With the cosmetic market size growing to $299.77 billion in 2022, it should come as no surprise that we can find skincare products at every corner. Brands such as Sephora frequently hold sales each year, bringing over-the-counter items to anyone looking to upgrade their beauty routine.
However, experienced skincare professionals recommend the use of medical-grade products. Whether you are using these products daily or to take care of your skin after a procedure, these products bring plenty of benefits you cannot find in over-the-counter skincare.
What Is Medical-Grade Skincare?
Medical-grade skincare includes products that are made to address different cosmetic needs, like wrinkles and acne. Often prescribed by medical professionals, this type of skincare is approved by the FDA and backed by science to help you achieve high-quality results.
These cosmetic items can offer higher active ingredient concentrations, especially since their purpose is to solve certain skin conditions. Where over-the-counter products act like a band-aid, medical-grade skincare addresses the root of the problem.
Benefits of Medical-Grade Skincare
Opting for medical-grade skincare brings the following advantages:
While over-the-counter brands sold by Sephora and other high-end companies can be effective, they are not usually scientifically proven, nor are they approved by the FDA. On the other hand, medical skincare is backed by scientific results to ensure efficiency.
Effects Are Faster and Long-Term
Over-the-counter products are made to soothe, but they are not made to fix. This is why you can use the same serum for years without noticing any other results besides a more hydrated complexion. However, medical-grade skincare is made to bring results, with improvement becoming visible within a month or two.
Customized for Your Skin Concern
You may see various skincare products on the market that are designed to treat dry skin and so on, but their effects are limited. Most of these formulas are one-size-fits-all and may not address your specific issue. However, medical-grade products offer targeted treatments to specifically address your skin concern.
Why Combine With Skincare Treatments?
After you have gone through a cosmetic treatment, Artistry professionals will recommend that you follow a thorough skincare routine. Here are the reasons why you should use medical skincare products instead of over-the-counter ones.
1. Better Procedure Results
Some cosmetic procedures, like the ones that rely on exfoliation or laser, will often release your pores and create microchannels in your skin. To improve the effects of the procedure, you need to offer your skin all the nourishment it can get. Products like the TNS® Advanced+ Serum have a higher concentration of nurturing ingredients that can reach deeper into your skin, thereby improving your cosmetic treatment results.
2. Less Irritating
After getting any kind of cosmetic treatment, there is a good chance that your skin may feel sensitive. For instance, microneedling and laser resurfacing can cause micro-lesions to your skin that may react when in contact with the chemicals in over-the-counter products. Medical-grade skincare like the Dermal Repair Cream has a rich, moisturizing effect along with a delicate formula, which reduces your chances of having a negative reaction to the product.
3. It’s Made to Treat
As mentioned above, medical-grade skincare products are designed to help you heal from a certain condition. While over-the-counter brands sold at Ulta or Nordstrom may be effective in offering a soothing effect, their purpose is not necessarily to heal. As an example, when you get a facial resurfacing treatment for hyperpigmentation, the Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum may be more effective at preventing pigmentation spots than similar over-the-counter products.
The Bottom Line
Choosing medical-grade skincare products can be a great option for you when taking care of your skin, especially after you have undergone different cosmetic procedures. You just need to find the products that are right for your needs. Contact Artistry Skin & Laser and set up an appointment to determine the best skincare to use.
For more information about medical-grade skincare, you can contact Artistry Skin & Laser at 720-593-1816. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Alternatively, you can use our online contact form, and we will get in touch with you as shortly as possible.