Skin is the largest organ of the human body. It has several different layers of ‘dermal’ tissue and serves to provide the first line of defence and protection for our bones, muscles and internal organs.
It’s also the first thing to suffer from damage – whether from environmental factors such as UV radiation from the sun or air pollution, lifestyle factors such as smoking or poor diet, traumatic factors such as disease or accident, and the simple genetics of our DNA which has an effect on your skin colour, thickness and how it ages.
Most of the skin on our bodies is protected by the clothes that we wear, but our faces and hands are the areas which suffer the most from all of these factors as they are almost always exposed. This can result in dull, dehydrated skin, pigmentation (brown spots) and redness, as well as lines and wrinkles. Similarly, the face is also prone to skin conditions such as acne and rosacea.
So, our skin is pretty important, I hope you will agree!
That’s why at Hilton Skin Clinics in Reading we want to do all that we can to help you to keep your skin as healthy as possible, and to protect it from all those factors which can age it and influence the overall health of your skin.
To do this, we offer the ZO skincare range, developed by leading American Dermatologist and world-renowned skincare expert, Dr. Zein Obagi.
This clinically proven skincare uses technologically advanced ingredients which fall into two categories of products within the range – ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical. The ZO Skin Health range offers effective, daily skincare with environmental protection, which is also a great aid to maintaining results from other aesthetic skin treatments that we offer at our clinic. The ZO Medical range is exactly what the name suggests, and gives us the ability to offer you products and professional treatments which can correct a variety of skin conditions through effective, topically applied skincare products, including professional peel treatments. ZO also provides great ongoing skin health maintenance to prevent the reoccurrence of persistent skin problems such as acne.
It’s easy to wonder why you can’t just pop into your local chemist and just grab some skincare off the shelf – ZO and the active ingredients within this huge range of advanced products is not something that you will be able to find on the High Street. The specialised ingredients, including antioxidants, have been combined in the ZO formulations to provide optimum efficacy which can then be prescribed in bespoke skincare regimes for you to do in the comfort of your own home, in between your visits to our clinic. Products fall into simple steps to make the skincare system easy to use – cleanse and scrub to get your skin ready by removing debris and dead skin cells from the surface, then comes the treatment step, followed by hydration and sun protection.
The ZO skincare range includes products to effectively target ageing, acne, sun damage (including sun protection products), hyperpigmentation (targeting brown age spots and skin lightening), sensitive skin conditions, rosacea and post procedure recovery. It also includes a range specially created for men, whose facial skin differs slightly from that of women.
To find out more about the ZO skincare programme, and how we can improve your skin health with these products, please contact Hilton Skin Clinics to book in to see our skincare specialist.