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The world of skincare and cosmetics can be so confusing. Each brand claims to have the best formula with the best results. They even seem to have statistics to prove the validity of their claims. So what really is the difference between over-the-counter brands that can be purchased at Sephora and medical grade brands available from your Med Spa or physician office? Let’s explore.

What Makes Medical Grade Skincare and Cosmetics Better?

We all love to get a really good deal on purchases that we make regularly. It’s very tempting to reach for brands with lower price points in order to stay within a smart budget. But there are times when the cheapest route is not always the best. Here are some of the reasons why we recommend getting medical grade skincare and cosmetics.

Medical grade products are much more effective. 

While the price may be slightly higher on medical grade products, they are actually more cost effective because with more effective ingredients, you will be able to use less of the product and get better results. Over the counter varieties of the product will not be as effective, causing you to have to purchase them more often, and longer, and possibly never to see the results that you are looking for.

Medical grade products have the purest form of the active ingredients. 

Over the counter products are made for the average person with average skin quality. People who may have more severe conditions will not be able to get the care they need to achieve the results they desire with diluted active ingredients. For best results, consumers need to opt for the purest form of the active ingredients which can be purchased from Med Spas and dermatologists offices.

Medical grade products have better delivery systems. 

While over-the-counter products are designed to sit on the top layer of skin, medical grade products have delivery systems that are developed to penetrate the epidermis and affect the deeper layers of the skin. 

Medical grade products are regulated by the FDA. 

Medical grade skin care and cosmetic items are strictly regulated by the FDA ensuring that the quality is better and that the ingredients being used are only the very best. In the world of over-the-counter skin care, the companies regulate themselves and therefore the standard of quality is not at the same level as FDA regulated items.

Medical grade products come with a professional diagnosis and treatment plan. 

Because you must see a professional to get medical grade products, you will have the best diagnosis of your skin’s condition and your professionals will be able to accurately recommend the exact combination of products to best treat your skin. You will not have to stand at the counter and guess which products will work for you. This will save money in the long haul.

What Products Are Available to Me?

At Flawless Med Spa, we carry several lines of skincare products that will best suit your needs.

Elta MD is a nourishing sunscreen that cares for your skin better than the average drugstore brands. If you are looking for quality skincare systems, we offer several brands including SkinCeuticals, Jan Marini, NeoCutis, SkinMedica, Jill Scalisi, and PCA.  With each of these product lines, you can rest assured that they will use only the purest, most potent active ingredients delivered with the best delivery system and will not contain any other mystery ingredients that may harm your skin. 

Take The Next Step

Patient safety and comfort are our top priorities. Call Flawless Med Spa at (505) 888-1185 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We are pleased to serve patients throughout the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe areas.

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