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ZO Skin Peels were created by Dr. Zein Obagi who has over 20 years’ experience as a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Obagi has revolutionised the skincare industry with his line of skin peel treatments and medical strength anti-ageing products and that now have become one of the most sought after, results orientated cosmeceutical ranges across the globe. Elanamie Clinic is a medical-led skin clinic this allows us to offer our clients Advanced ZO Skin Peels which can achieve superior results for clients with specific skin concerns.

ZO facial peels offer a variety of different skin peeling solutions for various skin conditions to improve the texture of the skin, brighten, reduce lines and wrinkles, lighten pigmentation, even out skin tone as well as treat conditions such as congestion and acne.


Before Your Facial Peel

4-6 Weeks Prior to Treatment

To enhance the results of your peel, your physician should start you on a ZO® program based on your skin type. For patients with a high risk of pigmentation problems, your physician may recommend some form of bleaching and correcting creme.

5-7 days Prior to Peel

Avoid any form of laser hair removal, electrolysis, waxing or use of depilatory creams.

3-4 days Before Your Facial Peel Treatment

Discontinue the use of topical retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinol and other potentially irritating products.

N.B: If you have had any procedure such as IPL, laser or microdermabrasion, avoid having a peel treatment until your skin has completely healed.


ZO Ossential Stimulator Peel

The ZO Ossential Stimulator Peel is often referred to as a “lunch time peel” or “red carpet peel” as there is little or no downtime, redness or peeling afterwards, just a subtle glow. Treating all skin types safely ZO Stimulator Peel is a highly effective superficial skin peel for many signs of skin ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, superficial pigmentation, mild acne, congestion, age spots, pigmentation, uneven skin texture and enlarged pores. This face peel uses 3 effective exfoliating ingredients together: salicylic, lactic and citric acid to remove dead skin cells and superficial imperfections revealing brighter skin underneath.

Benefits of ZO Ossential Stimulator Peel

  • Brighter, more radiant complexion

  • Improves and evens skin texture

  • Softening of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Minimal recovery time

  • Soothes mild acne and decongests

  • Lightens superficial pigmentation

  • Reduction of pore size

Skin expert: Emma

Peel Strength: Light

Reaction: Minimal. No prior treatment required. Can be repeated every 4 weeks.

Time: 1.5 hours

Cost: €120


ZO Three Step Peel

A superbly rejuvenating in office deeper peel. The ZO® Three-Step Peel is ideal for patients with any skin type looking for effective anti-aging treatment that reveals beautiful, rejuvenated skin with minimal downtime. This specially-designed peel process improves the overall appearance of skin, leaving you with a younger look and feel.

Unlike most other peels, the ZO Three-Step peel requires a pre-treatment regimen prior to the in-office treatment, which will be discussed in detail during your personal consultation. This at-home regimen coupled with the professional treatment helps to diminish signs of aging more effectively than other peels.

What is the 3 Step Stimulation Peel?

The 3 step stimulator peel has 3 different ingredients, and has 3 steps! The ingredients are:

  • Step 1: Salicylic acid, Lactic acid and Trichloracetic acid

  • Step 2: 6% retinol cream is applied directly after your peel and then more is applied after 5 hours

  • Step 3: A calming cream that is applied straight after your peel and then several times for the days following your peel.

Indication for 3-step peel

  • Hyperpigmentation/ melasma,

  • Large pores/ coarse texture,

  • Fine lines,

  • Oil

  • Uneven skin tone

  • Badly textured skin

  • Acne prone skin

  • Sun damage

  • Rough skin

  • Dull skin

Skin expert: Emma

Peel Strength: Medium

Reaction: 1 week reaction (mild redness, peeling that begins on day 3)

Time: 1.5 hours

Cost: €300


After Your Facial Peel

  • Don’t panic! Redness, stinging, itching, tightness, mild swelling, flaking, and peeling, are all normal reactions following a peel. The severity of these responses varies for each individual.

  • Exfoliation generally will start 2-3 days after treatment and ends by approximately day 5.

  • Avoid rubbing, scratching or peeling/picking the skin with your fingers while healing

  • For at least 7 to 10 days following the peel, avoid direct sun exposure to best allow your skin to fully heal. If at any time throughout the healing process direct sun exposure cannot be avoided, use Oclipse-C Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 protection as necessary. Apply very lightly and gently to avoid premature exfoliation.

  • Besides the Retinol Crème, do not use alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and other potentially irritating products until the skin has fully healed.

  • You should also avoid running water directly on your face while showering.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise and consequent sweating until the skin has completely healed.

  • Do not have any other procedures such as facials, hair removal, microdermabrasion and lasers until the skin has fully healed.

  • Once your skin has healed, return to the daily ZO® program your physician would have recommended.