Medical Grade Skin Care Products
Products for Skin Care in Boston
When shopping for skin care products, it's easy for individuals to gravitate toward the brand names they hear advertised constantly through television and other
media sources. These might be go-to, over-the-counter brands or a salon brands. Don't fall into this trap! These products are oftentimes simply not strong enough to handle true skin conditions.
If you are dealing with a skin condition or skin problem, you may need medical grade skin care products that have stronger ingredients. Because of the higher potency of the active chemical ingredients that are in medical grade products, these products can only be obtained through a physician's prescription. With the right treatment plan laid out, patients can end up benefitting from smoother and healthier that can potentially be obtained in shorter periods of time.
Medical grade skin care products must be prescribed by a qualified doctor, as their misuse can potentially harm the skin through blistering, burning, disfiguration, nerve damage and other negative outcomes. Considering these facts, we at Boston Cosmetic Surgery Center take the time to thoroughly evaluate the medical grade products we use. We also ensure that our staff members receive proper safety training and that they are closely supervised by Dr. Edwin Ishoo.
What's the difference?
Because medical grade skin care products have stronger ingredients, they have a better ability to work their way deeper into the skin. Many over-the-counter skin care products are only able to reach the epidermis, or the top lawyer of the skin. In contrast, medical grade skin care products are able to penetrate this top lawyer and reach the dermis (the middle lawyer of the skin), or even the basal (the bottom layer of the skin). The dermis contains collagen and elastin, and the basal is where the production of new skin cells occurs. Because of the fact that medical grade products can go deeper into the skin, these products work to boost the production of collagen and elastin, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, lower hyperpigmentation and allow for more effective cosmetic procedures. As a result, this creates an ongoing transformation of the skin, unlike many over-the-counter products.
At Boston Cosmetic Surgery Center, our anti-aging skin care products are carefully chosen by our physician, nurse and medical aesthetician. We first determine each patient's specific anti-aging care needs and then help set up personalized treatment programs that are designed to meet those needs. We are committed to offering the most technologically advanced skin care products. Below are some of the products we can provide following a consultation:
Through daily usage over an extended period of time, the skin care products of the SkinCeuticals line help to improve visible signs of aging and to create healthier skin. These "physician grade" products (which have powerful ingredients) can be used together to correct existing skin damage, or even to protect already healthy skin and prevent future skin damage. SkinCeuticals has become known as the "Antioxidant Authority."
Oxygenetix® Breathable Foundation provides coverage while simultaneously promoting the healing process for facial scars and a number of skin conditions. This breakthrough product, which was designed for doctors, can be used on patients who have skin problems such as the following: skin injuries and wounds, rosacea, rashes, acne and acne scars, and post-surgical scars. Want to know what makes this foundation breathable and capable of minimizing and eliminating scars? The product contains a patent-pending formula known called Ceravitae Complex, which has been shown to increase the uptake of oxygen and to stimulate the production of skin cells, which can assist with the healing of the skin after many different types of procedures.
Do you need to revitalize the look of your skin on your face and your neck? The Vi Peel by Vitality Institute is a medical grade chemical peel that was designed for this very purpose. This product, which can be used on all different types of skin, works by removing the skin's upper layers. The removal of these layers makes way for newer, smoother skin to grow, which helps create a more youthful look. The Vi Peel is convenient to use, considering that there is no skin preparation required. This virtually painless process also requires little downtime. Some of the various skin conditions and problems that can be treated through the Vi Peel include the following:
- Acne and acne scarring
- Age and sun spots
- Assist with precancerous cell removal
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines
- Improved collagen production and brightening of overall appearance
- Hyperpigmentation and melasma
- Sagging skin
- Uneven tone and texture
Neocutis is a scientifically advanced line of skin care products that relies on a combination of cellular therapy research and Swiss technology. Certain Neocutis products have a key ingredient, PSP®, which has been shown in published, peer-reviewed clinical studies to be effective in the following areas: care of irritated and sensitive skin, skin rejuvenation and post-procedure skin care. PSP®--which is a proprietary and exclusive ingredient to NEOCUTIS—is the latest generation of a naturally balanced protein blend. The proteins that are included in PSP® are Cytokines, Human Growth Factors and interleukins.
VIVITÉ® is a skin care product that is produced by the makers of Botox & Juvederm. A key component of VIVITÉ® is the patented GLX TechnologyÒ, which is an ultra-charged formula matrix. Through this formula matrix, a glycolic compound bound with antioxidants is permeated deep into the skin, allowing for exfoliation,
hydration and skin protection. This boosts the production of collagen, epidermal growth factor and hyaluronic acid, which are all important components of healthy skin.
Face Reality Skin Care™ Products (not a medical grade product)
Face Reality Skin Care™ Products are geared for individuals who want the highest concentrations of acne-fighting ingredients that can be obtained without a prescription. The purpose behind these home-care products is to safely and effectively treat acne that is at the mild to moderate level. These products can be used by a broad scope of consumers who have acne, especially considering that they can be used on any skin type and they are sold at a very reasonable price. Face Reality Skin Care™ Products, which includes both homecare products and customized peels, are guaranteed to not clog pores.
Are you looking for skin care products that are natural and organic? This is exactly what you find in Skin Elations products, which are made using only vegan ingredients—particularly those that have nutrients, vitamins, oils and herbs that benefit both the skin and the body as a whole. In order to ensure that Skin Elations products contain the greatest level of natural nutrients and vitamins and that they are not heat denatured, exclusive cold fusion processing is used in the making of the products. Skin Elations products can be safely used on both adults and children with all different types of skin. The products can be used on any area of the body, and it can be used either day or night.
SPECIAL CUSTOM FORMULATION
Dr. Ishoo not only prescribes skin care treatments, but he also provides medical grade skin care products that are specially formulated for patients. This allows for customized treatment for various types of skin conditions. This means that patients can have treatments with the active ingredients and ingredient concentrations that are best suited for their particular skin care needs.
If you are interested in obtaining medical grade skin care products that have been hand-picked by a physician, do not hesitate to set up a complimentary consultation at one of our centers, which are located in greater Boston and South Shore. Contact us today!