Category Archives: Skin Care

Maintain Your Glow With ZO® Skin Health

Cosmetic treatments, such as laser resurfacing or a chemical peel, can make your skin look smoother, healthier, and more youthful. In order to maintain your results, you should make sure you are taking care of your skin. A comprehensive skincare routine can keep your skin glowing long after your treatment. At Iconic Plastic Surgery, we offer products by ZO® Skin Health to help you keep up with your new radiant complexion.

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Why Is a Good Skincare Regimen Important?

Your skin is the largest organ, and you should care for it the way you care for the rest of your body. A proper skincare regimen includes a few different products and should be followed every day. While you should already be protecting your skin from damage, it is important to be even more diligent after you have had a cosmetic treatment. A good skincare routine can also help slow down the appearance of further signs of aging.

What Is ZO® Skin Health?

ZO® Skin Health was developed by skincare expert and board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi. He developed the brand to provide people with products to truly optimize the health of their skin. The products have been created using the latest technology to help patients achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful skin.


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Here at Iconic Plastic Surgery, we also offer products from ZO® Medical. These treatments are only available for use by professionals and can be used to treat several skin conditions, including severe acne, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea. Once the health of your skin has been stabilized, you can use ZO® Skin Health products in your everyday routine.

How Will a Skincare Routine Prolong My Results?

Skincare after a procedure is important because if you do not take care of your skin, you are basically undoing all of the work that was just done. Moisturizing and protecting your skin from the sun are the two most important steps to take. You should also try to avoid touching your face as much as you can. Serums and other products can be added to your routine according to the concerns that you wish to correct or prevent. Maintaining healthy skin will take less effort than trying to fix any damage that has already occurred.


For more information about ZO® Skin Health products or skin rejuvenation treatments, contact Iconic Plastic Surgery by calling 760.637.5288 or by filling out our online contact form.

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The Benefits of Using ZO® Skin Health Products

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Everyone has a unique skin type and experiences different ailments from adolescence into adulthood. While drug stores and salons carry a range of skin care products that claim to target certain problems, they have their limitations so that they appeal to a broader audience. Instead of offering specific options for the consumer’s individual imperfections, these products provide lackluster effects. Additionally, medical skin conditions must be treated by a professional to ensure the issue is handled correctly.

Achieving and maintaining beautiful, smooth, and youthful skin is accomplished by adopting a personalized skin care routine with high-end creams and cleansers. Using medical-grade skin care products rather than store-bought versions can tackle concerns and prevent future damage. At Iconic Plastic Surgery, we offer a collection of ZO® Medical and ZO® Skin Health products under the guidance of our medical aesthetician to deliver the best results for our patients.

The Benefit of ZO® Skin Care Products

ZO® Medical and ZO® Skin Health were created by esteemed dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi to provide a comprehensive approach to skin care that yields high-quality results. ZO® formulas have high concentrations of retinoids, glycolic acid, growth factors, and vitamin C. A medical aesthetician can compile a set of products tailored to your skin type and preferences to create a youthful, glowing, and, more importantly, healthy complexion.

What ZO® Products Can Do

Multi-Therapy Hydroquinone Approach: It is ideal for treating severe hyperpigmentation as well as sun damage and may be paired with an exfoliation product for optimal results.

Non-Hydroquinone Hyperpigmentation System: This approach can address mild-to-moderate hyperpigmentation and is gentle enough for patients with hydroquinone sensitivity. It can also be used as a maintenance program.

Severe Acne System: Patients who struggle with blackheads, whiteheads, cystic acne, and inflammatory breakouts can benefit from this system. Some may achieve their desired results by combining it with a chemical peel or facial.

Rosacea System: This line of products contains anti-inflammatories as well as vitamin C and vitamin A, all of which minimize the symptoms of rosacea, including papules, pustules, redness, telangiectasia, and enlarged pores.

Skin Health: This set of products is usually recommended to preserve the effects of intensive skin treatment in the long run. A daily routine is custom designed for each patient to cleanse, moisturize, exfoliate, and protect the skin.

Assessing Your Needs

Because ZO® formulas are medical-grade, they need to be delivered by a specially trained medical professional who is experienced with skin care. During a private consultation at Iconic Plastic Surgery, your skin will be evaluated by our knowledgeable medical aesthetician who will then determine the appropriate course of action to give you the best possible outcome.


To receive your personalized ZO® skin care program, please schedule your consultation today by calling our Carlsbad location at 760-637-5288.



Which Skin Treatment Should I Schedule in the Summer?

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Summer is upon us! It is the perfect time for bikinis, swimming, beach volleyball, and fun in the sun. Just make sure you keep your diligent skin care practices. Combining at-home habits with professional treatment yields positive results in the present and as you age. Because people tend to spend a lot of their free time outdoors during the summer season, non-surgical skin care options with little to no downtime are preferred. Choosing a quick solution that does not require downtime ensures that you are back in the water or out in the sun sooner. Iconic Plastic Surgery offers a variety of skin treatments that can be tailored to your individual needs and help you preserve the integrity of your skin for many years.

Your Treatment Options


A facial is a gentle multi-step treatment that can address a range of concerns. Facials are appropriate for all skin types and can be beneficial for maintaining optimal skin health all year round. After a comprehensive analysis of your condition and skin quality, your aesthetician at Iconic Plastic Surgery can recommend a facial that cleanses, exfoliates, and rehydrates the skin accordingly. Afterward, your skin will feel softer, healthier, and renewed.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel can improve the overall quality of the skin using acidic solutions of varying strengths. This approach can also smooth the appearance of fine lines and visible sun damage for a rejuvenating effect. Depending on the severity of your skin problems, you may be a candidate for a mild, moderate, or strong chemical peel.

Skin Resurfacing

At Iconic Plastic Surgery, patients can choose between dermaplaning or microneedling skin resurfacing procedures, both of which can help revitalize the skin. As an alternative to chemical peels, skin resurfacing involves mechanically removing dead skin cells to reveal the healthier, softer, and brighter skin underneath. Those who are bothered by acne scarring and other textural irregularities can benefit from this procedure.

Other Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy

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Aside from taking the time to seek professional skin treatments, you can also maintain the health of your skin at home.

Protect: Apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) every day, even if you will not be outdoors for an extended period. Not only can this protect your skin from sunburn, but it can also prevent visible signs of sun damage from emerging in your later years.

Hydrate: Because you will lose a lot of water in the summer heat, it is crucial to keep your skin moisturized by both using a moisturizer that works best for your skin type and drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

Repair: If you do happen to get a sunburn, do what you can to repair the damage right away. Applying alcohol-free aloe vera gel can cool the burn and soothe the skin. However, severe sunburns should always be treated by a doctor.



To find out which skin treatment is right for your needs, please schedule your consultation at our Carlsbad office by calling 760-637-5288 today!