If you can’t remember the last time you consulted with a skin care expert to create a customized regimen for you, now is the time. Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care is home to all of the leading medical-grade skin care products used to address every skin concern from hydration to lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. The highly-trained expert Zuzana Likar personally trains her entire staff to her exact standards, so you can rest easy knowing that your complimentary consultation is designed just for you. It’s equally important to have an established in-office regimen for skin care as it is to care for your skin at home—and as the seasons change, right now is the ideal time to update your skin care game.
The skin is the largest organ we have, and as an external organ it is constantly exposed to stressors that range from pollution to UV rays. Hormone fluctuations, diet, other stressors, and age are just a few additional reasons our skin is always changing. If you’re not achieving your skin goals, changing your at-home skin care routine is critical. This is especially true if you don’t use medical-grade products. However, many people are reluctant to switch to these products for a variety of reasons. Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions everyone has about medical-grade skin care.
Is Medical Grade Skin Care Expensive?
Yes, a bottle of medical-grade skin care is likely going to cost more than the jug of moisturizer from a big box store. However, the cost is actually comparable in the long run—and, of course, no price can be attached to skin that is youthful, clear, and healthy. Medical-grade skin care products are legally the only products that can contain the best active ingredients in the highest doses. While the quantity of product might be much more when it’s not medical-grade, the quality is incomparable.
There are so many options—how do I know what I need (and don’t need)?
Many people are surprised to learn how many medical-grade skin care products there are, as well as makers of these products. At the bare minimum, most people benefit from a cleanser and moisturizer (as well as a sunscreen daily). Other products are for specific concerns ranging from lines and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation. We are big proponents of only using what you need— and no more. At-home treatments are best complemented by in-office routine procedures. A complimentary, no-pressure consultation is the best way to be matched with the medical-grade products for you.
What if I see these products at a lower price online?
Medical-grade products should only be purchased from a medical provider, such as a laser center or medical day spa. They are also available from your dermatologist. If a price seems suspiciously low, it might be faux or tampered with. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to find so-called medical-grade products available online that have been watered down. If you want to protect your skin and ensure you are using genuine products, only purchase your skin care from trusted sources.
How soon will I see a difference?
This depends on numerous factors including the current state of your skin, your goals, and the products used. It is very rare for results to be immediate, but you may notice some positive changes right away, especially with moisturizers. Since your skin is an organ, it will take time for results to show, but most clients start to see real results after about one month of starting a routine using the right products.
Why don’t I recognize these names?
Medical-grade products do not “advertise” like over-the-counter products because they don’t have to. You might see the names in dermatology offices and MedSpas, but otherwise there aren’t TV commercials for these products or displays in grocery stores. Since they are only available from medical providers and are referred by professionals, the best way to learn about such skin care is via consultations.
If you want to see the difference these products can make, a consultation is a great first step—but so is scheduling a HydraFacial Elite treatment that infuses the skin with customized topicals. It’s a fantastic means of testing out a product prior to purchasing it while treating your skin to a luxe treatment. Schedule your complimentary consultation today by completing the online form or shop online right now at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care’s online store.