Create your skincare routine now, with your Sylvana skin specialists. We can advise you which products are best for your skin, put together a plan for you and monitor your results while using Sylvana's medical grade products, for concerns ranging from Rosacea, Acne, Aging, Dryness, and More.
At Sylvana we are not influenced by beauty buzz-words or building a product around a single, trendy ingredient. Instead, our therapeutic skin care products are selected and created using layered systems of the highest quality, proven pharmaceutical grade ingredients and published in peer reviewed medical literature. Sylvana utilizes the optimal concentrations of purified actives, proprietary effective delivery systems and the lowest preservative levels to bring results to even the most sensitive or post procedure skin.
Also referred to as cosmeceuticals, Sylvana's medical grade skin care products offer both medicinal and aesthetic benefits. The active ingredients in all of the products we carry have been clinically proven to have a positive effect on the skin. Understanding how medical grade skin care differs from over-the-counter products and the benefits it provides may encourage you to make some changes in how you care for your skin.
The advantages of medical-grade skincare
Medical-grade skincare products are specially formulated to provide benefits that are both aesthetic and medicinal. These products are produced to a higher standard than over-the-counter products. They penetrate the upper layers of skin in a different and more efficient way. (This may also prove to be better value, since you may need to use less of the product to achieve improved results.) same way.
OVER-THE-COUNTER VS MEDICAL GRADE SKIN CARE
Unable to penetrate the upper layers of the skin, known as stratum corneum, over-the-counter products sold in drug stores don’t have a biological effect on the skin. The active ingredients in medical grade products penetrate the top layers of the skin and go beyond the basic “cosmetic” results over-the-counter products provide. A physician or medical esthetician can recommend the right medical grade products for your skin.
Medical grade skin care products typically contain the same ingredients found pharmaceutical products that require a prescription. Lower amounts or derivatives of these ingredients are used in medical grade products than in the pharmaceutical versions. Commonly used ingredients are retinol, antioxidants, or peptides. These can sometimes be found in over-the-counter skin care but only in trace amounts as products are not permitted to alter the biological structure of the skin.
In addition to the level of active ingredients, the formula used to develop a skin care product will greatly impact its effectiveness. Manufacturers of over-the-counter products use mass production methods that are inexpensive to control their cost. While they may be more affordable, they usually produce less than satisfactory results. Medical grade skin care products are developed to a higher standard with proven formulas providing more effective results.
If a product provides better results, it’s usually a better value. This is true of medical grade skin care products as well. Because of their ability to penetrate the top layers of the skin, they are more effective than over-the-counter skin care products. In addition to superior results, you may be able to use less of a medical grade skin care product due to their higher level of penetration.
Medical grade skin care products should only be purchased and used under the supervision of a physician or medical esthetician. We will evaluate your skin type and recommend products and a daily care regimen customized for you. You will be educated about the recommended products and the best way to use them. This will allow you to get better results and eliminate trying multiple products before finding the one that works best for you.