What's the Difference: Why Does Medical Grade Skincare Work Better Than Over-The-Counter?

Are you looking to take your skincare routine to the next level? Wondering what the difference is between medical-grade skincare products and over-the-counter products? As a Registered Nurse, let me help you find the right skincare regimen to meet your needs. 

What is Medical Grade Skincare?

Also known as pharmaceutical-grade, medical-grade skincare is exactly what it sounds like - products that are both developed and tested by medical professionals. These products are stronger than over-the-counter (OTC) options, which means they can penetrate deeper into the skin to deliver results faster. They also contain a higher concentration of active ingredients compared to OTC products, which can make a major difference in the results you experience.

Why is Medical Grade Skincare Right for Everyone?

  • Medical-grade skincare products have a higher percentage of active ingredients than over-the-counter products, which makes a huge difference in the visible results you will experience. 
  • Medical-grade skincare products are regulated by the FDA to ensure they meet safety and quality standards. Over-the-counter products are not subject to the same standards, so you cannot be sure of their effectiveness or safety. 
  • Because medical-grade products are developed and tested by medical professionals, they are held to higher standards and use ingredients of a much higher quality than over-the-counter product. 
  • Medical-grade products contain fewer additives, fragrances, and irritants than most over-the-counter products. 
  • Medical-grade skincare products are formulated to penetrate deeper into the skin, which allows them to deliver more effective results. Over-the-counter products sit on the surface (epidermis) and may not be absorbed fully. Medical-grade skincare products are delivered to the deepest layer of skin (dermis), which promotes quicker, visible results.
  • Medical-grade skincare products can be tailored to your specific needs. When you choose medical-grade skincare products, a professional will help you find the right product, specifically designed for your skin type and the issues you are trying to address. When buying over-the-counter, you are most likely self-diagnosing to choose a product that may not be right for your skin. Using the wrong product, one that can strip your skin's natural barrier for example, can do more harm than good. 

Why Should You Choose La Bella Medical-Grade Skincare?

La Bella's skincare is carefully curated by our skincare professionals, who use and have experienced results with the products themselves. Thousands of patients have experienced results in our physical location and online. We offer complimentary consultations in-person, over the phone, and via telehealth.

Call (301)829-1800 today to get started. 

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