“My mission is to create skin that is healthy, youthful and vibrant, fulfilling my definition of skin health.” –Zein Obagi, MD
I remember a conversation from a few decades ago, between my uncle Rick and some of our relatives. My uncle, a green thumb, explained that adding a little bit of soap to water could help plants, “because it makes water wetter.” He advised me, “Remember that, if you want to be smart. When your teachers ask what soap does, tell them ‘It makes water wetter.’” I never tried it with plants, and my teachers never asked me, but I filed that in the mental drawer of Things to Remember, so I could be smart. As it turns out, Uncle Rick was right! Years later, I’m using the same concept with skin care products: cleansers are making water wetter and helping our patients achieve healthy, youthful, and vibrant skin.
“Getting Skin Ready” for essential skin preparation for treatments or daily maintenance is a protocol that was created and is recommended by Dr. Zein Obagi, a world-renowned dermatologist, founder and medical director of ZO Skin Health, Inc., head dermatologist of Obagi Skin Health Institute, (Beverly Hills, Laguna Beach, and San Gabriel, CA), and author of “The Art of Skin Health.” Dr. Obagi recommends three steps for daily maintenance of skin:
- Cleanse: Choosing the appropriate ZO SkinHealth cleanser to normalize the skin with proper cleansing and remove surface debris.
- Scrub: Choose the appropriate ZO SkinHealth scrub to facilitate epidermal renewal, improve circulation, enhance product penetration, and remove dead skin cells.
- Oil control and Tone: Choose the appropriate ZO SkinHealth oil control pads or toner to control sebum, restore pH, enhance product penetration, and soothe dry skin.
The cosmetic portion of our practice, Signature Surgical Arts & Medspa, uses “ZO Skin Health by Zein Obagi, MD.” We use ZO products in our procedures and services, and we retail the ZO skincare line in our office, as well as online (www.zoskinhealth.com/drrstrabbing). Our patients have seen great results from the product line – even with use of a basic “getting skin ready” routine! The ZO line is extensive, which allows us to treat a variety of skin conditions and concerns, including acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, anti-aging, textural concerns and more. Its premium products effectively improve skin health and appearance. Everyone can benefit from a quality cleanser, polish, and toner.
We offer free consultations for skin care, and we would be happy to meet with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your skin, and customize a skincare routine to help you achieve healthy, youthful, vibrant, and healthy skin. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation: (616)994-2770.