Skincare Products Reston

While it is true that a person’s worth is not based on their looks, appearance is still important. Society places a great emphasis on being attractive. So, it’s no surprise that people are spending billions of dollars on cosmetics and skincare products in Reston, VA, and all over the country, to make them look better.

Let’s look at the difference in over-the-counter products and medical grade. 

Over-the-Counter Skincare Products

If you research them, you will see that the majority of over the counter products aren’t as effective as they claim.

Their effect is usually limited to the external layers of the skin because they lack enough of the active ingredient to penetrate the deeper layers of skin. 

Why Aren’t Over-the-Counter  Products Designed Stronger? 

First, let’s remember that these products are designed for the general population. So, they must be strong enough to help most people, without hurting others who may have sensitive skin.

Second, people who use over the counter products are usually self-diagnosed. They don’t consult a professional and receive an actual diagnosis.

If these products were created to be stronger, they could potentially harm anyone who misdiagnosed themselves. 

Medical Grade Skincare Products

These products are created to correct skincare problems. Their higher concentrations of active ingredients give these products the ability to penetrate the deep layers of skin and treat the condition.

Medical grade products must be prescribed by a doctor and are used specifically to treat the conditions of each patient. There is no self-diagnosis here. 

Since medical grade skincare products are pharmaceuticals, they are regulated by the FDA to assure that they meet safety and purity standards. Over the counter products are not FDA regulated. 

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Medical grade skincare products are also tested and proven effective before they can be released to the public. 

After an evaluation, we can design a professional skincare approach just for you. At Integrated Dermatology of Reston we proudly offer a variety of medical grade products to help our patients have the best possible skincare regiment. You can purchase our skincare products online here.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation to discuss skincare products in Reston, VA, with board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Morgana Colombo.