Before you stop into your nearby Sephora to splurge on the latest celebrity-endorsed wrinkle cream that’s promising younger-looking skin, consider visiting a medical expert instead.
While makeup destinations stock their shelves with an array of potions and creams designed to polish your complexion, they don’t always deliver on their promise. Oftentimes, they leave you with the same skin you started with – and a much lighter wallet.
A dermatologist, on the other hand, can give you a treatment that works. The doctor will base their choice of serum or moisturizer on your own individual skin.
What Is Medical-Grade Skin Care?
Just as physicians often recommend prescription medications rather than over-the-counter remedies for their added strength and safety, exclusive medical-grade cosmetic companies invest time and money into clinical research to ensure the efficacy of their products.
Many medical-grade skin-care products – also called cosmeceuticals – contain stabilized ingredients, which indeed justifies their higher price. This factor also gives them a longer shelf life.
There are many medical-grade brands available in the market. Navigating these waters to find your way to brighter, smoother skin can be cumbersome, but enlisting the help of a board-certified physician can help.
Medical-Grade Skin Care vs. Over-the-Counter
One noted dermatologist has stated that the term “medical-grade” often refers to the advanced capability for absorption into the skin. Medical-grade products also tend to be highly concentrated: It may require multiple jars of a similar skin-care item to equal the potent ingredients of a single medical-grade purchase.
Northwest Hair Restoration offers popular cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX® and JUVEDERM®, as well as a full line of medical-grade products from SkinMedica®. From cleansers to sunscreens, SkinMedica offers a full breadth of medical-grade products for a diverse range of skin types and conditions.
SkinMedica was developed and founded by a dermatologist. With a desire to give his clients more youthful-looking and beautiful skin, Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick developed this line of products with a focus on vitamins E and C, retinol, tea tree oil, and salicylic acid. Each item is developed to nourish and revitalize the skin.
Their powerful and highly rated cleanser washes away the day – eradicating all traces of environmental pollutants, as well as excess oil and makeup. For those with uneven skin tone or texture, the AHA/BHA exfoliator is designed to gently remove dead skin for an improved overall complexion.
Color-Correcting Skin Treatments
There is also medical-grade skincare that’s formulated to address pigmentation and discoloration, such as the TNS Recovery system and Lytera® 2.0. If you’re looking to smooth out your face but you want to avoid surgery, you’ll enjoy SkinMedica’s medical-grade retinol solutions that help to erase wrinkles and fine lines.
Looking for a fuller pout, but don’t want to go the injection route? The two-step HA5 lip plumper treatment makes lips fuller and more youthful, while simultaneously smoothing and hydrating.
Who Can Help My Skin Look Beautiful?
Dr. Robert Niedbalski and his team at Northwest Hair Restoration believe in the value and effectiveness of each product in the lines we carry, and we will work with you to develop a regimen that caters to your unique needs.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, call us today at (253) 572-2949 or fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to helping you achieve a brighter, younger-looking complexion so you can feel simply spectacular.