Medical Aesthetics of Oklahoma offers four lines of medical-grade skincare products: Obagi Medical, ZO Skin Health, EltaMD, and Skinceuticals. Medical-grade skincare is also sometimes referred to as cosmeceuticals. Medical-grade skincare formulations contain active ingredients that have been clinically proven to be beneficial to your skin. These ingredients are able to penetrate below the stratum corneum, the top layers of your skin. They offer aesthetic and medicinal benefits that over-the-counter products may not. OTC products are considered “cosmetic” because they do not have the ability to penetrate the skin’s deeper layers. Medical-grade skincare lines frequently contain identical ingredients to the pharmaceutical products that require a prescription. However, medical-grade formulations may use smaller amounts of these ingredients or alternative byproducts.
Obagi is a full-service skincare system that provides products that are diverse and inclusive for all ethnicities, genders, ages, skin types, and skin concerns such as:
- Dry skin
- General skin texture
- Eye area
- Fine lines and wrinkles: prevention and protection
- Skin recovery
- Sensitive skin
- Aging skin
SkinCeuticals was founded in 1997 with the goal of creating superior skincare products to improve and maintain the skin’s health.
The SkinCeuticals formulation philosophy is driven by the physician-based skincare prescription for optimal skin health: prevent future signs of aging with antioxidants, correct visible concerns with retinol and other advanced corrective products, and protect healthy skin with sunscreen.
SkinCeuticals products are clinically proven effective individually. However, they have also been designed to work synergistically with each other. SkinCeuticals has developed an integrated skincare approach to ensure optimum results. The products are designed to work in partnership with clinical skincare treatments for significant skin improvement in various areas:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin discoloration
- Adult acne
- Dehydrated skin
- Eye bags and dark circles
- Sensitive skin
ZO Skin Health believes the only way to achieve skin health is through the power of Science. With world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi as the founder, ZO Skin Health pushes the boundaries of medical-grade skincare. Combining a 3 Step Approach to skincare, powerful technologies, and product education, ZO offers a complete range of solutions that restore skin to a healthy state.
ZO Skin Health offers cutting-edge products + therapeutic treatments to bring the best result-oriented solutions straight to our patients. ZO takes pride in developing innovative skincare solutions that optimize skin health based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies, unique delivery systems, bioengineered complexes, and exclusive formulations.
ZO focuses on strengthening the patient-physician relationship by providing comprehensive skincare programs for both in the office and beyond. ZO creates a continuum between therapeutic treatments and daily care to enforce our belief that skin health should be backed by science, rather than by trends.
ZO provides a comprehensive approach to creating and maintaining healthy skin for anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, unique skin condition or skin type. From correcting sun damage and hyperpigmentation to preventing new damage and protecting against future damage, ZO has skin health covered.
EltaMD is the #1 Dermatologist-recommended professional sunscreen brand. Elta MD broad-spectrum sunscreens provide safe, ultraviolet (UV) protection. A broad-spectrum sunscreen helps prevent sunburn and if used as directed with other sun protection measures, decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. Ultraviolet, or UV rays, are part of the invisible energy that comes from the sun. UVA (aging) rays account for 95% of our sun exposure. They cause skin aging and contribute to skin cancer. UVA rays penetrate deeply into the skin layers, damaging collagen and cells which leads to wrinkling, hyperpigmentation and loss of elasticity. UVB (burning) rays mostly affect the outer layer of the skin. They cause sunburns and tanning that increase the risk of skin cancer and other disorders.
All EltaMD sunscreens are formulated with zinc oxide, a natural, mineral compound. Because zinc maintains its protective ability in the sun, it is more photostable than some chemical ingredients that may degrade. Zinc sunscreen blocks the widest spectrum of UVA and UVB rays, protecting skin against burning and the premature appearance of aging and risk of skin cancer. Zinc is safe for even the most sensitive skin types.