Good skin care is important to achieve healthy skin. This can be as simple as washing your face and using a daily broad spectrum sunscreen or recommendations from a dermatologist for more complex skin issues. The right skin care products can slow down skin aging, help reduce acne breakouts, and soothe compromised sensitive skin. The challenge is that there are thousands of skin care products to choose from making it confusing and often frustrating to find the “right” product.
Dermatologists tend to lean towards products that have ingredients suitable for the most sensitive skin types or have active compounds that are science based. You will find that most dermatology offices carry products considered medical grade or are a cosmeceutical.
What is Medical Grade Skin care?
Medical grade skin care is a classification that describes skin care usually sold under the supervision of a doctor. Active ingredients used in these formulas have strong clinical evidence, often higher percentages, and lower PH levels. Another distinction is the percentage of active ingredient’s is often disclosed on the packaging. You usually won’t see this at the retail level so it’s difficult to know how much actual active ingredient is in the product or the efficacy. Without this your subjected to a trial and error approach to your product.
Products We Carry
SkinCeuticals is a pioneer in cosmeceutical skincare and is recognized as the gold standard in topical Vitamin C. Ask any dermatologist what the best Vitamin C product is and you’ll hear C.E Ferulic. We carry: C.E Ferulic®, Phloretin CF®, A.G.E Interrupter, and Eye Complex, plus Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2.
EltaMD: Is the #1 selling sunscreen recommended by dermatologists. Why? The formulas are that good, combining the best in sun care and skin care ingredient’s. This makes it more likely patients with skin problems like rosacea, sensitivity, or acne will use it. All sunscreens are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free. The sunscreens glide on the skin without feeling heavy or looking like you’re wearing a white mask.
We carry: UV Clear, Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 facial sunscreen, UV Daily, Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 tinted facial sunscreen and EltaMD UV Lotion Broad-Spectrum SPF 30+, full body sunscreen.
Glytone: The originator of what is called “Free Glycolic Acid Products.” Glytone is a good choice for patients seeking exfoliation and for most skin types including acne. We carry: Mild Gel and Mild Cream Cleansers.
NeoStrata: Created by two internationally recognized dermatologists who discovered that Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) have a profound effect on human skin. They found using AHAs, Glycolic and Lactic Acid for dermatologic conditions stimulating the damaged skin to repair itself. We carry: Foaming Glycolic Wash, Bionic Lotion, and Bionic Face Cream.
Refissa: Is a prescription retinoid for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. Also called tretinoin, this vitamin A derivative is considered a gold standard treatment. A prescription is necessary but dispensed by our office so you do not need to go to a pharmacy, and can purchase this in the office.
SkinBetter Science: Skin Better Science was started by a team of experts with an advanced understanding of skin aging. Rigorous clinical research has gone into their product development. SkinBetter Science offers sophisticated skincare for rejuvenating tired looking sun-damaged or aging skin. Results can be seen quickly.
We carry: Alto Defense Serum, A-Team Duo with AlphaRet® and Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment.
SkinMedica: We use SkinMedica peel systems and find the Vitalize Peel to be one of the best peels out there for a wide variety of cosmetic skin concerns. The Vitalize peel is effective for patients with hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, and acne. We also offer the Rejuvenize Peel.
Jane Iredale Make-up: This is a high quality mineral based foundation that include skincare ingredients for healthy, clear skin. This product was developed for post laser and individuals who struggle finding make-up that won’t irritate or cause break-out while looking natural. Minerals titanium and zinc oxide provide UVA/UVB sunscreen protection and is recommended by The Skin Care Foundation as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen. We recommend this to our laser patients and would be happy to do a personalized color match.
We do require anyone interested in purchasing products to become a patient. Leslie Carney, Licensed Master Aesthetician is available for complimentary consultations and can assist patients navigating skin care.