Introducing ZO Skin Centres

ZO Skin Centres is the newest brainchild of Dr. Zein Obagi, and the flagship location opened in June 2015 at the posh Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California. Clients can stop by for a rejuvenating ZO peel, have a bit of BOTOX for your crow’s feet or Juvederm in your lips. You can even schedule a Coolsculpting session to freeze the fat on your tummy, all in the privacy and convenience of a modern pampering setting. Dr. Obagi has spent over three decades researching and developing revolutionary ways to restore and maintain healthy, vibrant and glowing…

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Get Smart About Fillers

If you’re in your 40s or 50s, chances are you’ve noticed some vertical lines in your face—not wrinkles, but loss of volume. To the rescue: facial fillers. There are several on the market now, some of which you’ve probably heard about. But which one is right for you? Your doctor may be the best judge of that, but here are some things that you should know. After you have lost collagen and elastin, fillers help the dermis return to a more youthful condition. They work underneath the skin to trap water, plump the skin, and restore…

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Making Changes to Your Skin

By removing the top layers of dead skin cells and activating the lower dermis (where all the action is), the texture, tone, and firmness of your skin can change. If your products and treatments only work on the surface, all you will get is a temporary cosmetic effect and no real change. Think of the top layers of your skin as a dried sponge: if you get it wet, it will soften and plump; if you leave the sponge out on the counter, it will just dry up again—you will have a temporary change, but inevitably,…

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Take Good Care of Yourself

If you’re concerned about wrinkles, and you know you can’t expect to solve all of your problems overnight, where do you start? Should you avoid sunshine and UV damage, reduce stress, change your diet, quit smoking and/or drinking, use better (or more!) skincare products, eat foods rich in anti-oxidants, take nutriceuticals, stay hydrated, exercise, have more facials? Taking good care of your skin isn’t your only priority, so let’s address the worst offenders, as well as the best solutions. UV exposure. This one is the real culprit of aging. UVB rays cause burning, but UVA rays, which penetrate…

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BOTOX® vs. Dysport

It used to be, when you asked a doctor for Botox®, you got Botox. That’s because Botox was first in the market and had no competition. These days, that’s all changing. The FDA has approved Dysport®, a new anti-wrinkle injectible also made from botulinum toxin. Should you ask your doctor to make the switch? That’s an important question, so let’s face the facts. Dysport is a little different from Botox, but also safe and effective. It spreads a little more after it has been injected. The advantage is that if large areas (like your forehead) need…

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