The Importance of Medical Grade Skin Care

Posted on May 17,2022 By Dr. Y Anthony Nakamura

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Imagine it’s evening time, you’re about to wind down for bed and embark on your favorite nightly routine: skin care. But how much do you know about the products you put on your skin every single day? Are the ingredients effective? A high-quality skin care routine is integral not only to your self-care routine but also to your health. Over-the-counter skin care products smell nice and look pretty on a vanity, but they’re not accomplishing much. You deserve a skin care routine that goes deep to let your outsides reflect all the time and energy you use to take good care of yourself. If you’re using the same drug-store face wash you found in high school, it’s time for an upgrade. Accent On Your is here to support your self-care and provide advice on how medical-grade skin care products elevate your routine.

Why Medical-Grade Skin Care?

Medical-grade skin care products, also known as cosmeceuticals, go further than anything you’ll find at a drug store. Over-the-counter skin care products are cosmetic only, meaning they don’t penetrate the first layer of your skin (the stratum corneum) to impact the biology of your skin cells. They can wash your face and remove your makeup, but they’re not capable of establishing long-term effects that last as you age. On the other hand, cosmeceuticals have active ingredients that penetrate the stratum corneum to deliver their benefits to every layer of your skin. Since medical-grade skin care products are pharmaceuticals, it’s best to purchase them from an established dermatologist like  Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura. Luckily, Accent On You offers a wide variety of cosmeceuticals so you can build the perfect routine.
Medical-grade skin care also offers an excellent alternative to injectables and surgeries. Cosmeceuticals are applied topically and are non-invasive. Some medical-grade skin care can even be used in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments to aid in the healing process.

What Makes them Medical-Grade?

It’s all about the active ingredients and formulation. Cosmeceuticals contain medical-grade ingredients like retinol, antioxidants, and peptides to affect structural change in your skin. Over-the-counter skin care contains these ingredients as well, but they are in minimal amounts to avoid penetrating deeply into the skin. Instead of buying something mass-produced and sold to anyone that walks down the skin care aisle, invest in a product that has been carefully formulated to address your personal skin care needs. Accent On You provides effective products recommended by plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and skin care professionals alike so you can achieve any skin goal. From reversing the appearance of sunspots to addressing hyperpigmentation, the specially formulated cosmeceuticals at Accent On You contain active ingredients that go beyond over-the-counter options.

So Where Do I Begin?

Choosing the right cosmeceuticals can be intimidating, and it’s important to consult a professional. Accent On You is here to help you build a customized skin care routine that will have you glowing. Schedule your consultation today to give your nightly routine the boost you deserve!

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Accent on You

Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura is a recognized expert in plastic surgery and body contouring, providing excellent care while taking a personal approach with each and every patient.

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