Medical grade skin care products are strong enough to reach and correct problems in deeper layers of the skin than over-the-counter (OTC) products. Active ingredients such as OPC’s (oligomeric proanthocyanidins), Vitamin E, hyaluronic or lactic acids and peptides are most effective when they reach those deeper skin layers.
Which products are right for you?
During an initial consultation with one of our skin care specialists, she will evaluate your skin condition and recommend the appropriate regimen based on your needs and goals. Here are the brands we currently offer:
SkinMedica® products are effective on men and women of all skin types and are known for their growth factors, retinols, antioxidants and skin brighteners. Their products are scientifically formulated and clinically tested to improve skin appearance and maintain healthy rejuvenated skin.
Growth factors stimulate collagen production which help the skin maintain its elasticity, thus decreasing fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Retinols enhance skin texture through exfoliation. Antioxidants help improve the appearance of skin damage caused by exposure to sun and the environment. Skin brighteners help reduce the appearance of dark spots creating a more even skin tone. Hydrators help the skin retain moisture throughout the day
SkinMedica® uses the GRASS method to help you design your ideal skin care regimen. This system helps you put together a regimen that addresses your concerns, corrects imperfections and helps maintain rejuvenated skin regardless of your skin type.
G – growth factors are proteins that rejuvenate skin and stimulate collagen
R – retinols renew skin with cellular turnover
A – antioxidants protect from free radicals and inflammation
S – specialty products are customized to your concerns
S – sun protection provides UVA/UVB protection
SkinCeuticals® products are formulated to approach specific types of skin problems. This may range from the presence of old, dull skin to fine lines and wrinkles that can add to a person’s apparent age.
This results in products that are designed and tested to treat certain dermatological conditions. They are not designed as “general” products, nor does one product treat a variety of unrelated conditions.
The antioxidant class of products from SkinCeuticals® is an excellent example of this. They have formulated products designed to care for the glow of the skin, to protect it from damage during the day and to elevate the efficiency of repairs during night. Each product is further divided into types designed to treat certain types of skin.
Besides the heightened efficacy of SkinCeuticals® products, there are a few reasons to choose these over products like over-the-counter skin care treatments. These reasons include:
Purity of formulation – Every ingredient in SkinCeuticals® products has a purpose. There are no filler ingredients designed to make the products appear as if they have more value.
A reduction in adverse reactions – Since every ingredient has a purpose and rigorous testing goes into each product, SkinCeuticals® tends to avoid certain adverse reactions. This makes these products safer to use.
Variety – From protective antioxidant lotions to complete skin care systems, SkinCeuticals® provides every type of treatment that a person could require to keep their skin beautiful and youthful. This ensures that every skin concern can be addressed reliably and effectively.
Obagi Nu-Derm is a physician prescribed skin care system which accelerates cellular turnover, promoting fresh, healthy-looking skin. Obagi penetrates deep to repair the damage in the layers of the skin and it boosts functions of the skin at the cellular level to help it look and act younger and healthier. The system triggers a therapeutic cascade of action as detailed below:
The Obagi Nu-Derm System pushes fresher cells to the surface faster, for smoother skin, reduced wrinkles and increased tolerance.
Obagi Nu-Derm reduces mottled pigmentation (freckles and age spots) and help prevent the appearance of new pigmentation.
Obagi Nu-Derm promotes more uniform cells at the deepest layer for better skin structure and balanced, more even skin tone.
Obagi help increase collagen and elastin for firmer, more resilient looking skin.
Obagi also increases nutrients, natural hydration and circulation for supple, healthy-looking skin.