Medical grade skincare products effectively treat a multitude of skin concerns including fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne, and rosacea. Regular use will restore the health of the skin and deliver a radiant glow to the complexion. Taking care of your skin at home is just as important as any cosmetic treatment. In fact, medical grade skincare products will enhance and maintain the results achieved by in-clinic procedures such as injectable treatments, laser treatments, and clinical peels.
Why Medical Grade?
Products found in drugstores and department stores are formulated for the general population, and therefore contain lower amounts of active ingredients due to restrictions imposed by Health Canada.
Pharmaceutical or medical grade products are sold under a physician’s supervision, and are therefore able to contain higher concentrations of active ingredients clinically proven to transform the skin. These products are typically formulated with advanced delivery systms, enabling them to penetrate into the deeper layers of skin where new skin cells are produced. As a result, they are able to deliver faster results than their drugstore counterparts.
The companies that produce medical grade skincare products generally invest more money into research and development rather than advertising, which is why the brands are generally not as well known. Their products are results-driven, and clinical trials are often published in medical journals.
Which Brand is Right for Me?
Navigating the world of skincare can be overwhelming, therefore it is important to know which products are best suited for your individual skin type, skin concerns, and lifestyle. We are pleased to offer complimentary consultations with our team of experts who will develop a skincare regime for you that will deliver the results you are looking for.
APT Medical Aesthetics is pleased to offer some of the most advanced and respected skincare lines available today:
EltaMD® Sun Care
Frequently Asked Questions
Aren’t medical grade skincare products expensive?
The cost of medical grade skincare products is comparable to that of department store brands - or less, in many cases. Also, because the ingredients are more concentrated, the patient typically uses less product and sees results faster, thus eliminating the need for frequent repeat purchases.
I tried a medical grade product before and it irritated my skin. Why did that happen?
Because these products are much stronger than commercially available products, they can irritate the skin if used incorrectly. Applying too much product, or too often, is usually what causes irritation. It is recommended that you introduce any new medical grade product into your routine gradually, so that your skin becomes acclimated. This will greatly reduce or eliminate any inflammation, allowing you experience results. If you are unsure of how to use your products, please contact us so that we can assist you.
When can I expect to see results from my skincare?
As consumers, we are always seeking that miracle product that will transform our skin immediately. This unrealistic expectation often compels us to keep purchasing products, only to feel defeated when we don’t see the results we were hoping for. Although some medical grade products can produce initial results in as little as two weeks, the appropriate amount of time to commit to a new product is about two months, once the skin has had an opportunity to turn over. This is typically when a patient can expect to see true results, which will continue to improve with ongoing use of the product.
What is the best product to use on my skin?
There are many medical-grade products available that can help treat a number of conditions such as wrinkles and brown spots. However, the first product you should consider is a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Daily sun protection is, by far, the most important step in any skincare routine. Without sun protection, your skin will continue to age and you will never experience optimal results from any other skincare product.
What is your product return policy?
We stand by all of the skin care products we recommend. If for some reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return it for a refund. Opened products must be returned within 14 days. Unopened products must be returned within 30 days.