Dr. Zein Obagi is a board-certified practicing Dermatologist, world-renowned skincare expert, award-winning inventor, educator and author. He was the first to conceive new skin as a science, and coined the term Science of Skin Health which defined skincare to include creating and maintaining healthy skin. It came as no surprise that Dr. Obagi then authored several best selling books including Obagi Skin Health Restoration & Rejuvenation (1999) and The Art of Skin Health Restoration & Rejuvenation: The Science of Clinical Practice (2015).
Dr. Obagi earned his medical degree from Damascus Medical School. He completed his residency in pathology at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, and completed a one-year residency in obstetrics at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Fellow of the American Medical Association, and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Obagi is also a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the International Society of Dermatology, the Society of Investigative Dermatology and the American Academy of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery.
Dr. Obagi’s legacy began with his initial quest to explain skin health, which he defines as skin that is naturally smooth, strong, firm, even-toned, hydrated and free of disease. His definition soon caught on with respected colleagues in the fields of dermatology and plastic surgery. This assisted physicians to achieve better treatment results after determining more appropriate solutions to a patient’s concern, rather than simply focusing on a diagnosis. His pioneering definition also included a Skin Classification System, enabling physicians to determine the best treatments and predict patient response based on an individual’s ethnicity and skin type.
Dr. Obagi’s definition of skin health inspired him to establish Obagi Medical Products, Inc. (OMP) in 1988, and introduce prescription-based skincare products for doctors to dispense to patients. He conceived and brought to market prescription-strength products like the original Obagi Nu-Derm® System and the Obagi Blue Peel® kit. He has since sold OMP and no longer has any affiliation with Obagi Medical Products.LEARN: WHY I LEFT OMP
Founded by Dr. Obagi in 2007, ZO Skin Health, Inc. was created to provide physicians and patients with the world’s most innovative and effective skin health solutions. As Medical director of ZO Skin Health, Dr. Obagi has created products with technologically advanced ingredients and even more effective formulations, designated into two categories: ZO® Skin Health and ZO® Medical. ZO® Skin Health products maintain the results of therapeutic treatments and provide effective daily skincare and protection from the environment, while ZO® Medical products have been optimized to treat a range of skin disorders and chronic conditions.View ZO® Products
As Medical Director of ZO Skin Health, Dr. Obagi is committed to advancing efficacious skincare treatments by supporting physicians’ practices through seminars and clinical training, and supporting patients by creating a variety of products and educational programs. His lifelong passion for science fuels his commitment to continuously challenge all to achieve healthy skin, even his patients. Based on the latest scientific advances in skin-therapy technologies, his products and protocols continue to help physicians provide the results for all skin types, genders and ages.
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A comprehensive review of Dr. Zein Obagi's renowned skin care regimens and his techniques for revitalizing skin. Fully demonstrated and explained are Dr. Obagi's skin peels and his approach to correcting sun damage, control of the pigmentary system, the stimulation of skin collagen, and how to restore skin elasticity.
With more than 200 illustrations, a presentation of Dr. Obagi's skin classification system, and a special section on combining laser skin resurfacing with other techniques. A valuable resource for the plastic surgeon, dermatologist, cosmetic facial surgeon, and skin professional.
“Obagi”, “Nu-Derm”, and “Obagi Blue Peel” are registered trademarks of Obagi Medical Products. ZO Skin Health, Inc., and Dr. Obagi have no business relationship with Obagi Medical Products, and Obagi Medical Products does not sell or endorse using any ZO product. “ZO” is a registered trademark of ZO Skin Health, Inc.