At our aesthetic center, we offer not only exceptional medical-grade skincare products; we also provide expert assistance in choosing the right skincare regimen for our patients’ specific needs.
Medical-grade skincare vs. drugstore skincare
Skincare products that are available at a drugstore contain active ingredients; they just don’t usually contain enough of them to make a big difference. The reason that drugstore skincare products have a much lower amount of active ingredients is because too many people would use them incorrectly, and would end up with irritated skin. Medical-grade skincare uses the right amount of ingredients to create an actual change within the skin, whereas drugstore skincare products only include a tiny amount of the active ingredient so that they can advertise that it’s in there — even though the amount is so low that you’ll likely not see any benefit from it. In addition, drugstore skincare products are regulated by the FDA, which means they can’t reach beyond the top layer of the skin. This is where medical-grade skincare has a huge advantage. Especially for those who have skin conditions such as acne or dryness, it’s important to get enough of the active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, phosphatidylserine, and salicylic acids, but it’s just as important to understand how to effectively use these ingredients. This is where our aesthetic team can help. We will be happy to recommend the best products for you while also explaining why they’re the best for you.