What is medical-grade skin care?
Medical-grade skin care products contain a high concentration of active ingredients proven to affect skin at a biological level and are formulated to penetrate below the top layers of skin. They contain concentrated levels of active ingredients combined with advanced mechanisms to enhance penetration, stimulate cellular turnover, and increase production of collagen and elastin. Many medical-grade skin care lines contain prescription medications, such as hydroquinone and Retin-A that should only be given under the supervision and direction of a skin care specialist. A variety of skin care concerns can be addressed, and a customized treatment plan can be formulated based on your concerns and goals.
What is the difference between over-the-counter (OTC) products and medical-grade products?
OTC products are made for the masses, the potency, quality, and mechanism of penetration are far inferior to medical-grade skin care. OTC products are made with small amounts of active ingredients and only affect the top layer of skin, therefore, there is a limit to the overall benefit.
On the other hand, medical-grade skin care is quite the opposite. Medical-grade products contain stronger active ingredients, made with higher quality ingredients, and with technology that encourages deeper penetration into the skin to allow the products to have a biological effect on the skin. Medical-grade skin care products are developed for specific skin types and/or issues and must be sold by a qualified licensed professional. The combination of better products and guidance of a professional will lead to better outcomes and results.
Why should you use medical-grade skin care?
Medical-grade skin care products are thoroughly researched, clinically tested, and professionally supervised for use and efficacy. True medical-grade products have clinical research studies to support the advertised benefits. With higher doses of quality, active ingredients working in the deeper layers of skin you should expect better results in less time, and the longer you use it, the greater effect it will have on the overall health and appearance of your skin. Medical-grade skin care doesn’t only target anti-aging concerns but also conditions like acne, rosacea, melasma, and sun-damage.
Who should use medical grade skin care?
Anyone and everyone can be a candidate for medical-grade skin care. If you have allergies or ingredient sensitivities let your provider know so the proper products are recommended.
What are the benefits?
Since medical-grade skin care products are significantly purer and more potent than OTC products, they work quicker and are more effectively to treat specific skin issues and enhance overall skin health. The main benefits are medical-grade products contain the best ingredients, in the purest form, at the appropriate strength and in correct combinations, all backed by research studies to ensure the best outcomes.
Why do I need to buy medical-grade skin care from a physician’s office?
The active ingredients in medical-grade products are stronger than those sold over-the-counter so they must be prescribed and monitored by a medical professional.
What kind of results should I expect?
Results are based on the condition you are treating. One main benefit is the improvement of skin function on the cellular level and the overall health of the skin. With higher concentration, better quality of ingredients and deeper penetration of products: results to be expected are increased hydration, less inflammatory oil, decreased redness and sensitivity, improvement of dark spots, less fine lines and wrinkles and less acne breakouts to name a few. However, it is important to follow the steps as directed and don’t mix and match different products. This will impact your overall results.
How do I know what products are best for my skin?
At Serene Advanced Skin Care, we offer an in-person consultation, and we will assess your skin and listen to your concerns. With your goals in mind, we will create a treatment regimen focused specifically on your needs.
What medical-grade products are offered at Serene Advanced Skin Care?
At Serene we offer ZO Skin Health. With over 20 years of clinical research, this line has proven itself time and time again to be far superior to any other medical-grade products. Our patients love it and see an immediate difference in the health and appearance of their skin.
If you would like to set up a skin care consultation, check out our website or call us at (904) 853-6396.