ZO Acne and Oil Stimulator Peel was created by Dr Zein Obagi MD
ZO Skin Health Stimulator Peel includes a combination of three different acids plus potent concentrations of other active ingredients to exfoliate the skin, stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin and reduce wrinkles. Combine this with the ZO Acne and Oil Control Treatment it is also an extremely effective way to minimise oil production, large pores and inflammation in congested skin.
What is a ZO Acne and Oil Stimulator Peel?
This peel contains lactic, citric and salicylic acid plus potent concentrations of other active ingredients to exfoliate the skin, stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin to reduce lines, wrinkles and other blemishes.
The Zo Acne and Oil Control Stimulator Peel includes:
A deep cleanse to remove impurities.
A scrub (Exfoliating Polish) to prepare the skin for easy extraction by removing remaining debris from the skin’s surface and then the Polish Activator.
ZO Peel Prep Solution to prepare the skin for the Peel.
The Stimulator Peel which contains a combination of AHA’s and salicylic acid to minimise excess oil production and tighten pores is applied two to four minutes before it is neutralised with pads soaked in Peel Neutraliser, which restores the Ph balance of the skin after the acids in the peel.
An oil-free cream, with a special blend of moisture factors, fatty acids and amino acids to perform a calming massage.
A bio-sulfur masque containing eucalyptus and kaolin for antiseptic and detoxifying benefits.
To finish the treatment, antioxidants, DNA repairing enzymes and powerful sun protection using natural melanin, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide is applied to minimise acne scarring.
The active Peel solution can cause the superficial layer of the skin to peel off and may cause slight initial reddening. The treatment exposes a new layer of healthy undamaged skin, resulting in a smoother texture and a more even skin tone.
What are the benefits of the ZO Stimulator Peel?
- Stimulate the growth of healthy cells while you shed damaged skin.
- Treats mild acne and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- Reduces pore size.
- Improves efficacy of skincare products.
- No downtime.
- Immediate results.
- Soften and rejuvenate sun-damaged skin.
- Improves skin texture and tone.
- Reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles and hyper-pigmentation.
- Soften fine lines and wrinkles.
- Stimulate the production of collage for firmer, more youthful skin.
Who should (and should not) have the ZO Stimulator Peel?
We recommended this peel if you have mild to moderate acne, if you are prone to breakouts or you get congested or oily skin. It also helps reduce skin ageing, sun damage and hyperpigmentation.
We do not recommend the peel for those who are:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Using Roaccutane or prescription retinoids
- Having radiation or chemotherapy
- Allergic to lactic acid, citric acid or salicylic acid
Do I need to prepare my skin before the peel?
You do not need to perform any preparation or use any specific skin care before the ZO Stimulator Peel. However you will get better results if you use some of the ZO products before having the treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment will take about 50 minutes.
You will notice results straight away and skin will be fresher, glowing and with an improvement in texture and tone. We recommend a course of treatments for optimum results.
Is the peel painful?
Unlike some stronger chemical peels during which you may feel discomfort, the Stimulator Peel is not painful and does not involve any downtime. You may experience a mild warming sensation briefly whilst the peel is applied. There may be slight initial reddening of the skin, followed by limited peeling a day or two later. For special events the Peel is ideal to have 3 days before.
How long before I see results?
Most people will see a dramatic improvement in their skin after just one peel. However, we recommend a course of 4 Peels, 4-6 weeks apart for maximum benefit.
Enhance the results of your ZO Stimulator Peel
Additional ZO products can be added to your Stimulator Peel to enhance the results for your skin.
We also recommend the Dermalux Light after this treatment for an additional cost to enhance the results.
Natasha performs the ZO Acne / Oil Control Stimulator Peel at Cheshire Lasers.