skin care products in Edina, Minnesota


Skincare Products in Edina, Minnesota.

We designed the treatments offered at Skin Rejuvenation Clinic to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. Just as important however are the products you use at home between visits to our office. Our experts’ recommended at home skincare regimens for you complement our treatments and protect results between visits.

The products we carry have not only been handpicked, but scientifically proven to help with skin conditions such as melasma, sun damage, acne, rosacea, and aging. We have treated thousands of patients with medical-grade skincare and we feel we obtain the best outcome with specialized products in conjunction with your treatments. Our staff have advanced training for each of our skincare lines and know how to pair them with your treatments for optimal results.

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Let us explain the difference between medical grade skin care products vs. over the counter skin care products.


1. Over-the-Counter Products Do Not Come with a Consultation

There are so many options to choose from, it can all be confusing!

Aestheticians and other skincare medical professionals are trained to customize, evaluate, and recommend products appropriate for current skin conditions and concerns. As trained professionals, we work closely with clients to ensure they get the product that will work for them and that it will target specific needs. We can recommend products that have a higher level of active ingredients. Not everyone is licensed to sell products the FDA recognizes as medical-grade. All of our staff has advanced training for each of our skincare lines and will create a skincare regimen that will fit your needs and lifestyle.

Let us explain the difference between medical grade skin care products vs. over the counter skin care products.


2. Medical Grade Skincare Products Have a Higher Concentration of Active Ingredients

One of the most important reasons medical-grade skincare is better than over-the-counter? Medical-grade products contain more of what your skin needs to improve. Genuine changes to the skin can only be achieved with active ingredients. Active ingredients are why you buy the product. For example, if you are trying to get rid of acne, you want to make sure there is a high percentage of the ingredient used to treat acne in your product. The concentration of active ingredients is limited in over-the-counter products to avoid adverse reactions.

Medical-grade skincare products allow for higher concentrations of active ingredients because medical professionals are dispensing them, ensuring patients understand how and when to use them. Most over-the-counter products don’t include the ingredient concentrations on the actual label, making it hard for you to know and control how much of each ingredient your skin gets. Not only is the concentration of each ingredient important for safety concerns, but it plays a huge role in what the product can do for your skin.


Let us explain the difference between medical grade skin care products vs. over the counter skin care products.


3. Medical-Grade Skincare Products Get Deep

Most over-the-counter products are likely going to feel like they are working well for a period of time; however, they get stuck in the most superficial layer of your skin, the epidermis. You know the new anti-aging serum you just got from Target? It will probably feel amazing for the first month or two, but if you question why those lines do not seem to shrink as the package promised, you are likely not alone because the product is not going below the surface of the skin to treat the issue.

To correct skin and make real physical changes, products need to penetrate down to a “deeper” layer of the skin, and go below the skin’s surface to the dermis. Your dermis is filled with fibroblasts, the cells which create collagen and elastin. Medical-grade skincare is better than OTC because they are formulated to get down to the dermis to stimulate actual transformations. When active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, retinols, and vitamin C get to the dermis, you will see real changes to the outer layer of your skin.

Let us explain the difference between medical grade skin care products vs. over the counter skin care products.


4. More Bang for Your Buck

At least once a day, maybe more, we are told medical-grade skincare products, “are too expensive,” and we are asked, “Are they really worth it?” Since medical-grade skincare products have a higher concentration of working ingredients and they penetrate deeper, they deliver quicker and more superior results. You end up using less of the product which means it will last longer, and you will see actual changes to the skin. You will not need to rebuy the product as often as you would with OTC products. While it may be more expensive up front, in the end you will actually save money since you will get a product that has been tested and proven to work.

Make sure you purchase medical-grade skincare from a licensed seller. Licensed retail establishments sign an agreement that they will not advertise or sell the products on third party sites, or sell for less than the agreed retail price or sale price. If purchased from a non-licensed establishment, products could be counterfeit or it is likely they older stock and not stored in a temperature-controlled environment, which will make the active ingredients ineffective and inactive. You won’t end up seeing a difference and will end up spending additional money to try again.

Let us explain the difference between medical grade skin care products vs. over the counter skin care products.


5. Research, Research, Research

Do you like science? Great! Medical-grade skincare companies invest a ton of time and money into the chemistry behind products they develop and spend years conducting research to back-up their claims. The FDA verifies the clinical research so you can feel good knowing the products you are purchasing will do what they say they are going to do. Over-the-counter products are not part of this rigorous process. Does this mean that some of the over-the-counter products you are using at home are bad?

Absolutely not. If a product is working for you, and you like it, keep using it! Anything that is keeping you consistent in a regimen outside of the treatment room is beneficial. However, know that you have options to add more advanced treatment products at home to further enhance the results from your skin treatments (BOTOX, lasers, chemical peels etc), and understand why medical grade skincare “appears” more expensive but in the long run it is not and more beneficial for you.

Remember, as your chosen skin clinic it is our job to work with you and create a realistic plan that is going to work best for you and your day-to-day lifestyle.

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