Have you noticed that the skin care products at your dermatologist’s office and at specialty clinics like VIDA aren’t exactly household names? You probably haven’t seen them advertised in magazines or on television, they have no celebrity endorsements, and you haven’t seen them on any public shelves ranging from drugstores to high-end boutiques. Why do medical-centric clinics seem to have totally different products than what you’ve seen elsewhere? The answer is simple: these are medical-grade products—and they don’t need to advertise.
Medical-grade skin care products are different because they are legally cleared by the FDA to include more of the effective, active ingredients than any other skin care product. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if you spend $5 on a drugstore brand or $500 on a brand from a department store. These are not medical-grade products, which means they are not legally allowed to have the same high level of quality, active ingredients that you can get with medical-grade items.
Why Medical-Grade Matters
You may have also noticed that the price per ounce for medical-grade products is typically higher—or is it? Remember that since medical-grade products have a higher concentration of the active ingredients, they don’t need to use unnecessary fillers. That is why you won’t find economy-sized tubs of these products anywhere. Many medical-grade products truly only require a tiny amount of product, typically no larger than a small pea, to get the job done. That isn’t true with non-medical grade products. With these products, they need a lot of filler so you feel like you’re getting your money’s worth. Unfortunately, they also either don’t work or don’t work nearly as well as medical-grade products.
We offer convenient online shopping for a rich variety of medical-grade products so you can have them shipped directly to your home. Of course, you can also pick up these products in the clinic. VIDA exclusively offers medical-grade products because we take your skin care and health seriously. Still, there are a lot of medical-grade products to choose from! It can be overwhelming, which is why we offer zero-pressure complimentary consultations for both treatments and to determine personalized skin care regimens.
What Your Treatment Plan Should Include
Perhaps you’ve seen recent headlines that the typical Korean skin care regimen includes 10 – 15 products. There’s no standard regimen, but we can promise you that you don’t need that many products to achieve phenomenal results that you’ll love. Using so many products, similar to using tub-sized products, is a sign that you’re not getting the level of skin care that you need and deserve.
We will work with you to create a customized treatment plan specific to your needs. This often includes battling under-eye wrinkles, discoloration, dry or dull skin, under-eye bags, and of course using the highest quality sun protection. Our skin is the largest organ we have, and it’s vulnerable to changes. It’s not uncommon to have one skin care routine in winter months and another in the summer. That’s the nature of our skin, and we are committed to helping you usher it towards it’s best, healthiest, most glowing self year-round.
You’ll Never Go Back to Non-Medical Skin Care Products
If you haven’t taken the leap into medical-grade skin care yet, don’t wait any longer. We understand—it can be daunting to make such a big change. Even though the price for medical-grade skin care is often the same as non-medical grade once you start using the product (since you need so much less!), it can be a sticking point for newcomers to the world of medical-grade skin care. However, once you start using medical-grade skin care products, you’ll quickly see the incredible difference and never return to lower-quality products.
Take a moment to consider what your current skin care routine is not doing for you. What do you wish your skin could look like? What do you want to achieve with skin care in 2021? The right products, custom-picked just for you and your skin, can make a world of difference. VIDA is led by Medical Director Dr. Kim Thompson who personally trains and supervises every staff member, and all estheticians are CAE certified. We are much more than a Medispa, and offer individualized approaches with every complimentary consultation. Schedule yours today by completing the contact form or calling the VIDA office at (503) 399-0021.