Dermatological Consultation Overview
When you want answers to questions you have about your skin, it is best to go to a trusted, well-respected source for your dermatological care. At ZO Skin Centre® our physicians and nurse practitioner are waiting to talk to you about solutions and options you have in skin care. From at-home treatments to more invasive laser procedures, we have a selection of world-class skin care products available to you and patients of all ages at our practice in Beverly Hills, CA. On this page of our website is a listing of just a few of the skin conditions we can consult with you about in a dermatological consultation. We look forward to meeting you.
Teens and adults are both welcome to have an acne consultation at ZO Skin Centre®. We are trained in managing all types of acne. Our highly-skilled medical team takes a different approach with teen acne and adult acne. Why? It's not really the same condition. When a teen has an acne flare up, it is because of active oil glands that produce too much oil. The extra oil then gets trapped in the pores. Typically, teens have acne on their back, shoulders, chest, and especially anywhere on the face. Not only is it unattractive, it is harmful to the health of the skin as it can cause scarring, discoloration, and textural changes. Hormonal activity is the main culprit in adult acne, which is mainly found on the lower face, chin, and jawline. Teens and adults may be encouraging the skin to produce acne through bad diet, medications, genetics, a stressful lifestyle, cosmetics, or harm from a harsh or toxic environment. During your acne consultation, we will assess the skin for problem areas, identify the type of acne, and plan for a vigorous treatment plan to get the acne under control
You can call them beauty marks or moles, but what we call it at ZO Skin Centre® is a dermatological condition we can treat. The appearance of a new mole, a patch of moles, or a mole you have had since birth all may be a cause for a dermatological consultation. These pigmented lesions can also be a sign of melanoma or skin cancer. It is best to have moles checked out by a medical professional. You may also want to find out more about why you are sprouting new skin moles, or have found the courage to finally see about getting a mole removed. In any situation involving your mole(s), we will examine your skin and document the size of each mole (through a process called mole mapping). Then, we can make recommendations on how to manage the care or removal of the mole. You may also have concerns with a mole that has changed color or size, and we can consult with you on the next best steps to take as well.
We also offer dermatological consultations to assess the need for skin tag(s) removal. While skin tags are tiny pieces of skin that appear on the surface of your skin, they are harmless to your skin. They are the same color as your normal skin or can be a shade darker. Cosmetically, a skin tag on the face, eyelid, neck, or other areas may be bothersome or unattractive. Skin tags can also be commonly found under the arms, under folds of skin (from the friction), and the inner thighs.
When struggling with an ever-present bout of hormonal or genetic rosacea, you may experience a red tint (blushing) to your facial skin, see red capillaries on the cheeks and nose, have acne, and dry skin. While we do not have a cure for rosacea conditions, we can do our best to manage and control the damage of the skin. It is very important to have a thorough evaluation and analysis if you suffer from rosacea no matter if it is in a mild or severe stage.
At ZO Skin Centre®, we can educate you on how to care for your skin with calming treatments you can use at home. A healthy skin care routine may be the only recommendation we have for mild cases of rosacea and help soothe inflamed skin. For more severe cases, we will also suggest a daily skin care routine and a customized combination of therapies, such as a ZO® Controlled Depth Peel™ or ZO® Retinol-based product. Our skin care specialists provide the caring, calming treatments your weak skin requires so that you can enjoy having beautiful skin regardless of rosacea.
Psoriasis is a difficult dermatological condition to treat, but at ZO Skin Centre®, we believe in the beauty of your skin. While there are many types of psoriasis (where the skin cells over produce and accumulate on the skin), we do consult with patients in search of relief of this uncomfortable, painful skin condition. Psoriasis looks like dry, silvery-white scales that lays on top of inflamed, red, cracked skin. Patients with psoriasis who have this condition can see it anywhere on their body. The aftermath of each triggered psoriasis breakout and shedding, even if the cause is unknown, will cause scarring and damage to the look and feel of your skin. While we cannot cure psoriasis, we can help you manage your condition with our exclusive ZO® Skin Health products.
In a birthmark consultation, we will discuss whether or not there is a therapeutic skin solution available for you. For some candidates, we may have a series of skin brightening facial treatments or skin peels that may be able to decrease the visibility of your birthmark. We also have access to laser technologies that can remove hyperpigmentation spots, like port wine stains or large birthmarks.
Dermatological Consultation Reviews
"I saw Anita Gardner, NP, for my terrible adult acne. My skin was not too bad as a teenager, but when I got into my twenties it progressively worsened. I saw other dermatologists who told me that my acne would naturally go away, but it continued to escalate and would flare up periodically. I tried everything to get rid of it. I saw Anita, and my acne was gone entirely five months later in time for my wedding. She fixed both my childish acne, and my emerging lines and wrinkles. She also gave me an upper lip that looks 100% natural-- no one would ever guess that I had injections!I am SO grateful for the amazing care and results that I have had. I only wish that I would have gone to see her a long time ago, and did not live with the embarrassment of my acne for so many years. In the beginning of my treatment, I had raw red skin. It was not easy, but I diligently stuck with my treatment exactly as I was supposed to. A few months later, I had clear skin that was so worth the process. I would not go do anyone other than Anita Gardner."- R.P. / Yelp / Oct 02, 2017
"I saw Anita Gardner, NP, for my terrible adult acne. My skin was not too bad as a teenager, but when I got into my twenties it progressively worsened. I saw other dermatologists who told me that my acne would naturally go away, but it continued to escalate and would flare up periodically. I tried everything to get rid of it. I saw Anita, and my acne was gone entirely five months later in time for my wedding. She fixed both my childish acne, and my emerging lines and wrinkles. She also gave me an upper lip that looks 100% natural-- no one would ever guess that I had injections! I am SO grateful for the amazing care and results that I have had. I only wish that I would have gone to see her a long time ago, and did not live with the embarrassment of my acne for so many years. In the beginning of my treatment, I had raw red skin. It was not easy, but I diligently stuck with my treatment exactly as I was supposed to. A few months later, I had clear skin that was so worth the process. I would not go do anyone other than Anita Gardner."- R.P. / Yelp / Oct 02, 2017
"Outstanding service from Margarita and Dr Obagi!! Love my skin . The products are the best . No need for me to wear make up"- C.W. / Yelp / Aug 27, 2017
"I am leaving this excellent review for Anita and Dr. Bashey. I can't always refer friends to see Dr. Obagi as often because he's frequently traveling teaching other doctors, but both NP Anita and Dr. Sam Bashey have taking great care of my referrals to the clinics. Friends in the entertainment industry now remark about how others tell them that their skin looks amazing. Some didnt realize how much room for improvement existed in their skin until they went to ZO Skin Centre. Dr. Obagi's team - including NP Anita and Dr. Bashey - are my go-to leading skin health professionals who are dedicated to improving patient self-confidence through skin health results that show. So thankful for their expertise!"- Z.O. / Yelp / Jun 10, 2017
"Today I started my journey with Dr. Obagi's products. As I suffer from acne till this day, I am hesitant to see results and my money's worth for what I paid. I did feel a bit on edge today because I felt like I did not receive enough attention during my consultation. It felt rushed and I felt put aside and I am not too happy about that. I would not recommend anyone to seek this facility for help regarding acne. I started off with moderate almost nothing on my face (just pigmentation and scars) after using the products (long list of them almost about 10 products) my face began to break out and turn red almost purple. They follow the philosophy of worse before better; which does not coincide with my way of thinking. I stopped using the products after two months and now my face is full of scars and the redness remains. I would not recommend this place at all. Save your money, your time and your skin. Reply to Obagi: Thanks !!! Now I have severely damaged skin and it will never look the same thanks to your products. They all damaged and burned my skin. Save your money !!!"- E.T. / Yelp / May 30, 2017
Best Candidates for Dermatological Consultation
No matter what type or condition your skin is in, you will qualify as a candidate for our dermatological consultation. As you meet with one of medical staff, you can express your concerns for each skin condition you are experiencing. We will analyze your skin, discuss in detail your medical history, and how you are currently managing the problem. Then, together, we will come up with a treatment plan for your skin care.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 – 45 Minutes
Defend Your Skin
If you have dermatology concerns about your skin and are not sure how to treat it, we can assist you at the ZO Skin Centre® Beverly Hills. Our amazing staff will sit down with you to discuss all the questions you have about acne, moles, skin tags, or any dilemma your skin is presenting that needs some TLC. You may also just want to be proactive in preventing premature aging of your skin. We can discuss ways and products to keep your skin looking radiant and younger for longer with proper skin care. Request your dermatological consultation today.