883 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California 92651

Dr. Zein Obagi, Dermatologist - Orange County, CA

Meet Dr. Obagi

Board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Zein Obagi is recognized around the world as a leader and pioneer in skin health. Dr. Obagi has dedicated his career to treating both common skin concerns and the most challenging skin conditions that can give his patients not only confidence, but a better quality of life. After over 30 years of clinical experience, Dr. Obagi founded the ZO Skin Centre® with innovative treatments and the ZO® Skin Health line of products that use innovative technology and ingredients to effectively improve the health and appearance of the skin. His unique ZO® Skin Health Circle™ that is designed to work with every skin tone and type so his patients can achieve healthy, radiant skin with therapeutic treatments, maintenance, and prevention.

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Specialties and Skills

Dr. Obagi continues to look for new technologies, better techniques, and advanced ingredients so he can provide the best skin care to his patients. From cosmetic concerns, like signs of aging, to medical conditions, like acne, rosacea, and dyschromia, Dr. Obagi wants all of his patients of all ages and ethnicities to enjoy beautiful, healthy skin that gives them confidence. Dr. Obagi is the author of The Art of Skin Health Restoration and Rejuvenation: The Science of Clinical Practice, a medical textbook on skin health. He currently holds five U.S. patents for skin repairing devices and techniques. Dr. Obagi's line of products include ZO® Skin Health for daily skin care and ZO® Medical prescription skin care.

Education and Training

Dr. Obagi earned his Medical Degree from Damascus Medical School, then completed his Internship at Deaconess Hospital in Detroit. He then performed his residency in pathology at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Obagi was a United States Navy Medical Officer who served in Honolulu, HI and completed his dermatology residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA, and as a staff dermatologist in Long Beach, CA

Professional Memberships

Dr. Obagi is a proud member of several medical organizations, including:

American Academy of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

American Academy of Dermatology, Diplomate

American Medical Association

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

International Society of Dermatology

Society of Investigative Dermatology


"I believe this man is the best. He approaches skin differently than anyone I know that's out there. I usually try all sorts of products but once I saw how brilliant he was, I switched to using all of his products. He knows skin & yours, after looking at you for 3 seconds. No joke."



"Dr Obagi and staffI have been a loyal customer for many years because Dr Obagi is the best! He has a progressive scientific approach to skin care that yields effective results! Obagi and his awesome professional staff educates and demonstrates they are more than just a BRAND. Thank you my health and life has improved because of your genius!Javan"



"Dr. Obagi is simply the best,spectacular doctor, and an amazing staff!"



"Dr. Obagi is a well-known skin-care specialist...he even has his own clinically proven Obagi system to treat hyperpigmentation, pot-marks, etc.  Seriously...it's a MIRACLE system.During his consultation (which runs $200-350 depending on how many issues he's talking to you about...me, it was just pigmentation) he'll look you over with a fine-tooth comb (literally, checks your face and hair-line and so on) and then he'll A) diagnose B) diagram what's going on with your skin and WHY C) talk about what you've done in the past to correct it D) illustrate with pen and paper how he's going to fix it E) goes over which products will work for you and how to use them.  He's very approachable, likeable, knowledgeable...he'll answer any and all questions.  Basically he told me that I should just go hom and give all of my skin-care products to someone I don't like...cuz none of them work! lolIf you want to TRANSFORM your skin and not just MASK it...go to Dr. Obagi."



"I went to see Dr. Obagi earlier this year to get 2nd opinion on a bump on my face that I thought was cancer.   My original dermatologist wanted to remove it which would have left a scar.  The moment Dr. Obagi walked into the room he easily diagnosed that it was nothing but a wart (embarrassing).  If I would have went with the advice of my original dermatologist, I would have had an unnecessary scar on face!  To my surprised he diagnosed I had Rosacea and recommended an aggressive treatment that I have just started.  I found the staff incredibly knowledgable about the ZO skin line, professional, and caring.  Also, they were very helpful in walking me through how to use the products (several times).  I've already recommended Dr. Obagi to several friends and will continue to do so."



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