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ZO 3 Step Peel


Designed by Dr. Zein Obagi, this peel has been lauded for its capacity to target a number of skin concerns, delivering transformative results. In Hong Kong LM SKINCENTRE, we are providing the ZO® 3-Step Peel™ to tailor for different skin needs.

Mechanism of Action

At the core of the ZO® 3-Step Peel™ is a trio of potent acids: salicylic, lactic, and trichloracetic acid (TCA), complemented by a 6% concentration of retinol cream. This fusion not only facilitates the removal of the outermost damaged skin layers but also permeates the epidermis and upper dermis. The outcome? Enhanced cellular turnover, a surge in collagen production, and a restored moisture balance.

Furthermore, this peel stands out for its universal applicability. Regardless of skin type or color, the ZO® 3-Step Peel™ can be an optimal choice, provided it’s used under the guidance of doctor.

Who is suitable for the the ZO® 3-Step Peel™?

  • Sun-induced pigmentation like brown spots and uneven skin tone.
  • Melasma.
  • Enlarged pores.
  • Uneven skin texture and dullness.
  • Acne and resultant post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

The 3-Step Breakdown

Peel Solution: Initiating the treatment, the peel solution comprising the exfoliating acids is applied, laying the foundation for a smoother, brighter complexion.

Retinol Crème: A subsequent layer of retinol cream accentuates the process, known for its prowess in collagen stimulation and texture enhancement.

Calming Crème: A calming cream is administered to hydrate and soothe the skin, ensuring post-peel comfort.

Patient Experience

Pre-treatment preparation is crucial for desired outcomes. Patients are advised to follow a specific skincare regimen for 4-6 weeks leading up to the procedure, ensuring increased effectiveness and diminished risks.

During the treatment and Immediate Aftereffects

Sensation: Post-treatment, it’s common to experience a mild to moderate burning or stinging sensation. This typically subsides within minutes, especially with the aid of cooling methods like the Zimmer machine.

Redness: Your skin may exhibit redness, resembling a sunburn, which generally lasts for 2 to 3 days post-procedure.

Peeling Phase

Initial Peeling: About three days after the treatment, you can expect the skin to begin peeling. This is a natural and integral part of the exfoliation process.

Extent of Peeling: Peeling is typically prominent for 3 to 5 days and can range from light flaking to more pronounced shedding of skin layers.

Completion: By the seventh day post-procedure, most, if not all, visible signs of peeling should have subsided.

Skin Sensitivity

Your skin might be more sensitive to the sun and certain skincare products for a few weeks. It’s crucial to avoid direct sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the skin from UV damage.

Refrain from using products with active ingredients like retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, or any other potential irritants until your doctor ask you to do so.

Activity Restrictions

Exercise: Engaging in strenuous activities or any form of exercise that leads to excessive sweating should be avoided for 1-2 weeks.

Makeup: Mineral makeup can be applied throughout the recovery week to camouflage any temporary changes. However, always consult with your doctor before applying anything to the treated area.

Results Over Time

As the skin heals, you’ll begin to notice improved skin texture, reduced appearance of imperfections, and a radiant glow.

The stimulation of collagen production will enhance skin elasticity and firmness over time, with the full benefits becoming more apparent in the weeks following the procedure.

Follow-up and Maintenance

Depending on the reason for treatment, a series of treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart might be recommended for optimal outcomes.

Maintenance treatments might also be suggested to preserve and enhance the benefits achieved.

General Care

Keep your skin moisturized with the products recommended by your dermatologist.

Avoid picking or peeling off the skin manually, as it can lead to scarring or hyperpigmentation.

Adherence to the post-care instructions provided by your dermatologist is pivotal for the best results and avoiding complications.

For comprehensive results, it’s usually recommended to undergo a series of at least three treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

What is the price for ZO® 3-Step Peel™?

You can contact us if you want to know more about the price details of ZO® 3-Step Peel™.

If you’re considering a ZO® 3-Step Peel™ , it’s paramount to consult with a doctor to tailor the treatment to your specific needs and achieve the best possible results.