You may think that all skin care products are created equal, but that is simply not the case when you dig beneath the surface. When you head to your local drugstore or big box store, you will be greeted with many shelves loaded down with plenty of products with numerous claims about how they will change your skin. However, when you use them, you may be surprised to find that they do very little to help your skin concerns. In fact, some may seem to do nothing at all despite being marketed to help aging skin. This is because the concentration of active product in them is very low. Some very poor examples may have almost nothing beneficial. Because they are not medical-grade skin care products, they will be weak and may not give you the benefits that you want for your aging, irritated, dry, or oily skin. These products are only labeled for cosmetic use because they only work on the very top layer of skin.
On the other hand, medical-grade skin care products are far different. They often work faster and with more visible results. The reasons for this are manifold but are mainly based on the ingredient list. Medical-grade skin care products can only be purchased from your dermatologist for a very important reason. The active ingredients found in them are often quite concentrated and can be irritating or damaging to the skin if used incorrectly or to treat the wrong problem. Some common active ingredients found in higher concentrations in medical-grade products include retinol and peptides. These products are most often used for anti-aging skin care.
In addition, when you purchase a medical-grade skin care product, you will know that you are choosing a proven formulation that has been thoroughly studied and tested for efficacy. These products are not mass-produced as the options found on your drugstore’s shelves are. Instead, they are made carefully with an eye to quality.
Finally, it is smart for you to choose medical-grade skin care products because you will be working with a dermatologist throughout the experience. They will know what will best help you and will be able to give you the best product line for your unique needs. Plus, your dermatologist will be able to tell you how to best apply your products and what side effects you may note. Instead of having to try dozens of different products over the years to find one that works well for you, you will be able to discover the best product for your needs the first time when you work with one of our dermatologists or aestheticians. Contact us for a skin care appointment with one of our professionals today. Orange County Skin Lab is conveniently located in San Juan Capistrano, CA.