ZO Skin Health: The Answer To All Your Skin Concerns

Are you struggling with day-to-day skincare? Perhaps you have a certain skin condition that isn’t responding to the products you’re currently using? Or maybe your breakouts are getting worse and you need to re-think your skin care routine. We’re confident that we can change this. Here at Cliftonville, we can tailor the ZO Skincare Obagi range to fit your skin concerns.

ZO Skin Health: Pioneered by world-famous Dr Zein Obagi

ZO Skin Health is also often referred to as the Obagi skin care treatment. This is because it was in fact Dr Zein Obagi who came up with the ZO Skin Health concept. Dr Obagi believes in science-based treatment that ‘pushes the boundaries of medical grade skincare.’ The Obagi skincare range is customisable for all skin types and ages. For more than 35 years, Dr Obagi has been pioneering the world of skincare and he is ranked among the top experts on chemical peels.

We couldn’t agree more that great skincare starts with identifying the science responsible for healthy skin. The ZO Skin Health product selection seeks to nourish skin and nurture it in the long term, to ensure damage doesn’t occur in the first instance.

Just as is the case with your teeth, skincare should be all about prevention. Here are the ways in which the Obagi skin care product range can help you achieve the beautiful and healthy-looking skin you deserve.


Facial acne affects 54% of female adults and 40% of male adults over the age of 25. One common misconception often attached to acne is that sufferers do not wash their faces well enough, leading to breakouts. However, this is in part, false. Whilst washing your face by using a cleanser will help to stop breakouts exacerbating, it won’t solve what’s actually happening under the skin’s surface – this is where acne originates.

Excess oil (called sebum) causes blocked pores and hair follicles. The good news is, that the ZO Skin Health products can be tailored to deal with this. We can prescribe products containing powerful ingredients such as micronized benzoyl and salicylic acid, to help calm acne and prevent further breakouts.


Hyperpigmentation is characterised by the appearance of uneven skin tone and skin concerns such as age spots, melasma, freckles and sun spots. Genetics can also be a factor. ZO Skin Health has developed hydroquinone and non-hydroquinone treatment programmes, which help treat and maintain the results of treatment. Hydroquinone is a skin-lightening agent that’s successful at treating all kinds of pigmentation issues. It works by limiting the production of melanin, the hormone responsible for darkening your skin. It’s been used in this capacity for over 40 years.


As skin care professionals, we still don’t have all the answers when it comes to treating and preventing rosacea. However, the good news is it can be managed. Rosacea is facial flushing that results in small blood vessels becoming visible on the skin’s surface. Common triggers are sun exposure, caffeine and alcohol consumption and temperature changes.

Obagi skincare has developed a groundbreaking rosacea treatment, called RozatrolTM. A type of serum, RozatrolTM treats, soothes and prevents symptoms associated with rosacea, minimising inflammation and promoting healthy microcirculation. It’s also been specially formulated with Glycerin to replenish hydration and barrier function.

Fine lines and wrinkles

Signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles can begin to be visible in your late 20s. However, you don’t need to put up with them when they do. The Obagi skincare range can be tailored to address fine lines and prominent wrinkles alike.

Our clinicians will be able to prescribe products containing active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and retinol, which are effective in preventing the formation of wrinkles and minimising their appearance.

Hyaluronic acid naturally exists in abundant supplies within our skin when we are young. As we age, the body’s ability to create it becomes inhibited. Replacing hyaluronic acid in the skin by using products containing it daily allows your skin to retain moisture, promoting a youthful-looking complexion. Meanwhile, retinol increases collagen production (a building block for youthful skin) which helps to fend off fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also able to encourage the production of new blood vessels in the skin, improving the tone of your skin.

ZO Skin Health: The ‘Getting Skin Ready (GSR) principle

At the heart of the Obagi skin care philosophy, lies the principle of Getting Skin Read. Preparing skin for therapeutic medical treatment will ensure your skin functions properly and is able to tolerate the environmental elements that can affect it. This involves cleansing, scrubbing and controlling conditions like sensitivity, acne, hyperpigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles.

Before the application of the products we recommend to you, you will need to incorporate the following into your skincare routine. This way, you will get the most out of your prescribed Obagi skin care products.

Step 1: Wash

Twice daily cleansing will help to remove impurities and debris sitting on the skin’s surface.

Step 2: Scrub

You should be looking to exfoliate 2-3 times a week (don’t overdo it as this could lead to irritation and redness).

Step 3: Oil Control/Toning

This step ensures oil production is under control and enhances the penetration of the products you will be using.

Why choose Cliftonville Dental for skincare 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

Our friendly reception team are available to contact Monday – Saturday. Book your appointment with Dr Arti and improve the long-term condition and health of your skin. Get in touch by clicking here. 

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