upper lip, and nose. While it can affect all skin types, it is more frequently seen in darker skin tones and is also more common in women. Melasma can be genetic with a tendency to run in families or can be hormonal. For instance, hormone fluctuations seen during pregnancy, in women taking birth control pills or during menopause can trigger melasma. While a patient’s hormones or genetics cannot be changed, proper treatment can aid in restoring an even skin tone by equalizing melanin uptake.
We invite you to get started by scheduling a skin care consultation. As an expert in customized skin care treatment plans, we can help address skin care concerns including anti-aging, acne, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, melasma, and rosacea. Through an in-depth skin analysis, we will work to identify your skin type and develop products, and a regime that will help create healthy radiant skin in as little as six weeks. Call John Park MD Plastic Surgery to get started – (949) 777-6883.