SkinMedica – Is it Time to Consider Medical Grade Skin Care?

 In Aesthetics, Blog, Skin Care Products

Is your vanity countertop filled with skin care products that didn’t work? Are you constantly cruising the skin care aisle in hopes of finally finding a product line that works with your skin type? It might be time to consider medical grade skin care. SkinMedica believes is that everyone deserves to have naturally radiant skin allowing them to look and feel confident every day.

What is SkinMedica?

A leading authority in protective and corrective skin care, SkinMedica offers a complete line of medical grade skin care. Backed by two decades of research, these advanced products have been formulated to promote the long-term health of your skin.

SkinMedica has products that work for every skin type and can address a variety of issues. If you struggle with any of these, consult a medical professional. They will determine which SkinMedica products would be the best and develop a personalized skin care regimen.


The environmental factor that has the largest impact on the aging of skin is exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun. This results in photodamage which typically manifests itself in gradual changes in the skin such as advanced aging or wrinkling, uneven or pebbly skin and irregular pigmentation.

Age Spots

Melanocytes are the cells that produce the skin’s pigment. These cells are stimulated by UV rays and result in age spots, also called sunspots. They are commonly found on areas of the skin consistently exposed to the sun like the back of the hands, forearms, neck, chest and face.


Lines and wrinkles are the results of degenerative changes in the proteins of the skin’s infrastructure such as loss of stored antioxidants and reduction in collagen. They are also caused by movement of the skin, resulting in creases over time.

Acne-Prone Skin

A chronic inflammatory disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, acne affects at least 85% of adolescents and young adults. Acne is generally found on areas of the skin with well-developed sebaceous glands including the face, back, chest and upper arms. Characteristics of acne include inflamed pimples, cysts, blackheads, and whiteheads.

Dry Skin

Xerosis is the medical term for extremely dry skin. You can have dry skin naturally, due to logical conditions like underactive sebaceous glands, or it could be the result of environmental conditions. Skin will be dull, itchy or flaky and feel tight. Fine lines and wrinkles are typically more evident with dry skin.

Combination Skin

Combination skin is either normal to dry or normal to oily. Normal to dry skin generally looks dull around the cheek, eye, and lip area. It can be aggravated by hot, dry summer weather or indoor heating systems during the dry winter months.

Normal to oily skin is typically shiny and oily to the touch, especially on the forehead, chin, nose. During the course of the day or periods of stress, skin can transition to predominantly oily.

The SkinMedica Difference

If you struggle with any of these issues and over-the-counter products aren’t providing the results you’re looking for, consult with your aesthetician or medical professional. They can determine which SkinMedica products would be best for your skin type or issues and develop a personalized regimen.

TNS Recovery Complex®

The first topical growth factor solution with the patented Tissue Nutrient Solution (TNS®) is clinically shown to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

TNS Essential Serum®

With more clinical studies than any other growth factor product on the market today, this all-in-one skin rejuvenating treatment improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and texture.

Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex

Using a proprietary blend of ingredients without hydroquinone, Lytera® reduces the appearance of dark spots revealing brighter, more luminous skin.

Retinol Complex

SkinMedica’s three varying strengths of retinol enhance skin’s radiance, tone, texture, and resiliency.

Total Defense + Repair

Rejuvenating superscreen powered by SOL-IR™ Advanced Antioxidant Complex to provide comprehensive protection beyond UVA/UVB rays while supporting skin’s ability to restore itself.

HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

Powered by SkinMedica’s exclusive VITISENSCE™ Technology, HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator provides immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also supports the skin’s natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid (HA) for overall skin health.

SkinMedica at Vive Center

Vive Aesthetics and Wellness is a unique medical practice, providing aesthetic medicine and medical weight loss to the South Jersey community. Our medical esthetician can recommend the correct products and create a customized skin care regimen to address any of your problems or concerns.

We offer medical grade skin care products from SkinMedica. Skin care consultations are always free at Vive and as an added bonus: you can earn and redeem Brilliant Distinctions points with your SkinMedica purchases.

There’s no reason to wait! Call to schedule your consultation today!


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