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Skin Health Expert Dr. Zein Obagi To Present At October American Society Of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned dermatologist, Zein Obagi, MD, founder and medical director of ZO Skin Health, Inc., will serve as faculty for an instructional course at the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2012 meeting in New Orleans, LA from October 26th-30th, 2012.

The ASPS Plastic Surgery meeting is the premier event attracting more than 4,000 plastic surgeons and their staff as they discuss the latest advancements, technologies, research and emerging trends in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Only top plastic surgeons and skin care experts are invited to offer their expertise during the five-day event, and Dr. Zein Obagi will play a prominent role in the 2012 meeting.

Dr. Zein Obagi will present a new, advanced ASPS course: "Skin Essentials for the Plastic Surgeon." He will focus on identifying patient's skin type for the selection of appropriate procedures and when to perform them. Surgeons will learn to successfully implement the concept of skin conditioning and master perioperative skin management, ideas for which Dr. Obagi is considered the pioneer. By the end of the course, physicians will understand his new thinking, supported by his clinical findings on how to prescribe the ideal treatment protocols for aesthetic skin problems in white and ethnic groups.

Sharing his medical insights and techniques is not new for Dr. Obagi. Twenty-five years ago Dr. Obagi pioneered the concept of skin health and conceived of and brought to market the original Obagi Nu-Derm® system and in 1997 sold the company to Obagi Medical Products. While Obagi Medical Products kept the trademark "Obagi", he resigned as an officer and director in 2006 and is no longer affiliated with that company. In 2007 he founded ZO Skin Health, Inc. where he developed and brought to market his new thinking on stabilizing skin, including advancements in skin care technology.

"Skin care should make skin healthy rather than being solely focused on alleviating symptoms of poor skin health such as pigmentation, fine lines, acne, rosacea, wrinkles and sagging. With the right skincare regimen we can effectively address these concerns and physicians and surgeons can achieve better, safer results from medical procedures and treatments," says Dr. Obagi, founder and medical director of ZO Skin Health, Inc.

ZO Skin Health, Inc. will be located at BOOTH #1521 at the ASPS Plastic Surgery event. Dr. Zein Obagi's team will be available to reveal his scientifically advanced products and unique approach to skincare. With Dr. Zein Obagi's ZO® Skin Health and ZO® Medical products, he aims to bridge the gap between therapeutic medical products and daily skin care. Visit for more information. The exhibit at Plastic Surgery 2012 will run from October 27th-29th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130.

Dr. Obagi will be presenting on Monday October 29th from 3-5 p.m. For more information visit

ZO Skin Health, Inc. is also pleased to announce that Zein E. Obagi, M.D. is the Director of the 24th Ultimate Skin Health Symposium (, a three-day breakthrough skin rejuvenation program, and a must for all plastic surgeons, taking place at the Montage Hotel, Beverly Hills, California from November 9th-11th, 2012. Under Dr. Obagi's direction, the primary focus of the Ultimate Skin Health Symposium will be on skin, covering the science of how to restore skin health, cellular activity and function, and how to improve the skin's ability to tolerate procedures and surgery. In addition, a wide range of skin conditions will be addressed, including hyperpigmentation and melasma, rosacea, PIH, acne, scars, and wrinkles.

About ZO Skin Health, Inc.
ZO Skin Health, Inc. develops and delivers innovative skincare solutions that optimize skin health around the globe. Utilizing cutting-edge science and Dr. Zein Obagi's extensive clinical experience creating treatments and regimens for healthy skin, ZO Skin Health, Inc. provides comprehensive skincare programs for physicians and their patients. Committed to advancing effective treatments for healthy skin, ZO Skin Health, Inc. supports physicians' practices through skin health seminars and clinical training, and patients through a variety of educational programs. As a result, ZO Skin Health, Inc. is focused on providing products and protocols that bridge the gap between therapeutic treatments and daily care that allow patients to experience continuously healthy skin regardless of their age or unique skin condition. For more information, visit

About Zein Obagi, M.D.
Researcher, innovator, scientist, published author, lecturer and board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi has achieved international renown as a leading authority on skin rejuvenation. He is the ZO Skin Health, Inc. founder and medical director and is responsible for the development of new skincare treatments, protocols and products to achieve healthy skin.

Over twenty years ago, Dr. Zein Obagi pioneered the concept of skin health and conceived of, and brought to market, a line of medical skincare products – the original Obagi Nu-Derm® System – that transformed aging skin.  Dr. Obagi founded World Wide Products, which produced and marketed the original Obagi Nu-Derm® System.  At that time, Dr. Obagi merely intended to challenge the norms of traditional skin care.  Instead he shattered the status quo. Today his ideas about skin health are no longer surprising; they have become mainstream. Subsequently World Wide was purchased by Obagi Medical Products, Inc., a company with which Dr. Obagi no longer has any affiliation, but which retained his family name (Obagi®) as their trademark.

ZO Skin Health, Inc. and Dr. Obagi have no business relationship with Obagi Medical Products, and Obagi Medical Products does not sell or endorse using any ZO® product.  "ZO" is a registered trademark of ZO Skin Health, Inc.  "Obagi" and "Obagi Nu-Derm" are registered trademarks of Obagi Medical Products, Inc.

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