Everyone is trying to find the fountain of youth that costs the least amount of money. The problem with this way of thinking is that you should never gamble with your health. Your skincare products affect your health and your overall look. It’s important to use what’s best for your skin. Department stores may have products that lure you in with fun marketing lines, but it’s essential to ask yourself if they really work. We’ll break down the differences between medical-grade skincare products and over-the-counter (OTC) products, so you know how to find what’s best for your health and your skin.
What Is The Difference?
OCT (Over-the-counter) skincare products are those that you find at your local beauty store or drugstore without the need for prescriptions. These products aren’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Medical-grade skincare products can only use ingredients approved for over-the-counter use, but many of these products are also backed by clinical studies and follow FDA regulations. Medical-grade products does require a physician’s license to sell medical grade products.
Prescription skincare products must be approved by the FDA and must be prescribed by a licensed physician. These products have gone through testing to prove their safety and efficacy for skincare treatment.
Quality Over Quantity
When you find a great deal on skincare products at the supermarket, you may think you’ve won the fountain of youth lottery. You may only notice you have to use a lot of it to see any results. This is because many OTC products only have a tiny amount of active ingredients. These usually only work on the top of the skin. Medical-grade products have a higher concentration of active ingredients, allowing them to penetrate levels of the skin deeply.
The Fine Print
It’s easy to pick up a product without reading all the ingredients. It’s important for the health of your skin to read the fine print. Medical-grade products must use 99% pure ingredients. OTC products do not have to follow these same standards. You’re left trying to diagnose yourself and figure out the ingredients without much research. OTC products sometimes throw in preservatives and fillers, so be careful before putting these on your face.
Every person’s skin is unique. The same face wash that your friend uses might not do anything for you. Depending on your skin’s sensitivity, other acne-fighting gels might give you side effects with dry skin and irritation. Medical-grade skin care products are customized to your type of skin. We’ll work with you to address your personal skin condition for the perfect combination.
Getting What You Pay For
It’s easy to throw thousands of dollars out the window trying to find the best skincare over the counter. You try product after product without finding the one that actually works. When you want to reach your skincare goals, it might be time to invest in medical-grade skincare products. Instead of spending a lot of time and money on random products, your money could go towards a few treatments that truly work for you.
How Do You Know What's Right For You?
Your skin is one of the most important parts of your body. Each person’s skin type, skin concern, and any allergies affect the decision of finding the best treatment for you. If OTC beauty aisle products are stacking up in your medicine cabinet, contact a skincare specialist to help find a true solution.
Contact OMNI SCULPT MD Today!
Many people do all they can to find the best skincare products that work for them. It’s often challenging with so many labels and different types. We can help find a customized medical-grade product that works for your skin and gives you confidence. Contact Dr. D at OMNI SCULPT MD today for an appointment!