Through my training with world-renowned skin health expert, Dr. Zein Obagi , I have come to appreciate the science behind restoration and maintenance of overall skin health. Topical and systemic agents that affect skin at the cellular level are the key to long-lasting rejuvenation. At birth, a baby’s skin is flawless. Over time, however, genetic predispositions and environmental exposures synergistically instigate noticeable imperfections.
Treatment must take place at the cellular level in order to definitively target the origin of visible and non-visible skin abnormalities. Discoloration (melasma, hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation), textural irregularities (scars, wrinkles, large pores), aging, photodamage and inflammatory conditions (rosacea and acne) are approached similarly. Specific topical agents are used to improve the superficial layer of the skin (the epidermis) while simultaneously stimulating the deeper layer (the dermis) where long-term maximal improvement is derived. Once skin health is restored, it is important to adhere to a tailored regimen that focuses on stabilizing the result.