By Zein Obagi, MD Exclusive to Nu U
The New Year inevitably evokes resolutions of change. Most of our initiatives are backed with good intentions but often fall to the wayside. When it comes to restoring a youthful glow, there are ways to incorporate some of the “in-spa” results at home, which makes it easier to achieve. One skincare system, in particular, has been the ongoing leader in the industry because of their incredible results.
ZO Skin Health products are medical grade, devised by Dr. Obagi and his staff of researchers. As the most renowned dermatologist in the world, he strives to take his skin care line to an even higher level.
The first step to healthy, beautiful skin includes cleansing, exfoliating and toning. Getting Skin Ready (GSR) must be achieved before further steps can be taken to provide prevention of or treatment for aging and other skin conditions. This normalizes skin functions and optimizes the effectiveness of all programs.
The second step is to prevent and correct based on individual needs. Preventive daily skin care programs are customized to keep skin healthy and prevent future damage. Aggressive programs target repair and restoration.
The final step is protection from UV damage. ZO Sun Protection products maximize protection by offering the broadest, most comprehensive range of sun protection available guarding against UVA/UVB, high energy visible (HEV) light, and infrared (IR-A) rays. In addition, these products are formulated to further support healthy skin functions and enhance the skin’s natural resistance to UV light.
Protocols are available to treat mild, moderate and severe conditions. Anti-aging, skin brightening, acne, redness or rosacea and sensitivity are the usual targeted issues. Each individual is assessed to determine which products and strengths are best suited to them. A common comment heard from customers is that they don’t take the time to follow through with even the first step; cleanse, exfoliate and tone. Often the days make-up is not removed. For each time the skin is not cleansed it ages two weeks. Over-the-counter moisturizers, in Dr. Obagi’s opinion, only serve to clog pores resulting in unhealthy, aging and often inflamed skin. Protocols are also available for non-facial anti-aging and brightening.
Skin health is not an overnight process but requires regular use of products to achieve maximum results. It takes 2-6 weeks for transformation to begin and five months of daily use for maximum results. Initial skin reactions are signs of good repair. Normal skin reactions include pinkness/redness, dryness, peeling, irritation, itching and burning. These can be easily controlled by adjusting strength and amount of product. More reaction may be seen in sensitive areas such as eyes, mouth, neck and chest.
To reduce the reaction, as mentioned, adjust strength and/or amount of product, decrease frequency of application, and apply a recommended hydration and calming product. Less product results in less reaction however slows the repair process. Reactions can be reversed in four days by discontinuing product use.
A 3-Step chemical Peel is recommended after the initial GSR period of six weeks. It is a mid-depth peel which will begin to slough within three days and will be resolved in seven days. The advantage to the peel is tightening of the skin and total exfoliation for a bright, youthful look.
Consultations are free and by appointment only.
Nu U Medical Aesthetics
Sally Vance, RN, has been a registered nurse for 43 years, and after being in the medical field for many years, she opened her own Med Spa in 2012. Sally has extensive training in medical aesthetics and laser treatments. When clients walk through the door of her spa, they immediately feel welcomed, well taken care of, and they enjoy the serenity of the atmosphere.
Nu U Medical Aesthetics is a step above the rest, offering high-end services and products in a luxurious environment coupled with a warm ambiance. Their services provide treatments for anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, liquid facelifts (injectables), relaxing facials, laser therapy, microneedling, and much more.
Contact Nu U Medical Aesthetics Beauty & Spa today to get started on your new, exclusive skincare Routine.
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