Medical Grade Skin Care Must Haves

medical grade skin care

Medical Grade Skin Care is Essential.

Whether you're addressing pigmentation, acne, lines, wrinkles, or other age-related changes! This isn't the same a going to the mall and purchasing a product with the MD brand name on it. Medical grade skin care products are only available at physician and medical esthetic practices. Here are some top must-haves in your skin care line up. We'll let you know why they make a difference.

SPF

This is the top anti-aging product.  Prevention is key to block both UVA & UVB rays.  UVA rays are the longer rays in length. They penetrate deeper into skin. They reach and damage structures in the dermis. This causes inflammation.  UVB rays are shorter rays. They cause damage and inflammation in the surface of the skin.  Mineral based sunscreens must contain titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. This allows them to deflect sunlight and penetrate deep into skin.  A newer Super Screen from Skin Media, called Total Defense & Repair, also prevents Infrared penetration. That can cause aging and volume loss.

Antioxidants

These products neutralize free radicals.  Common medical grade skin care antioxidants are Vitamin C&E, Coenzyme Q10 and green tea.  Vitamin C is also shown to increase collagen production.

Retinoids

As we age, epidermal cells and skin turn-over diminish.  This can contribute to lines, wrinkles, pigment and other age related changes. Retinoids will help increase cell turn-over, exfoliation, increase epidermal thickness, increase production of collagen and quality of elastin. Together they will result in smoother, more even toned skin. Retinoids are your skin's BFF.

Growth Factors

These are naturally occurring tissue proteins. They initiate tissue repair, stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, and control inflammation.  Not all growth factors are equal.  They must be stable. They must contain high concentrations of human growth factors.  Our favorite medical grade skin care growth factor is TNS Essential Serum.  This all in one product is our staff fave. It's a must-have for all skin.

Peptides

These are made up of Amino Acid Chains. They increase cell production of collagen.  Peptides improve clinical appearance of aged and photo-damaged skin.

Skin-Lightening Agents

Our team is not a fan of hydroquinone products. However, we do offer very limited courses. These are combined with peels or laser in deeply pigmented skin.  Lytera is a super power serum. It contains Niacinamide, vitamine B3 to promote skin lightening, licorice root for lightening, vitamin c, retinol and more.  This is a must-have for pigmented skin. It breaks up pigment on the surface. It also prevents deep pigment from coming to the surface. Come in and see our team of experts.  Let us work within your budget to get you on a few must-haves. Better yet, sign up for our 90 day North Shore Glow & Tell for a series of peels. You'll get 90 days of must-have products for the skin. Team RN Esthetics