Calling all skin care enthusiasts and beauty lovers! Red Mountain Weight Loss® carries a wonderful line of skin care products, and we understand it can be overwhelming to choose from so many options. That’s why we asked Jennifer Hicks, Red Mountain Weight Loss’ Med Spa Director, for her personal recommendations. She delivered with The Top 5 Game Changers! You’ll definitely want these Medical Grade Skin Care Products in your arsenal.
What Is Medical-Grade Skin Care?
Medical-grade skin care (also known as cosmeceutical skin care) are specially formulated by dermatologists and leading skin care experts. They are manufactured in a pharmacy and cannot be obtained by clients or patients on their own. These products must be purchased from a doctors’ office or medical spa.
Whether it’s a moisturizing lotion or sunscreen, there are some key factors you should consider when comparing medical-grade skin care products with OTC products.
|Required testing that can last up to 10 years||No required testing from the FDA|
|Higher percentage of active ingredients||Lower percentage of active ingredients|
|Required to be 99% pure||Required to be 70% pure|
|Only available through a licensed professional||Available anywhere|
|Higher quality of each ingredient||Lower quality of each ingredient|
|Required to prove all efficacy claims||Not required to prove efficacy claims|
If you have sensitive skin or a compromised skin barrier (aka certain skin diseases), certain ingredients in medical-grade products may cause irritation, redness, and inflammation, so be sure to consult with your Medical Aesthetician for the best products for your unique needs.
Our Top Picks for Medical-Grade Skin Care Products
SkinMedica TNS® Advanced+ Serum
The TNS® Advanced+ Serum improves the appearance of visible coarse wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone, and texture. It’s the only growth factor product clinically proven to address sagging skin and provides visible results in just two weeks! The TNS® Advanced+ Serum is appropriate for all skin types.
SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator
Appropriate for all skin types, the HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator delivers both immediate and long-term benefits. It provides immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and supports the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture overtime resulting in a radiant, rejuvenated tone and texture.
SkinMedica LYTERA 2.0
The LYTERA 2.0 is an advanced Pigment Correcting Serum, formulated to address the appearance of even the most stubborn skin discoloration, regardless of skin type or genetic makeup. Improvements can be seen in as early as two weeks with progressively dramatic results at 12 weeks and beyond. Additionally, the LYTERA 2.0 helps optimize results of multiple treatment approaches, including chemical peels, laser therapy, microdermabrasion, and prescription skin care products, such as hydroquinone.
SkinMedica Total Defense and Repair SPF
SkinMedica Retinol 0.5 OR 1.0: This product increases cellular turnover in the skin as it targets large pores, fine lines, and pigment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can you buy medical-grade skin care?
You can buy medical-grade skin care at any Red Mountain location or online. Because of the more potent ingredients, it’s first best to talk to your Medical Aesthetician to find out which product is best for your specific issue.
How do you know if a skincare line is medical-grade?
A medical-grade skin care line must have clinical research that backs up their claims of the reported benefits. The best way to ensure a line is medical-grade is to talk to your doctor and to see which products they recommend.