ZO Skin Health
What’s different about medical-grade skincare products?
Medical-grade products are able to contain higher concentrations of active ingredients because they are being dispensed and overseen by a physician. Over-the-counter (OTC) products can be dispensed to and by anyone so the active ingredient level must be much lower for safe use.
In order to get results from your skincare products, the treatment needs to be directed to the deeper layers of the skin. OTC products are only treating the top layer of the skin and are not able to penetrate the surface, while medical-grade products are specially formulated to penetrate down to the dermis where collagen and elastin are formed!
We have experienced excellent results for a multitude of skin issues with the ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical skincare lines. Call the office to make an appointment for a consultation with one of our aestheticians so you can see great results too!
Will my skin care program make me peel or red?
Due to the higher concentrations of active ingredients in our products, your skin care program may make you red, flaky and dry, however, these are signs of good skin stimulation and will subside with continued use. Below is a timeline of what you can expect when beginning your new regimen.
First 6 Weeks
Redness, dryness, exfoliation, more sensitivity, occasional “burning” or “itching”. The skin may get worse before it gets better. You may hate us during this time frame, but hang in there! We know what you’re going through and are here to help you with any questions you may have during this acclimation period.
Second 6 weeks
Side-effects should subside in intensity, skin may still have a flushed look, and you should notice reduced exfoliation or flaking. At this time, you should notice visible skin improvement and may start to like us again.
Third 6 weeks & beyond
At this time, you should have minimal skin reaction. Keep up your products, as maintenance is required to keep results! Now is a good time to check back in with your aesthetician to make any appropriate changes to your regimen.
Please note: We understand that sometimes it is not practical to be red and peeling and can adjust your program to your needs if you have a special event or function you need to work around. Just let us know and we can give you a plan.
Do I really need to do homecare or can I just get a peel/facial a few times a year?
In order to maintain the results that you receive from a peel in the office it is very important to continue to stimulate your skin throughout the year, that is why we recommend an at home skincare plan. Remember, we want to continue to shed the old skin cells off of the surface of the skin and create new, fresh skin cells to maintain a youthful appearance.
Can I incorporate ZO into my current skin care program?
The ZO skin care products are a comprehensive program designed to work synergistically. However, in your transition phase, your aesthetician can show you how to work your ZO products into your current program until you are ready to transition fully to the ZO line.