Medical grade skin care products are medical grade for a reason.
1. They can only be sold by trained medical professionals with a vast knowledge of the physiology of the skin. 2. They are considered superior to the products available through a department store or drugstore because of their delivery system. 3. They produce great results fast because they work at the dermis, or middle layer of the skin, where collagen and elastin are contained as well as the basal, or bottom layer of the skin, where new skin cells are produced.
Over the counter products or those sold by non-medical personnel work only on the epidermis, or top layer of the skin, where we shed dead skin cells. Eventually, the new skin cells that are created in the basal layer will show up; however, for true correction of skin care problems, treatment needs to be directed towards the deeper skin layers.
Medical grade skin care products can be quite potent, and that is where we come in. It’s important that you have a licensed, experienced skin care professional design a program and prescribe the appropriate products for you.
Surprisingly, medical grade skin care products are not always more expensive. Keep in mind that these products are comprised of better quality ingredients with higher strength formulations that can penetrate deeper layers of the skin. These medical grade lines also have clinical research to back their efficacy.
Combining Professional Skin Care Treatments and Products for Best Results
No matter your skin type and goals, combining professional skin care treatments and professional-grade skin care products recommended by your aesthetician will give you the best results. Whether you want to improve your skin health and reduce acne, or you’re preventing the signs of aging, we can help.
Tips for Best Results From Your Personalized Skin Care Program
Add on other professional skin care treatments, like hydradermabrasion and chemical peels, based on the recommendations of your aesthetician.
Use medical-grade skin care products recommended by a skin care expert as instructed.
Give the new skin care products enough time to work. It takes time for these potions to work their magic; don’t give up before they show results. If you’re concerned about skin reactions, stop use and contact us for assistance.
Skin Care Brands and Other Products at Pure 111
We offer numerous well-known, trusted brands in skin care in addition to our own brand of skin care products. Some of these products are available for purchase directly in our medical spa, while others are available for online purchase through our website. These product lines include:
ONE ELEVEN MEDICAL SKIN CARE
Our private label skin care line, One Eleven was scientifically developed using the highest standards of pharmaceutical chemistry, addressing a wide range of dermatologic conditions and skin care goals.
Using a proprietary blend of botanical ingredients, Epionce products are scientifically proven to reveal healthier, younger-looking skin.
Years of research formulating advanced skin care products have resulted in one of the most popular and well-known medical-grade skin care products in the industry. Produced by the makers of BOTOX, SkinMedica provides a full line of products catering to all skin types, needs, and goals.
Colorescience is one of the most trusted up-and-coming names in dermatology, providing light coverage mineral makeup combined with sunscreen protection. This award-winning product line is popular among celebrities who want light daily makeup coverage while protecting their skin from UV damage when they aren’t filming.
The original mineral makeup, Jane Iredale combines the coverage of makeup with the benefits of great skin care products. You can expect a natural, full coverage finish without the skin damage associated with makeup application and long-term wear. Plus, the products contain sunscreen. That’s a win-win-win!
Why spend hundreds of dollars on fake lashes when you can grow your own for less and avoid the additional time spent in the salon chair? Latisse is FDA-approved and clinically proven to grow lashes in about 12 weeks. You’ll need a prescription, so come see us and find out if Latisse is right for you.
SKIN CARE FAST FACTS
If you want to understand your skin type and needs, it’s important to see a skin care expert for a consultation. An aesthetician, for example, can provide you with professional treatments that are right for your skin type and goals. She will also guide you on the best products to complement your in-office treatments.
While you wait for your first appointment with one of our aestheticians, here are some things you should know about your skin:
Skin cells turn over approximately every 28 days. That means that, once per month, you have a whole new skin.
Most do-it-yourself skin care tips you find online will very likely harm your skin or make your condition worse. This includes making your own skin care tonics containing lemon juice, baking soda, charcoal, and coconut oil. Some of these ingredients should never go on your skin (like lemon juice), and others are indicated for correcting specific skin conditions (like baking soda).
Exfoliation can be achieved using scrubs, brushes, or chemicals; the one you should use depends on your needs. And no one should ever use an over-the-counter scrub that uses crushed walnuts or other sharp, jagged ingredients.
While hemorrhoid cream may have worked to reduce swelling beneath your eyes, we still don’t recommend it. Why? Because it was literally created for a completely different part of the body. A product doesn’t have to get into your eyes to irritate them. It’s important to use an eye cream that was developed specifically for the eyes.
The skin care products you choose are important; however, it’s just as important to use the products in the correct order. It’s also essential to choose products that work together.
Topical collagen does not work; the molecules are too large to be absorbed into the pores. Try an oral collagen supplement instead, or stimulate collagen production with a BBL laser or microneedling treatment.
Many over-the-counter acne products can make your acne worse. This isn’t because they aren’t good products; rather, it’s more about whether or not they are good for you.
Overusing your skin care products can make your skin condition worse. This is especially true of acne products and retinols.
Your skin changes with the seasons. What you needed during the summer isn’t necessarily what you’ll need during the winter. Changing your routine seasonally, with the help of a qualified aesthetician, is recommended.
Some very good skin care ingredients designed to moisturize and promote anti-aging can also make your skin more photosensitive. Make sure you’re always wearing a high-quality sunscreen.