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."



"Today I started my journey with Dr. Obagi's products. As I suffer from acne till this day, I am hesitant to see results and my money's worth for what I paid. I did feel a bit on edge today because I felt like I did not receive enough attention during my consultation. It felt rushed and I felt put aside and I am not too happy about that. I would not recommend anyone to seek this facility for help regarding acne. I started off with moderate almost nothing on my face (just pigmentation and scars) after using the products (long list of them almost about 10 products) my face began to break out and turn red almost purple. They follow the philosophy of worse before better; which does not coincide with my way of thinking. I stopped using the products after two months and now my face is full of scars and the redness remains.I would not recommend this place at all. Save your money, your time and your skin. Reply to Obagi:Thanks !!! Now I have severely damaged skin and it will never look the same thanks to your products. They all damaged and burned  my skin. Save your money !!!"



"Using Melamix and Vitamin A including the whole regimen cleared my skin and made it flawless. Never had better skin in my life while under the regimen! Obagi is the best! Thank you"



"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"



"Best skin and spa specialists I've ever been to!!! They are the only ones I trust for facials, my skin has improved massively since I started using all the Obagi products and getting monthly facials from them. The Dermaplane facial is my favorite, my skin feels baby soft afterwards! Abbey, Ana, and Mellissa are sooooo amazing at what they do. I've recommended all my friends to visit the Laguna Beach ZO clinic and now they are hooked too! 100% recommended!!!"



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