Benefits of Medical Skin Care Products

By Peter Brownrigg on November 21, 2018

Woman applying moisturizer to her faceAlso referred to as cosmeceuticals, medical skin care products blend the aesthetic and health benefits of pharmaceuticals. These products can give you a boost in confidence while improving the health of your skin.

At our Ottawa, ON practice, Dr. Peter Brownrigg offers non-surgical treatments and discusses the benefits of medical skin care products. Combining the two can help you achieve and maintain the healthy, vibrant skin you have always wanted.

Non-surgical Treatments Offer Dramatic Results

With dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic, many patients can enjoy smoother, healthier, younger looking skin without the need for surgery. These products can minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

If you have chosen to undergo non-surgical treatments, medical skin care products can help you enhance your results, making them last longer.

Medical-grade Skin Care Products

Dr. Brownrigg offers two medical skin care product lines at our practice. These include:

  • Pro-Derm™: Formulated specifically for anti-aging and skin rejuvenation, Pro-Derm can help improve a wide range of skin conditions. From exfoliants and moisturizers to antioxidant protectors, everyone can find something beneficial in this product line.
  • Vivier: In addition to anti-aging, this line also offers acne treatment and specially formulated serums to target a variety of issues.

Benefits of Medical Skin Care Products

Medical skin care products can complement a number of treatments, both surgical and non-surgical. For example, cosmeceuticals are advantageous after treatments such as facelift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, facial implants, forehead lift, dermal fillers, and BOTOX.

Now that we have reviewed two of the most common medical skin care product lines, we will explore a few of their benefits in the sections below.

Deep Penetrating Formulas

Over-the-counter skin care products fail to penetrate the skin’s upper layers in the same way as their medical-grade counterparts. In fact, store-bought products do not affect the skin biologically in any way.

Cosmeceuticals contain ingredients that penetrate the top layers of the skin for optimal performance.

Medical-grade Active Ingredients

Cosmeceuticals often contain ingredients that can only be obtained with a prescription. Some of these include antioxidants, retinols, or peptides. These ingredients may occasionally be found in some over-the-counter brands, but by law, these products must only contain minimal amounts.

Doctor-supervised Skin Care

Of course, one of the primary benefits of medical-grade skin care products is that their use is prescribed and overseen by a doctor.

At our practice, Dr. Brownrigg customizes each patient’s skin care regimen according to their unique and specific needs. Therefore, you can use products that are created for your particular skin type for optimal results.

Improved Value

Many patients wonder if medical-grade skin care is worth the cost. Although some cosmeceuticals have a higher upfront cost, they usually offer superior value overall.

Because these formulas penetrate deep into the skin, patients typically use less. As a result, these products are longer-lasting.

Contact Our Practice to Learn More

Does your skin look lackluster? Does your current skin care regimen leave a lot to be desired? If so, you may wish to explore cosmeceuticals. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brownrigg, contact us online or give us a call.

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