SkinMedica®: Medical-Grade Skin Care
If you are searching for a medical-grade option to help counter the effects of aging and other skin issues, SkinMedica® products might be a good option to consider. At Thaxton Plastic Surgery, we are an authorized SkinMedica® reseller, and you can purchase many of their skincare products via our website.
There are many excellent skin care products on the market, and SkinMedica® offers a complete line of medical-grade skincare products, which can be a good option for some people. Medical grade is a class of skincare that is not available over the counter, rather you must purchase it from an authorized reseller, usually a doctor or licensed esthetician.
With medical-grade products, the active ingredients in the products are more highly concentrated than in over-the-counter products. This may provide you with better results than cheaper products that you can pick up in the beauty store.
For people with healthy skin and no issues, a higher-end product such as SkinMedica® might not be your best option and you can find good brands at lower price points that provide you with health benefits and provide broad spectrum SPF coverage, which we always recommend using. The sun’s rays are one of the primary causes of prematurely aging skin, so using a moisturizer or foundation with SPF coverage is always a good idea.
SkinMedica® products are formulated to address a range of issues, and customers often shop based on their skin concerns. For instance, if you are looking for anti-aging products, you can sort the products based on this specific skin concern. SkinMedica® offers an assortment of anti-aging products as well as products that address issues such as acne, dehydration, sensitive skin and hyperpigmentation.
You also can sort products by skin type (acne-prone, combination, dry, sensitive, etc.) or by area of concern (face, eyes, lips, neck, etc.). Keep in mind many of the products can be used to address multiple areas of concern and skin concerns. They also offer complete systems that can address multiple issues and you also can shop by product type – cleaners, creams, lotions and serums.
To get started, you might focus on one specific skin concern, such as anti-aging. Once you’ve selected that option, you might begin by selecting a cleanser, such as the AHA BHA Exfoliating Cleanser. This cleanser can help remove dead skin, which can improve skin texture and tone.
With the AHA BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, we recommend pairing this with products that contain sunscreen, as AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid) might make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure. SkinMedica® offers several products with broad-spectrum SPF coverage, including the Total Defense and Repair SPF 34 lotion, which not only protects your skin from sun damage but also can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Additionally, you might round out your anti-aging regimen with a cream, such as the AHA BHA Cream or perhaps the TNS Ceramide Treatment™. Ceramides are naturally-occurring lipids found in our skin. As we age, we tend to have a reduction in ceramide production, which contributes to the formation of those fine lines. Using skincare products with ceramides can help keep skin hydrated and help us enjoy a more youthful appearance.
If you have sagging skin, SkinMedica® does offer products to address this issue. The TNS® Advanced + Serum can be used to reduce the appearance of sagging skin as well as wrinkles and fine lines. This serum contains natural ingredients such as French flax seed, green microalgae and marine extracts.
As with many skincare products, you do need to use the products consistently to see results. In some cases, positive results were seen in as little as just two weeks. Typically, though, it can take 6-8 weeks to notice results.
Why Use An Authorized Reseller?
You may see SkinMedica® products available at retail stores, but neither we nor the company that produces SkinMedica® recommends purchasing these options. You might find that they have a cheaper price tag, but the products often are expired or even counterfeit.
These products might not have the concentrations of active ingredients that produce desired results, and, in some cases, they might not even be safe for use. For the best results and to ensure your safety, we always recommend buying these skin care products from an authorized seller.
SkinMedica® & Alle
We encourage all of our patients to sign up for Alle, which is a rewards program that allows you to earn points and save on a variety of skin care products and beauty treatments. It’s free to sign up and with every purchase of SkinMedica® products, you will earn points that you can use for discounts on future SkinMedica® purchases or perhaps treatments such as Botox®, Juvéderm®, Latisse® or CoolSculpting®.
If you book cosmetic procedures such as fillers, Juvederm and Botox, and even breast augmentation with implants, and some breast lifts, you can earn Alle points. Skin Medica skin care products also earn points, and these are just a few of the treatment and surgical procedures that earn Alle points. To sign up, go to https://www.alle.com/.
Our SkinMedica® Products
You can order most items in the SkinMedica® product line on our website (with free shipping on all orders), including:
- SkinMedica® HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator
- TNS® Advanced+ Serum
- Essential Defense Mineral Shield SPF 32
- SkinMedica® TNS Eye Repair®
- Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum
- AHA BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
- SkinMedica® Purifying Foaming Wash
- SkinMedica® AHA BHA Cream
- Retinol Complex 0.5
- Instant Bright Eye Cream
- Neck Correct Cream
- Dermal Repair Cream
- SkinMedica® Total Defense and Repair SPF 34 (Tinted or Non-Tinted)
This is just a shortlist of the many SkinMedica® products you can purchase on our website. We often recommend that our patients opt for one of the SkinMedica® systems, as this often can meet most if not all of your skin care needs.
If you aren’t sure which SkinMedica® products are the best fit for you, feel free to give us a call and we can help you select the best options. We also carry a full line of Zo Obagi skin care products and can provide you with facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and many other rejuvenating treatments.