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SkinMedica: The Benefits of Medical-Grade Skin Care vs. OTC Skin Care

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

Woman applying moisturizer on her face.

Medical-grade skin care products — such as those by SkinMedica® — are often used by medical professionals to treat a variety of skin concerns, ranging from acne to wrinkles.

When working with a professional, you’re more likely to see improvements right away rather than go through a period of trial and error with the hopes of finding a brand that works for you.

In this blog, Kenneth Sanders, MD, of Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery in Shreveport, Louisiana, explains why medical-grade skin care products are often superior to over-the-counter (OTC) skin care products.

Medical-grade skin care products vs. OTC skin care products

Medical-grade skin care products are often prescription-strength, and they come with active ingredients in higher concentrations when compared with OTC products. Many medical-grade products are sold exclusively in clinical practices by medical experts.

Benefits of using medical-grade products for your skin

Although medical-grade skin care products aren’t individually regulated by the FDA, many of the ingredients used in these products are proven to work for a variety of skin issues.

For example, the retinol used in SkinMedica anti-aging products has been shown in clinical studies to fight fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, SkinMedica products can moisturize, increase elasticity, add plumpness, exfoliate, cleanse, and more.

Who can benefit from medical-grade skin care products?

Anyone who has skin concerns, ranging from fine lines to breakouts, can benefit from medical-grade skin care products. However, if you have more severe skin concerns, such as psoriasis, eczema, allergic reactions, or skin cancers, you may need to see a specialist who deals with medical skin condtions.

Get superior results with the SkinMedica skin care line

Dr. Sanders understands how frustrating it can be to put together a skin care routine, especially when reading conflicting ideas about what’s best for your skin. In addition, most products found in drugstores are poorly regulated and don’t have nearly enough active ingredients to make a difference.

If you’re interested in getting personalized advice on addressing your skin concerns, and you want access to SkinMedica’s award-winning skin care line, Dr. Sanders can help.

To determine your skin type and find out what products may suit you best, Dr. Sanders often uses the VISIA® skin analysis system. It scans your skin, measuring pore sizes, detecting sun damage, and more.

To learn more, call 318-698-8711 or book an appointment online with Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery today.

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