Medesthetics

APR 2014

MedEsthetics—business education for medical practitioners—provides the latest noninvasive cosmetic procedures, treatment trends, product and equipment reviews, legal issues and medical aesthetics industry news.

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medestheticsmagazine.com | APRIL 2014 57 medestheticsmagazine.com | APRIL 2014 57 By Stacy Gueraseva Photography by Cory Sorensen Zein Obagi, MD, has built his career on advancing the field of dermatology through personalized care and product development. SITTING IN HIS MODERN, sundrenched offi ce at the Obagi Skin Health Institute—an 8,000-square- foot, fully-equipped dermatology practice in the heart of Beverly Hills, California—Zein Obagi, MD, seems a lifetime away from his days as a struggling medical intern, who fl ed Syria for Detroit in the early 1970s in search of better opportunities. T at's where Dr. Obagi's medical story begins, and it is a remarkable one. Today, Dr. Obagi helms a dermatology empire that encompasses three facilities in Southern California; two skincare lines, ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical; several educational seminars and courses, and a soon- to-be-released book on skin health. To understand how he got here, we fi rst have to travel back to 1960s Syria, where a teenage Zein Obagi was exposed to what he calls "certain disasters" that propelled him towards a career in medicine. the Beyond Surface B e y o n d t h e S u r f a c e M E D 4 1 4 . i n d d 5 7 Beyond the Surface MED414.indd 57 3 / 1 7 / 1 4 1 0 : 0 4 A M 3/17/14 10:04 AM

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