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12/12/2016 Member News
Local Plastic Surgeon Opens First Independently Owned Zo Skin Centre in the World in Downtown St. Petersburg

Contact: Jo Newton, APR
Public Relations & Marketing Director for ZO Skin Centre® at Downtown St. Petersburg
Cell: 813.373.8292

ZO Skin Centre® Grand Opening Celebration hosts meet & greet with Dr. Zein Obagi, founder and medical director of ZO® Skin Health, Inc., Dec. 14

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2016) – The Tampa Bay area has just become one of the most coveted cities and tourist destinations on the East Coast for anyone seeking the newest concept in achieving and sustaining healthy skin—thanks to the opening of the new Downtown St. Petersburg ZO Skin Centre®. Only the second to open in the country, this state-of-the-art facility offers the highest standard of skin care advice, comprehensive aesthetic services, and high-quality skin care products.

Grand Opening Celebration, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m., 240 1st Ave South, FL 33701. Link to downloadable selection of high definition b-roll and high-resolution photos of the New Downtown St. Petersburg ZO Skin Centre®

“In the past, you’ve had to go to a medical clinic for this quality of skin care, but now we can bring the doctors and the power of ZO® products, programs, and protocols to you on your own schedule,” said Dr. Christian Drehsen, owner of the Clinique of Plastic Surgery and the new Downtown St. Petersburg ZO Skin Centre®. “What’s truly different about ZO® products is that whatever your age, ethnicity, skin type or current skin condition—you will be able to achieve a gorgeous complexion that is smooth, strong, firm, even-toned, hydrated and free of disease.”
At your first Skin Health consultation at the new Downtown St. Petersburg ZO Skin Centre®, you will receive a complimentary in-depth evaluation of your skin-related concerns and a review of your medical history. Your VISIA® complexion analysis is a state-of-the-art skin scan using multiple camera lenses and filters to capture key visual information for six areas affecting complexion health and appearance: wrinkles, spots, pores, evenness (color variation in the skin tone), porphyrins (evidence of bacteria in pores), and UV spots (characteristic of photodamage, typically from overexposure to sun). VISIA® also provides a comparison of your complexion’s characteristics to those of other women and men of your same age and ethnicity. You will then receive a completely individualized ZO® Skin Health protocol to meet your individual needs and goals.

“The best advice I can give to anyone who is seeking healthy and radiant skin is to immediately stop using typical moisturizer products,” said Dr. Drehsen. “Those over-the-counter products will only treat the surface of your skin and will not help you treat your skin at the cellular level where you need to stimulate the repair of any past damage—a youthful complexion for women and men comes from rejuvenation of the skin from within.”

Dr. Obagi and his trained physicians emphasize prevention, focusing on sun damage, aging, pigmentation, and acne by prescribing skin formulations that help the skin work properly. Centre locations offer a range of injectables, facials, peels and other cosmetic procedures that go beyond a typical medical spa. At ZO Skin Centre® the goal is to interact with ZO Skin Centre® patients throughout their lives, creating programs designed to address the skin-health problems that are common at any age. Dr. Obagi’s Skin Health philosophy offers a wider application of science that focuses on what is best for individuals instead of a traditional one-size fits all approach typical of over-the-counter skin care that is guided by a sales person instead of a licensed medical provider and team of trained estheticians.

Dr. Drehsen will be joined by Raja Nalluri, M.D., as well as certified aestheticians trained in the exclusive ZO® protocols.

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