Dermatology is a tricky field because everyone’s skin behaves slightly differently, and skin is subject to so many different internal and external influences. For example, skin problems you may have could be caused by a number of different factors, such as age, genetics, stress, lack of sleep, skincare habits, and even pollution. With this in mind, tailoring your perfect skincare routine can be difficult, to say the least. If you are frustrated by your skin’s appearance despite your best efforts, then it may be time to switch up your skincare routine and consider a more powerful line of products than you will find at the drugstore. Some products, such as the ZO skin care lines, are only available through a plastic surgeon. So what is ZO, and is it a good option for your skincare woes?
What is ZO?
Dr. Zein Obagi is a board certified dermatologist who has in-depth knowledge of what the skin needs to remain healthy and beautiful. Armed with this knowledge, he has created a number of powerful therapeutic skincare products over the years, and is always refining his products over time to make them even more effective. The ZO lines are his latest achievement, and can help people of every skin type achieve beautiful, glowing, younger-looking skin.
What can ZO Accomplish?
ZO can create beautiful improvement in the skin—all without needles, surgery, or downtime of any kind. ZO products are topical. There are many different problems the products can address, and the formulas will be mixed and matched to optimize results. Some of the issues ZO can help with include:
- Hyperpigmentation (skin darkening)
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Lax skin
- Dull/damaged skin
- Sun damage
- Dry skin
Two Distinct Lines
There are two types of ZO products: prescription (ZO Medical) and over-the-counter (ZO Skin Health). The product line that is best for you will depend on how much help your skin needs—and you can always switch lines if that turns out to be a better fit.
Tailoring Your New Routine
Since the ZO products will be sold based on your skin’s individual needs, your first step will be a consultation with an aesthetician or plastic surgeon to analyze your skin and determine which products will be most likely to help you reach your goals. The consultation should be brief, no more than 30 minutes or so, but it will be a valuable opportunity for you to get a skin assessment and tailored skincare routine.
Monitoring Your Progress
Once your initial plan has begun, you will need to monitor your progress and ensure you are seeing results from your investment. ZO products are powerful, and must be used under medical supervision. Your first re-evaluation after your initial consultation will be in about 4 weeks, and subsequent follow-ups will be determined by your provider. If you are not making good progress with the progress, the types and dosages will be adjusted.
ZO Products in Massachusetts
If you are interested in giving one of the ZO lines a try, then it is time to find a plastic surgeon or dermatologist in your area who carries the product. You will want to choose an expert who can help you accurately assess your skin and help you with monitoring your progress, so choose a reputable, board certified doctor. If you are looking for a provider in Massachusetts, Dr. Stuart Bentkover is an experienced plastic surgeon who has been recommending Dr. Obagi’s products for years. Dr. Bentkover prices the ZO products competitively, and offers expert advice at little to no cost. Your initial consultation cost will go toward any purchase of ZO products you should choose to buy on the day of your appointment, and follow-up appointments to check your progress are provided at no cost. If you would like to speak with Dr. Bentkover about your ZO options, call Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery in Worcester (508-363-6500) or Stoneham (617-247-0033), MA today to schedule your consultation.