Be honest: how many times have you found yourself standing in the skincare aisle of the drugstore for what seems like hours? It can be nearly impossible to pick out the magic formula from the shelves, if it even exists. Studying labels for the right (and wrong) ingredients and paying up for a product you may not even like gets tiring. Worse, it doesn’t do your skin any favors. If you want to ensure you’re paying for natural but powerful ingredients and setting yourself up for youthful, healthy skin, it may be time to ditch the drugstore altogether. Take a look instead at what medical-grade skin products your plastic surgeon or dermatologist has to offer.
Why Medical-Grade Products?
If you’re used to buying retinol eye creams and other anti-aging products from the drugstore, you may have had little or mixed success. The skin is a complex organ. The supply of collagen diminishes as we age, causing lines, wrinkles, and sagging, dull skin. Repairing that damage isn’t easily achieved with topical treatments. Drugstore brands can only do so much since there are limitations on what can be sold over the counter.
Medical-grade products, on the other hand, are sold and sometimes supervised by professionals. This means they’re carefully formulated and can be more powerful than drugstore equivalents. Of course, not all medical-grade skin products are equally effective or accomplish the same goals. But you’ll typically get a lot more power from your doctor’s products than you would from drugstore options.
Powerful skin products from a medical professional can help to reduce signs of aging and wear that occur due to sun damage and environmental toxins. In addition, they can help enhance and preserve the results of cosmetic treatments. If you’ve had or are interested in resurfacing treatments, skin tightening, or other cosmetic procedures, using the right products can help protect your investment and keep the results lasting longer.
Aren’t They More Expensive?
For many people, the biggest stumbling block of using medical-grade products is their cost. However, it’s common for many people to go through a large number of drugstore products that don’t work for them. This can equate to hundreds of dollars spent on products they don’t even use up. Medical-grade skin products tend to be more expensive than most drugstore options, but they also tend to work. Investing in quality and knowing it will help your skin thrive are worth the higher price tag overall for most people, and it may equate to savings in the long run.
Getting Expert Advice
A side benefit of getting skincare products directly from a medical professional is the access to great skincare advice. If you buy your products in person, you can ask specific questions about your skin. You’ll also get personalized information on how to care for your skin’s needs. This supervision can help you catch problems early and keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Meet the Creator of Iridesse at American Self
With most medical-grade products, you won’t get the opportunity to meet the people behind the products. However, the new Iridesse skincare line is an exception. Dr. Ruth Hillelson has spent years ensuring that her line of anti-aging, nourishing products are made with natural ingredients yet have the potency patients expect. Dr. Hillelson is a board certified plastic surgeon at American Self in Richmond, VA. Her goal has always been to help all patients achieve beautiful, youthful skin without needing invasive treatments. Through years of research, questioning, and study, she became focused on creating products that would serve as a solution for patients looking for true skin health and beauty.
After more than 5 years of testing the products and using her understanding of what yields truly healthy skin, Dr. Hillelson has finally released the Iridesse line. People who have used the day, night, and eye creams notice positive changes in as little as a week—no standing in the drugstore required. If you’d like to meet Dr. Hillelson and find out what your skin needs the most, call 804.290.0060 to schedule a consultation at American Self in Richmond, VA. Iridesse is also available online. Your skin has the potential for beauty. You just need the right tools to unlock its vitality.