20 Jan Make 2022 the Year You Ditch Bad Skin Care Products
Just a reminder—that celebrity with flawless skin isn’t actually using the skin care products they’re advertising. RefinedMD only offers medical-grade skin care products because they are the only products that actually work. Only medical-grade skin care products can legally use the most powerful active ingredients in the highest concentrations. This includes must-have ingredients, like retinol, which actually turn back the clock.
It can be overwhelming looking at the thousands of skin care products available. Social media makes it even more confusing with very convincing before/after photos and videos. However, no matter the cost or exclusivity of non-medical-grade products, just remember that these products simply aren’t as high quality as what you can get at RefinedMD.
Stop Wasting Money on Skin Care Products
Some high-end products tout ingredients like gold or other luxe items in order to sell products and demand a higher price. However, time and time again, comparative studies have revealed that medical-grade skin care products are simply better. There are trends that come and go with topical products, with collagen and even hyaluronic acid (HA) being listed as key ingredients for OTC products. These are great to have inside the skin, but don’t do anything sitting on top of it. After all, collagen is the natural fountain of youth that keeps skin looking young and there are even procedures like microneedling that can stimulate your own collagen growth. However, you’re not going to get better-looking skin by slathering collagen on your face.
The same goes for HA, one of the latest ingredients promoted in several online and department store products. HA occurs naturally within the body, which is why it’s such a great dermal filler—focus on the word “filler” here. Dermal fillers are usually comprised of HA, which does a great job of plumping skin when it’s injected below the surface. But swipe HA across the skin’s surface and you’re not doing anything besides maybe achieving a little hydration.
Why You Never Hear About Medical-Grade Products
Have you ever noticed that when you go into a medical clinic like RefinedMD, you don’t recognize any of the product brands? You never see them advertised for a few reasons—starting with the fact that these makers don’t have to advertise. You can’t (or shouldn’t!) get these products off the shelf at your local drugstore. They are deemed medical-grade products by the FDA, and as such are on a completely different level than what you see advertised in commercials.
We carry all of the best, safest, and most effective medical-grade products—and only medical-grade products. At RefinedMD, we are committed to matching clients and patients with what really works for them and their goals, whether it’s a surgical procedure, non-surgical treatment, or at-home regimen. Some newcomers to medical-grade products are also wary of the size compared to the price. Granted, many of these products look quite small compared to the jugs you can get in stores. However, a little really does go a long way. When going OTC, you’re paying for filler ingredients that don’t do anything. When you go medical-grade, just a pea-sized drop or so is all it takes for many products to achieve maximum benefits.
How to Get Started with Medical-Grade Products
Even though there are much fewer medical-grade products compared to OTC options, it can still feel overwhelming. We’ll work with you to match you with the products you need, and only those products. After all, an at-home regimen isn’t going to work if it doesn’t fit with your lifestyle. Only a few products are needed for most people to get their skin to the level they desire. This often includes a cleanser and moisturizer, and perhaps a few items for specialized concerns such as anti-aging or reducing hyperpigmentation.
Each medical-grade product is backed by years of research. They offer proven results and often only take a few weeks for you to notice significant improvement. To really gauge the effectiveness of these products, it’s a good idea to take before and after photos. Ready to get started? Connect with RefinedMD for a consultation and we’ll work together to customize a skin care plan just for you. Call the office, start an online chat, or complete the online form right now.