The simple answer is
no BUT who are you going to turn to and what products are you going to use when
you have a problem?The skin responds to any injury including trauma, surgery, UV sun damage,
needling, chemical peels (including a Blue Peel), etc. A healing response
called inflammation begins the repair of broken cells, cut surfaces, foreign
bodies and environmental damage by firming itself with the formation of
collagen and protecting itself by producing an anti-oxidant called melanin
(among many other reactions) .Without orderly regulation of the cells responding to the injury,
side-effects of thickened scars, uneven pigmentation, greater oiliness and
irritation can occur. This requires an expert in understanding when and on whom
tretinoin or retinols, hydroquinone and non-hydroquinone medications will work.
Preparation of the skin is essential to reduce such problems in anticipation of
a therapeutic regimen. Thereafter, daily maintenance, continued repair,
prevention and defense are recommended to further improve your investment; you
and your skin!
Real improvements have occurred in patients of all colors,
ethnicities and ages compliant to the Principles of Skin Health! Those patients
with acne vulgaris, acne rosecea, melasma of all kinds whether from pregnancy,
hormonal changes or disease, scars, skin weathering and UV over-exposure
causing benign and malignant skin tumors or dryness and sensitivity and many
other cosmetic or skin diseases are improved or rejuvenated with Dr. Obagi’s ZO
Skin Health. There is no other continually evolving brand of cosmetic and
functional therapeutic agents in the world with the daily critical thinking
that Dr. Obagi and his ZO Team of scientists, physicians and faculty put into
the use of ZO products and treatment algorithms.
you will find an experienced, caring and understanding physician who provides
the armamentarium of skin restoration and revitalization you are looking for in
the ZOSkinHealth website referral program. I wish you the best!