401 Newport Center Dr Ste A208
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Dr. Zein Obagi – Master Dermatologist – Newport Beach, CA

Meet Dr. Zein Obagi

As a world-renowned leader and pioneer in skin health, our board-certified master dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi, has dedicated 30+ years of his career to skin care. He has treated men and women with common skin problems and even the most challenging skin conditions with his experience, innovative techniques, quality products, and more. His mission has been to give his patients — not only confidence — but a better quality of life. With three decades of clinical experience, Dr. Obagi established the ZO Skin Centre® with revolutionary skin care treatments and the ZO® Skin Health line of products that use cutting-edge technologies and ingredients to dramatically advance the health and condition of the skin. His unique ZO® Skin Health Circle™ is intended to work with each skin tone and type so all patients can obtain healthy, luminous skin with his therapeutic approaches, maintenance protocols, and prevention strategies.

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Specialties and Skills

It is no secret that Dr. Obagi wants all of his patients of all ages and ethnicities to enjoy beautiful, healthy skin that gives them more confidence. Throughout his life-long career, Dr. Obagi has continued to seek out new techniques, more advanced technologies, and more effective formulas for his skin care lines. He has fine-tuned the science of skin care through these special skills and research. Dr. Obagi authored the book, 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 includes ZO® Skin Health for daily skin care and ZO® Medical for prescription and in-office skin care.

Education and Training

After earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from Damascus Medical School, Dr. Obagi fulfilled his internship requirements at Deaconess Hospital in Detroit, MI. Then, he was accepted into a residency in pathology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. While Dr. Obagi was a United States Navy Medical Officer serving in Honolulu, HI, he finished a dermatology residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA. He was also 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

Medical Privileges


"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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