Skin Health – Consider the Benefits of Medical Grade Skin Care Products

 In Skin Care, Skin Care Products

Are you tired of spending money on over- the- counter skin care products that don’t live up to their promises? If these products aren’t improving the health and appearance of your skin, it might be time to make the switch to medical grade skin care products. 

What is Medical Grade Skin Care?

Medical-grade skin care products, also referred to as cosmeceuticals, are designed to improve both the appearance and the health of your skin. Over the counter (OTC) products aren’t able to penetrate the upper layers of the skin. Because of this, they provide only cosmetic results with no biological impact on the health of your skin. Medical grade products contain ingredients that enable them to penetrate beyond the upper layers and have been clinically proven to have a positive effect on the health and appearance of skin. While healthy, beautiful skin itself is a great reason to consider using medical grade  products, there are a few other good reasons to make the switch.

Active Ingredients

The reason medical grade skin care products are more effective than OTC products is they contain higher levels of active ingredients. Even those products at your local pharmacy labeled “clinical strength” typically only contain trace amounts of these ingredients and are not as potent as medical grade products. In addition to being more effective in improving the health and appearance of the skin, medical grade products offer a couple of other benefits as well.

Clinically Tested/ FDA Regulated

Because their products contain very small amounts of active ingredients, the OTC cosmetic and skin care industry is permitted to be “self-regulated”. This is not the case with medical grade products, which are regulated by the FDA. Medical grade products undergo controlled, double-blind testing to prove they are safe and effective before the FDA will approve them to be sold to the public. These rigorous requirements not only provide you with healthier skin but provide you with peace of mind as well. 

Physician Recommended 

Not all medical grade skin care products require a prescription or need to be purchased from your physician or medical aesthetician. However, it is best to have your skin evaluated by a medical professional before using medical grade products. They will be able to guide you in choosing products and creating a skin care regimen that is tailored to your skin. A physician’s recommendation can prevent you from wasting time and money on products that aren’t right for your skin type. They can also help you make periodic adjustments to your regimen as the condition of your skin changes. 

Medical Grade Skin Care Products at Vive

At Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics, our philosophy on skin care and facial aesthetics is to enhance one’s natural beauty and to refresh the soul. We understand that taking that first step can be a big deal. From the moment you enter our office, you will feel relaxed. Your goal is to look your best, our goal is to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

Vive offers a complete suite of medical aesthetic treatments as well as a wide selection of medical grade skin care products including SkinMedica, Obagi and more. Our team of professionals provides skin care consultations to determine which skin care treatments and products will work best for you. As an added bonus, you can earn Brilliant Distinctions points to redeem for future purchases. To learn more and to find out which of these services is right for you, schedule a consultation today!



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