Three Reasons Why Medical Grade Skin Care is the Right Choice for You

Following the proper skincare routine is key to looking and feeling your best. Yet finding the right regimen can be a daunting task.

There is a dizzying array of products available online and through retail locations and professional medical practices. Formulas include serums, creams, lotions, masks, oils, acids, and more. Prices run the gamut from inexpensive drug store purchases up through products in the three-figure range.

Where can you look to find the perfect skincare for you?

There are three things to consider: 

  • The Science and The Proof.

    The research and regulation behind medical-grade skincare is the holy grail to the best care for your skin. These products undergo thorough research, clinical trials, and other studies to prove their effectiveness. The Food and Drug Administration regulates them to ensure that they contain the right concentration of active ingredients and ph levels to achieve their stated results.

  • Actual results that can deeply penetrate layers of the skin

    Our skin comprises three main layers ~ the hypodermis, the dermis, and the epidermis. The hypodermis is the innermost, a fatty layer that insulates our body and acts as a shock absorber to prevent injury. The dermis sits above the hypodermis and is home to the protein collagen that keeps our skin firm and flexible. The epidermis is the outermost layer on which we apply all skincare.

    Medical grade products contain a higher concentration of 99.9% pure active prescription-strength ingredients. They are clinically proven to affect and sustain positive results by seeping into the hypodermis and dermis, where elastin and collagen reside. They stimulate and renew inner structure to repair signs of aging and sun damage and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Cellular renewal also helps to reduce pigmentation, treat acne, and increase collagen production, keeping skin clear, plump, and firm. Because of this ability to create physical change, medical-grade products are considered pharmaceuticals. Firms that offer these solutions must produce research and scientific results to prove product safety and effectiveness to get FDA approval before going to market. 

    “Under the FD&C Act, a product intended to diagnose, mitigate, treat, or prevent disease, or to affect the structure or function of the body is classified as a drug.” 

    (FD&C Act, Section 201(g)).

    Retail cosmetic products lack the necessary ingredient strength to penetrate the epidermis and just sit on the top layer for temporary results. They change the appearance of the skin but can’t change the skin cells themselves. Because no positive change in condition occurs, they are not classified as a drug under FDA oversight and aren’t required to justify often unsubstantiated claims about results. They also can contain scents, fillers, and harsh chemicals that can dehydrate and irritate the skin. 

  • A customized medical-grade skincare regimen for you that is developed and monitored by skin professionals. 

    These providers analyze your specific skin type and condition and prescribe and refine a combination of products to achieve your desired results within your budget. They help you understand why they choose products for you and show you how to use them correctly for maximum impact. 

    And while the price point of medical-grade products can sometimes be higher, they are often on-par or less than luxury brand cosmetic lines. The more powerful formulas sold by medical professionals enable you to use less product which then lasts longer. And you get a regimen thoughtfully tailored to your exact needs rather than the trial and error, self-diagnosed mountain of over-the-counter products designed to work for all skin types.

Who doesn’t want to look your best? 

What you use on your face really matters to reverse the signs of aging and skin damage and retain a youthful glow. As our account executive from SkinCeuticals, CiCi Frattasio, aptly states, “Treat your skin like you would treat yourself ~ like gold!”

The Bottom Line?

Like many things in life, you get what you pay for. Highly researched and clinically proven products formulated with the purest ingredients hold the winning hand if you want to see a real difference in the condition and health of your skin. 

We would like you to see for yourself and invite you to book a complimentary virtual consultation right here.

As always, thank you for your continued interest in our RXA Reset blog. We welcome your feedback and ideas for future topics of interest at info@rxamedspa.com.


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Your Team at RX Aesthetics





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