Most people are only familiar with the skin care products that you can buy over-the-counter. There are a lot of very well-known and well-respected names in the over-the-counter skin care product field. That being said, there is a drastic difference between the skin care products that you purchase over-the-counter and medical grade skin care products. Medical grade skin care products are equipped with active ingredients that have been clinically proven to have the desired effect on the skin. These skin care products are sold not as sole cosmetic products, but instead as prescription medicines.

What makes these products so nice is that they perfectly blend the aesthetic power of cosmetic products and the medical benefits that come from pharmaceutical medications. The more that people learn about medical grade skin care products, the more likely they are to opt to use these as opposed to their over-the-counter counterparts.

When you buy a skin care product from your drugstore over-the-counter, they are not designed to have enough of the active ingredient to penetrate below the top layers of your skin. They are only able to affect the external layers of your skin. That’s why they are called cosmetic. Medical grade products, on the other hand, are designed to be able to penetrate the external layers of your skin, actually making a biological change in the health and appearance of your skin.

As far as the active ingredient is concerned, medical grade products often have the same active ingredient that cosmetic grade skin care products have. The difference is that over-the-counter brands can only have a minimal amount of the active ingredient. This is because the over-the-counter product is designed to work with a wide range of skin types. So, it’s designed to be able to be used by a large group of people with the least chance of there being a negative side effect. For this reason, over-the-counter skin care products are not sold with the goal of making a permanent or structural change to your skin. They are simply sold as a topical cream to provide the best superficial benefits.

As important as the active ingredient is in any product, the formula used for developing the product plays a vital role. Over-the-counter skin care products are made by manufacturers whose primary goal is to mass-produce their product while maintaining costs. Medical grade skin care products are developed to a higher standard. They use higher quality ingredients, and they have a formula that has been proven in clinical trials to provide results.

To put it simply, medical grade skin care products work. Make an appointment at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa in Wayzata to learn more information about how these products can enhance your appearance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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