Medical grade skincare is the foundation of an effective and successful skin treatment program. For many years, Dr Huang has relied on the internationally recognized and established Obagi skin care programs. Originally developed by world renowned dermatologist Dr Zein Obagi of Los Angeles, U.S.A., products from the Obagi Medical Products (OMP) range have served our patients well and have been effective in correcting stubborn pigmentation and rejuvenating aged skin.
More recently, we have added important skin care products from the newer ZO Medical line of skincare from ZO Skin Health. Also developed by Dr Obagi, these newer and more advanced products reflect Dr Obagi’s latest ideas in skin rejuvenation, and offer new and better solutions to some old problems.
Why doesn’t Dr Huang offer his own line of skincare?
Many doctors carry their own line of skincare. This is known as private label skincare. It requires the doctor to develop his or her own line of skincare by putting together different components obtained from suppliers who manufacture these ingredients in private laboratories. While there is nothing wrong with doing things this way, and it is in fact more profitable for the doctor to sell his or her own private label skincare, Dr Huang feels that the final arbiter has got be to the quality of the actual products. Because of the consistent excellence of medical grade skincare from OMP and ZO Skin Health, Dr Huang feels that it would be difficult, if not impossible, for an individual doctor running his own private practice and with limited resources to find the wherewithall to match or surpass the innovation, advancements and quality produced by such companies, who have massive research and development resources at their disposal. So instead of trying to beat such formidable competition, Dr Huang long ago decided to join it for the ultimate benefit of his patients.
The Nu-Derm System of skincare from OMP provides anti-aging therapy that penetrates below the skin’s surface to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level and correct the damage within, eventually producing healthier, younger looking skin.
Under the guidance of Dr. Obagi himself, ZO Skin Health has identified new bio-engineered complexes and utilized plant stem cell components with antioxidants to create unique formulations in multi-therapy delivery systems that have not been available until now. This has enabled the development of a wide spectrum of therapeutic treatment protocols and daily skincare solutions that create and maintain healthy skin. Based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies – unique delivery systems, bio-engineered complexes, and exclusive formulations – these products and protocols help us to provide continuous skin health for all skin types, genders, and ages.
The importance of medical supervision
It is important to note that medical grade skincare is versatile and potent. This means that it can (and should) be customized and individualized to the patient’s needs and skin type. This can only be done properly through physician supervision. Inadequate supervision or no supervision can lead to overuse and even abuse of the skincare, leading to adverse effects. Proper and supervised usage, on the other hand, leads to good results, minimal to no side effects, and safety.