Your dental practice probably isn’t the first place you think of when you’re looking to improve the quality, health and appearance of your skin. However, an increasing number of dental practices now offer non-surgical skincare treatments and skincare product ranges, which is something we’ve been doing here at Cliftonville Dental, for many years.
What is the ZO Skin Health range?
The brainchild of Dr Zein Obagi, the ZO Skin Health, or Obagi skin range, is a line of prescription-strength products that are available after a consultation with a ZO Skin Health-trained professional, such as Dr Arti Shah here at Cliftonville Dental in Northampton.
The ZO Obagi skincare range (that’s available here at our dental practice in Northampton), is designed to address the following skin concerns, making it an extremely versatile set of products:
- Signs of ageing skin, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
- Dull and fatigued-looking skin.
- Acne, acne scars and rosacea.
- Sensitive skin.
- Dehydrated skin.
- Sun-damaged skin.
The products that make up the medical-grade Obagi skincare range are made to a much higher standard than typical products that you might see in a chemist. As they contain a higher concentration of active ingredients, they are prescription-only and considered more effective than premium skincare products.
Who is Dr Zein Obagi?
For over 35 years, Dr. Zein Obagi, has pioneered advanced skincare solutions based on his philosophy of creating and maintaining healthy skin, as opposed to treating disease and damage once it has occurred. His visionary approach has earned him an international reputation as a leading authority on skin health and rejuvenation. He is highly skilled in treating skin of colour, often tackling the most difficult cases around the world.
What are the ‘Fundamental Five’ products at the heart of the Obagi skincare range?
When creating and formulating the ZO Skin Care range, Dr Obagi based the brand on the principle that there are 5 core products that should be an essential part of any skincare system. These are:
The first step in any skincare routine is to cleanse, which will remove lingering debris that accumulates as a result of free radicals and impurities.
Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells that sit on top of your skin and improves your skin’s texture. Improved circulation and skin cell turnover are also benefits that can come from exfoliating regularly, as well as better absorption of other products that form part of your skincare routine.
All skin types can benefit from toning, as it helps regulate sebum production, and restores the right pH level. Surprisingly, a healthy pH level veers more on the acidic side of the scale, as with more acidity the skin is better equipped to combat microbes and free radicals that can speed up the ageing process. The skin’s pH level is affected by factors like acne, pollution, seasonal changes, certain cosmetics, sun exposure and overwashing your skin.
A toner gently refreshes your skin, without getting rid of the natural moisture it needs to look and feel great. It’ll also prepare your skin for reaping the benefits of the barrier repair you place over your skin post-toner.
The barrier repair step of the Obagi skin care range is in place of a moisturiser. Dr Obagi believes that moisturisers interrupt your skin’s ability to naturally hydrate and balance oils, causing dullness, sensitivity and dryness. With the Obagi range, you’ll receive a barrier repair, to bolster your skin’s natural hydration and restore the skin’s barrier function.
We may live in the U.K where it can sometimes feel like the sun never shines, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear an SPF every single day. UV rays don’t rest and you can even develop fine lines and wrinkles from indoor sun damage, such as through windows and from smart devices and computer screens. ZO Skin Health offer a great range of SPF-based products and we’ll be able to select the correct one for your unique needs and skin type.
Outstanding skin care treatment in Northampton
As dentists, we understand how dental aesthetics and skincare aesthetics come together.
Our skincare expert (and dentist) Dr Arti Shah is a partner of Cliftonville Dental with her husband Anesh. She has trained extensively in delivering injectable treatments and in how to diagnose specific skin conditions, allowing her to prescribe the precise products from the Obagi skin care range that will benefit you.
Read more about Dr Arti here.
Contact us for skin care in Northampton
If you’d like some tailored advice on how to improve your skin, or you would like us to recommend the specific products from the Obagi skincare range that could benefit your skin concerns, get in touch.
Our friendly team can book you in for an appointment that suits you – just give them a call today. Don’t forget that we’re a weekend dentist here in Northampton! So, if you can’t make it to us during the week, feel free to ask for a skincare consultation between 8:30 – 5:30 on a Saturday.
We look forward to welcoming both new and existing patients alike.