Meet Zein Obagi, M.D.
Visionary and pioneer of the philosophy and science of skin health, Zein Obagi, M.D. represents the best of the ZO® Skin Health Circle™. His philosophy embraces therapeutic treatments to improve medical conditions in the skin, as well as maintenance programs after corrective treatments. In addition, daily skin care regimens to improve the quality of the skin and counteract sun or age-related skin damage continues to be his ongoing mission as he creates innovative and preventative measures to improve a patient's overall skin health. Dr. Obagi is internationally recognized as a leading skincare expert, award-winning inventor, educator, and author of Obagi Skin Health Restoration and Treatment, and The Art of Skin Health Restoration and Rejuvenation, 2nd Edition.
Specialties and Skills
Capitalizing on more than 30+ years of clinical experience, Dr. Obagi founded ZO® Skin Health, Inc, in 2007, which was created to provide physicians and patients with the world’s most innovative and effective skin health solutions. As medical director of ZO® Skin Health, Inc., Dr. Obagi created products with technologically advanced ingredients and effective formulations for ZO® Skin Health and ZO® Medical. All ZO® Skin Health, Inc. products maintain the results of therapeutic treatments, provide effective daily skin care and protection from the environment, while ZO® Medical products have been optimized to treat a range of skin disorders and chronic conditions. He is a leading expert in treating the most challenging skin conditions and diseases.
Education and training
Dr. Obagi attended and earned his medical degree from Damascus Medical School. Afterward, he completed an internship at Deaconess Hospital in Detroit, MI. During his first residency, Dr. Obagi focused on pathologies at the Williams Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oaks, MI. Then, he completed a second residency in obstetrics at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. He also served as a Naval medical officer, resident in dermatology, and staff dermatologist for the United States Navy in Honolulu, HI, San Diego and Long Beach, CA.
Dr. Obagi is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology; a member of the American Medical Association; the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery; the International Society of Dermatology; the Society of Investigative Dermatology and the American Academy of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery.
Awards and Honors
- Dr. Obagi was awarded 7 United States patents for devices and methods for treating skin damage.
- He has trained thousands of physicians on products and treatments for skin rejuvenation and restoration, both at his clinic in Beverly Hills, CA and at seminars and workshops worldwide.
- He has lectured at the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, the FACE Conference, and professional conferences and symposia in 28 different countries.
- He wrote and updated The Art of Skin Health Restoration and Rejuvenation: The Science of Clinical Practice 2nd Edition, which is a definitive medical textbook on the subject of skin health.
Dr. Obagi developed his signature medical treatment, the ZO® Controlled Depth Peel™, which is used to treat various skin conditions including acne, wrinkles, fine lines, rough texture, pigmentation disorders, and sun damage. It can be used on all skin types and ethnicities for deeper repair, texture improvement, skin tightening and an overall more even skin tone. He also contributes to the development and design then approves every product created by ZO® Skin Health, Inc.