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Medical-Grade Skin Care Products vs. Over-the-Counter Products

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Medical-grade or physician-grade skin care products are only available through a physician’s office and  contain more concentrated levels of active ingredients such as antioxidants, peptides, and cell repair ingredients.  Here are a few of the reasons why Dr. Nia Banks recommends medical grade skincare products:

1. Medical-grade skincare products have higher concentrations of active ingredients than over-the-counter products. The FDA regulates what can be sold over-the-counter at high-end department stores, drug stores and salons, versus what can be dispensed through a physician’s office.  Because of this regulation, over-the-counter products cannot contain the same levels of active ingredients as medical grade skin care products.

The reason why they can have higher concentrations is because medical-grade products are dispensed and overseen by a Doctor. Products from a department store are formulated for the general population  and are not being overseen by a Doctor, so they can only have minute amounts of active ingredients.

2. Give yourself products that actually treat, repair and correct your skin.  Products that penetrate deeply enough to work beneath the surface of your skin enable you to achieve true skin health.  In order to get real results from a skincare product, treatment needs to be directed toward deeper layers of the skin. Only medical grade products can penetrate the upper layer of skin to allow the active ingredients to get deep into the dermis where they can effectively correct the skin.

With Medical Grade Products, you can effectively treat fine lines and wrinkles, roughness, discoloration, acne, sun and age spots, melasma and many other skin care issues.   Schedule your consultation with a licensed, experienced skin care professional, so that you can begin using products that are customized for your skin type and provide you with the results you are seeking!

To learn more about our skin care products or skin care treatments simply fill out the form in the top left corner or call 301-880-7022.

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