ZO® 3-Step Peel

ZO® 3-Step Peel2024-02-27T15:51:24+00:00

Improve skin health, treat discoloration, and combat aging with ZO® 3-Step Peel’s multi-action agents that continue working long after you leave our office.

ZO® 3-Step Peel treatments

  • Treat melasma

  • Treat acne & post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

  • Improve skin texture

  • Brighten skin

  • Reduce discoloration from sun damage

  • Smooth fine lines

3-Step Chemical Peel from Award-Winning ZO® Skin Health

ZO®3-Step Peel is a medical-grade chemical peel developed by world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi. This advanced treatment targets a wide range of skin concerns, including pigmentation irregularities, acne, sun damage, fine lines, and texture issues. With a blend of exfoliants, retinol, and multi-action agents, the ZO® 3-Step Peel delivers remarkable improvements to your skin’s overall health and appearance.

The chemical treatment and at-home follow-up treatment are safe for all skin types and work to improve skin health to treat the root of the problem and ensure long-lasting results.

ZO® 3-Step Peel to Improve Skin Health, Texture, and Color

3-Step Treatment

  • 1

    Peel Solution – The first step is an in-office application of a peel solution containing 17% salicylic acid, 5% lactic acid, and 10% trichloroacetic acid (TCA). This combination gently exfoliates the topmost layers of the skin, reduces inflammation, and hydrates.

  • 2

    Retinol Crème Complex – Second, your skincare professional will apply  a stimulating 6% Retinol Crème. This step stimulates deep cellular function, promoting collagen production, skin tightening, and wrinkle reduction.

  • 3

    Hydrating Crème – Finally, as an ongoing treatment, you will take home the calming Hydrating Crème to minimizes redness and irritation that may occur after the first two steps. Applying the gentle cream restores moisture and protects your skin.

How Does ZO® 3-Step Peel Work?

The ZO® 3-Step Peel uses a combination of highly effective ingredients to achieve dramatic results. By stimulating cellular turnover, the peel encourages the growth of fresh, healthy skin cells while sloughing off dull and damaged skin layers. The process enhances collagen production, promotes even skin tone, and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Ideal Candidates for ZO® 3-Step Peel

ZO® 3-Step Peel is perfect for individuals who desire significant improvements in their skin’s appearance and health. It is an ideal treatment for those with concerns such as sun damage, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, uneven texture, and acne-prone skin. However, you should always consult with a skincare professional to determine if ZO 3-Step Peel is the right choice for you.

Benefits of ZO® 3-Step Peel

  • Dramatically improves skin tone and texture
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Fades hyperpigmentation, melasma, and sun damage
  • Minimizes acne and acne scarring
  • Promotes collagen production for firmer, youthful skin
  • Enhances overall skin health and vitality
  • Suitable for all skin types and tones

Peel Preparation

Before undergoing a ZO 3-Step Peel, it is essential to prepare your skin. Your skincare professional will provide specific guidelines tailored to your needs.

They will likely recommend you pre-condition your skin with a retinol or retinoic acid product for 4-6 weeks before the ZO® 3-Step Peel treatment. This preparation helps to enhance its effectiveness.

Your preparation may also include staying away from certain skincare products or treatments and avoiding excessive sun exposure.

What Happens During the Peel Treatment

During the treatment, your skincare professional will apply each step of the ZO 3-Step Peel. You may experience a warm, tingling sensation during the application process, which is temporary and subsides quickly. The entire procedure typically takes around 30 minutes, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules.

Aftercare and Recovery

After your ZO 3-Step Peel treatment, your skincare professional will provide you with detailed instructions for post-peel care. You must follow these guidelines to ensure optimal healing and maximize the benefits of the treatment.

You may experience mild redness, flaking, or peeling for a few days after the peel. But these side-effects are temporary and will reveal fresh, rejuvenated skin.

When will I see the results?

Initial results appear after peeling, usually within 3 to 5 days post-treatment, with skin texture and clarity improvements. Full benefits and more significant changes may be observed within two weeks as the skin continues to heal and regenerate​. It’s important to follow post-care instructions to promote the best results.

How often should I get the ZO® 3-Step Peel? 

The recommended frequency depends on your specific skin concerns and goals. We suggest at least three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results.​

Is there any downtime?

There is minimal to no downtime associated with the ZO® 3-Step Peel. Some individuals may experience peeling, itching, or mild swelling. Still, these are typical post-procedure signs and vary by skin type.​

Can I combine the ZO® 3-Step Peel with other treatments?

It is advisable to avoid other skin treatments such as laser, IPL, or microdermabrasion until your skin has fully healed from the peel. Your aesthetician can guide you on when it’s safe to resume or combine other treatments.​

Common areas treated with ZO® 3-Step Peel:

  • Face

  • Neck

  • Chest

  • Arms

  • Legs

  • & More

Results and Maintenance

You will notice visible improvements from ZO® 3-Step Peel in as early as two weeks post-treatment, and you will see the final results within six weeks.

However, improvements to your skin will continue over time as it undergoes the rejuvenation process. To maintain results, you should follow a personalized skincare regimen prescribed by your skincare professional, which may include ZO Skin Health products.

Staying consistent with your recommended skincare will further enhance your skin’s smoothness, diminish red spots, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Additionally, for the best results, your skincare professional may recommend a series of at least three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Your personalized treatment will depend on your specific skin concerns and goals.

Why Choose ZO® 3-Step Peel?

ZO® 3-Step Peel stands out from other treatments because it aligns with the Obagi philosophy of promoting ongoing skin health. Unlike treatments that merely address symptoms, this peel strengthens and bolsters healthy skin, ensuring long-term benefits.

Book a ZO® 3-Step Peel in Nashville

The ZO® Skin Health skincare line from Dr. Zein Obagi is designed to help you achieve optimal skin health through your daily skincare routine and at-home skincare maintenance.

Garza Plastic Surgery is your Nashville ZO® Skin Health provider. From in-office peels to award-winning skincare products, we can give you the best skincare you need.

Our skincare expert, Tracy Robinson, will tailor your ZO® skincare to address your personal needs and goals. Ask for a consultation with Tracy at Garza today!

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