What is the ZO 3-Step Stimulation Peel?
A highly effective treatment for the many signs of skin aging, this peel is ideal for treating Melasma, sun damage, fine lines, uneven texture, large pores, dull skin, and even acne! Suitable for any skin type or color, this peel is quickly becoming one of the most talked about skin rejuvenation treatments. It was created by Dr. Zein Obagi, the dermatologist responsible for the Obagi line of skin care products and the founder of ZO Skin Health.

How does it work?
Step 1 of the system is the application of the peel solution to exfoliate the skin.
Step 2 is the application of the Stimulating Retinol Creme that works to stimulate cellular function at a deep level for collagen enhancement, firming, and wrinkle reduction.
Step 3 is the application of the Calming Creme that works to minimize inflammation and irritation that may result from the first two steps as well as restore the moisture balance of the skin.

What makes the ZO 3-Step Stimulation Peel so special?
This multi-functional peel provides longer lasting benefits and usage studies show that post-treatment peeling is mild to moderate and any discomfort is mitigated by the ZO® Medical Calming Crème sent home with the patient. Further, the 3-Step Stimulation Peel corresponds with Dr. Obagi’s new skincare philosophy emphasizing skin health. “Physicians and skincare professionals should focus on making skin continuously healthy rather than transiently treating symptoms of poor skin health.”

What if I regularly use an exfoliating cleanser and retinol product — isn’t that the same thing?
As we age, skin cell turnover slows down and becomes less efficient at shedding the epidermal layer. This results in a dull, tired complexion with fine lines and blemishes beginning to appear. That along with decreased collagen and elastin production leads to an aged skin. Most products only work on the skin’s surface layer. A chemical peel removes multiple layers of dead cells from the surface of the skin, revealing the healthy new cells underneath, resulting in a smoother, more youthful looking complexion. A professional peel produces far more dramatic results than regular at home exfoliation.

What areas do you treat with this peel?
The most common area treated is the face, however this peel can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands and even the arms and legs.

How long do the results last?
Skin peels often achieve instant, glowing results and tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just one peel, although a series of treatments can be repeated every 3-4 weeks for deeper repair.