How Does Medical Grade Skincare Work?

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A great skincare regimen can protect your skin from future damage while enhancing the overall appearance and health of your skin. If you’ve ever wondered how medical-grade skincare works or how it’s different from over-the-counter skin care options, keep reading to learn the difference from the team at SomaSou.

What is Medical-Grade Skincare?

Medical-grade skincare includes higher concentrations of active ingredients in the product. Most of the time, medical-grade skincare requires a prescription, because the amount of active ingredients in the product requires medical supervision. Medical-grade skincare is designed to target specific areas on the body and face. Products with higher concentrations of active ingredients can help address deeper skin issues, like wrinkles, scarring, or difficult acne.

How is Medical-Grade Skincare Different from Over-the-Counter Products?

There are several differences between medical-grade skincare and the products you can get over-the-counter at a drug or cosmetic store. Here are a few listed below:

  • Deeper Absorption: Medical-grade skincare uses formulas with higher concentrations of active ingredients that can reach deeper into the skin. This deeper absorption allows the active ingredients to do their job in a more targeted and effective manner. Whereas over-the-counter skin care is designed only to penetrate the top layer of your skin.
  • Sold by Medical Providers: Most medical-grade skincare products are only sold by a licensed medical professional or esthetician because the products contain a higher concentration of active ingredients and need to be properly prescribed. 
  • Backed by Clinical Research: Most medical-grade skincare products undergo extensive research and are backed by clinical data to ensure they are providing the most effective results for consumers.

What Can Medical-Grade Skincare Target?

Medical-grade skincare can visibly improve a number of skin conditions including: 

  • Cystic acne
  • Scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Aging skin
  • Rosacea
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Acne and adult acne

How to Start a Medical-Grade Skincare Regimen

The first step to beginning a medical-grade skincare regimen is to set up a one-on-one consultation with a licensed esthetician. During your initial consultation, an esthetician will perform a full skin analysis to determine your skin type and address any of your specific concerns. If you have allergies, sensitivities, or pre-existing skin conditions, you will want to discuss those with your provider.

Shop for Medical-Grade Skincare at SomaSou

Are you interested in beginning a medical-grade skincare regimen? SomaSou offers a variety of medical-grade skincare options for sale in our easy online shopping portal. You can shop our variety of medical-grade skincare products at the link here.

To set up a consultation, contact SomaSou, Del Ray’s first MedSpa offering services to help our community regain vitality, strength, and confidence in themselves. SomaSou means “your body,” and we give you options to help you feel confident about it. Start your journey by taking an active role in your well-being and schedule a consultation with us today. For more information about our services and to schedule a consultation, please contact us here.

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