Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Garrett Wirth is now a ZO® authorized physician and provider of ZO® Skin Health products, a skincare line developed by dermatologist, skin care expert Dr. Zein Obagi. This skincare line includes a wide range of products that can be customized to each patient’s needs. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Garrett Wirth also specializes in Newport Beach skin care and is happy to offer his consultation and expertise to patients considering ZO® Skin Health products as a solution to their skin problems and a way to maintain optimal skin health and beauty.
What is ZO® Skin Health
Dr. Zein Obagi, with his compiled over 35 years of experience in dermatology, worked to develop ZO® Skin Health. As defined by Dr. Obagi, healthy skin is naturally smooth, strong, firm, even-toned, hydrated, and disease-free. This definition has since caught on in the fields of dermatology and plastic surgery. Based on this innovative definition of healthy skin, ZO® Skin Health is intended to be a comprehensive system to diagnose and treat patients of all skin types. Dr. Obagi also developed a Skin Classification System, which enables physicians to determine the best treatments and predict patient response based on the patient’s ethnicity and skin type.
ZO® Skin acknowledges that the science of skin health is continuously evolving, so Dr. Obagi and his team are constantly improving ZO® Skin Health products along with advancing science to ensure that his patients receive the highest-quality skin care treatment. Dr. Garrett Wirth and his team agree with and fully support these ideals and principles. Because ZO® Skin Health products contain high-strength ingredients, they are only available through a prescription from an authorized physician like Dr. Garrett Wirth.
How Does ZO® Skin Health Work?
ZO Skin Health was created to give physicians and patients the world’s most innovative and effective skin health solutions. The ZO® Skin Health program provides a wide spectrum of therapeutic, maintenance, daily skin care, and prevention protocols to classify skin problems and provide the proper skin therapy for each patient. While many dermatologist skin care solutions only treat surface symptoms, ZO® Skin Health looks at skin as the organ that it is and goes beneath the surface to find and treat the underlying causes of skin problems for long-lasting solutions. This provides the best opportunity to achieve maximal results for you and your skin health and beauty.
There are two main categories of the ZO® Skin Health system: ZO® Skin Health and ZO Medical. The Skin Health products maintain the results of therapeutic treatments and provide effective daily skincare and protection from the environment. ZO® Medical products have been optimized to treat a range of skin disorders and chronic conditions.
In your consultation with Dr. Garrett Wirth, he and his team will define your particular skin type and areas for improvement using Dr. Obagi’s Skin Classification System, which analyzes your skin’s natural color, thickness, elasticity, and oiliness. Once he has defined your skin type, he will design a skin care program from the many comprehensive therapeutic and aesthetic skincare solutions in the ZO® Skin Health line and customize the program so it is optimal for your particular skin type, beauty goals, and health needs.
What Will ZO® Skin Health Treatment Look Like?
ZO® Skin Health consists of multiple products, including cleansers, toners, creams, spot-treatment solutions, chemical peels, scrubs, and more. Each of these products is divided into categories based on the problems they target. The four basic programs include the Phase I: Daily Skincare Program, Phase II: Anti-Aging Skincare Program, Phase III: Aggressive Anti-Aging Skincare Program, and the Acne Prevention + Treatment Program. Within each of these programs, there are many different combinations of products that Dr. Wirth will prescribe according to your individual needs.
The Phase I: Daily Skincare Program provides the essential tools to achieve healthier skin using retinol, specialized enzymes, and antioxidants to promote cellular function and restore and maintain youthful, healthy-looking skin. The products in this program include Exfoliating Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish, Daily Power Defense, and Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30.
The Phase II: Anti-Aging Skincare Program uses higher concentrations of active ingredients including growth factors, retinol, and enzymes to prevent and help repair moderate skin damage at the cellular level. The products in this program include Offects® Exfoliating Cleanser, Offects® Exfoliating Polish, Ossential® Daily Power Defense, Ossential® Growth Factor Serum Plus, and Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30.
The Phase III: Aggressive Anti-Aging Skincare Program delivers a high concentration of retinol, helping patients with aging and photo-damaged skin to radically reduce wrinkles, uneven skin tone, fine lines, rough texture, and sagging skin. The products in this program include Hydrating Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish, Daily Power Defense, Renewal Crème, Advanced Radical Night Repair, and Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30.
The Acne Prevention + Treatment Program slows sebum activity and breaks down surface sebum, while exfoliating dead skin cells to help repair surface damage, tighten pores, and improve skin texture. The products in this program include Exfoliating Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish, TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment oil control pads, and a Bio-Sulfur Masque.
The above programs are certainly not a comprehensive list of all the ZO® Skin Health products. Your specific program may resemble one of these outlined programs, or more likely a specifically designed protocol will be designed for you personally. The customizability of the ZO® Skin Health system is why it has been so successful, and also why it must be administered by a professional like Dr. Garrett Wirth. Together with Dr. Wirth, you can find a skin therapy regimen that plays to your skin’s strengths and improves its weaknesses.
You will have regular consultations with Dr. Wirth’s team to track your progress toward your skin care goals. Because it takes time for the unhealthy skin cells to shed and healthy skin cells to grow in their place, you should give yourself up to six months to see the positive results of your skin therapy treatment, as it will be refined for you throughout this process. This generally includes resetting your skin back to its genetic baseline, and then optimizing treatments specific to your goals and needs to achieve the best results for you.
How Do I Know if ZO® Skin Health is Right For Me?
Although you won’t know if ZO® Skin Health is right for you until you’ve had a thorough consultation with Dr. Garrett Wirth, you may be a potential candidate for the ZO® program if you meet any of the following criteria:
- You have dry skin, rosacea, redness of the skin, or sensitive skin
- You have signs of aging skin, such as crow’s feet or wrinkles
- You have signs of damaged skin or acne scars
- You have been yet unable to find effective acne treatment, and other medical treatment for acne has failed
- You have pigmentation problems, such as hyperpigmentation, melasma, age spots, or sun damage
- You want to improve the quality of your skin’s health and enhance your natural beauty
- You want an anti-aging program that is customized for your exact skin type
Patients who pursue treatment through ZO® Skin Health with Dr. Garrett Wirth and his team are those who wish to see drastic improvements in their skin. In your consultation with Dr. Wirth, he will help you decide if ZO® Skin Health is the best option to reach your goal of healthy skin.
Call Wirth Plastic Surgery Today to Learn More
If you’re considering ZO® Skin Health products in Wirth Plastic Surgery, contact the office of Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Garrett Wirth.
You can contact our office at (949) 238-6713 to set up a consultation. We serve patients throughout Orange County.