Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Obagi, MD, is the founder of OMP, and is an expert on skin resurfacing
through the use of chemical peels and medical skin care products. He
pioneered the concept of Skin Health Restoration and invented the Obagi
System, including Nu-Derm and Blue Peel. He is a Diplomat at the American
Board of Dermatology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Obagi has dedicated his career to the concepts of Skin Health Restoration
and facial rejuvenation techniques - all in an effort to restore skin
to burn victims, alleviate skin cancer, prevent skin diseases, and maintain
healthy skin indefinitely. In practice since 1981, he maintains an office
in Beverly Hills. Chat with Zein Obagi about skin care.
Obagi, MD chats online and answers skin care questions:
TN: What is the best anti-aging ingredient to use on your skin other
Obagi: The best on the market is still Retina
Pleasant, SC: Dr.
Obagi, I have mild rosacea and am currently using MetroLotion. What
types of cleansing and makeup products should I use on my face? It seems
like the current trend is scrubs and cleansing cloths. These are much
too rough on my skin.
Obagi: I have a different approach. I feel it is a major
problem, and it's my strong belief that just depending on MetroGel or
antibiotics won't solve the problem. You can use the Obaji system, where
we also try to restore skin colors. I sometimes consider giving patients
Accutane to reverse activity of sebaceous glands. I'd advise using non-oily
TX: I am a 22 year old female and have been battling acne since
I was a preteen. I am considering taking Accutane as I am now a professional
and find myself embarrassed over the condition of my skin. Is there
a better solution that would not put my health at risk?
Obagi: Taking Accutane is a very good treatment if your acne
doesn't respond to antibiotics and topical treatments. Accutane will
be safe if the patient is healthy, not pregnant and mentally stable.
Three of my children have taken it! Using my system and Accutane will
rejuvenate the skin.
Charlotte, NC: I'm a 26 young female professional. I would like
to begin a skin care regime to try and prevent wrinkles, aging etc. Can
you recommend a night cream/anti-aging cream that will keep my skin fresh.
I've heard of retina, and have friends who use this. Will this work and
where can I find it?
Many people have interest in anti-aging treatment; unfortunately many
products in over the counter products don't have sufficient wrinkle
correcting elements. Look for a doctor using the novel method of restoring
younger skin, such as stimulating skin to produce elastin and collagen.
Retina is a prescription item. If you want to know more about doctors
using our products, you can go to www.obaji.com
York, NY: Are there any good over the counter acne treatments or
cleansers you could recommend? I currently do not have health insurance,
and my skin hasn't been the same without Retina and Triaz.
In general, acne is a mutifactorial problem. Hormones, glands, pores,
and diet all play a role. I encourage you to seek a doctor as soon as
VA: I have the beginning signs of rosacea (flushing and pronounced
capillaries). My dermatologist prescribed a topical solution to reduce
these conditions, but suggested laser surgery if the medicine didn't
work. What are the pro's & cons of laser surgery? Will I develop
a more intense case of rosacea?
What you are trying to say is that you have broken veins and redness
for rosacea, which can be treated with lasers.
More w/ Dr. Zein Obagi
Scars - Treatment
Dark Circles Under Eyes
Stretch Marks - Removal
Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Microdermabrasion,
Rid of Cellulite, Bikini
A Micro, Oily
Skin Care Treatment, Keratosis
Rid of Blackheads, Dry
Skin Care, Removing
Skin Tags, Remove
Unwanted Hair, Make