Medical Grade Skin Care

A consistent at-home skin care programme sets a daily foundation for healthy skin.

Medical grade products are clinically proven to address your skin concerns as well as maintain and enhance the results you achieve from Medispa treatments.

What Causes Skin Ageing?

Skin ageing becomes noticeable around age 30. Signs of ageing include loss of elasticity, skin thinning, fine lines and pigmentation spots, broken vessels and redness. In the worst cases, skin damage (particularly due to sun damage) can lead to skin cancer.

These symptoms are due to several internal and lifestyle factors, including:

  • Constant Exhaustion
  • Natural loss of structural fibres elastin and collagen
  • Regular Dehydration
  • Repeated facial expressions
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven distribution of pigment-causing melanocytes
  • Unhealthy diet

We highly suggest addressing and correcting the lifestyle factors as soon as possible. Skin friendly habits include:

  • Getting more sleep
  • Drinking more water
  • Exercising regularly
  • Quitting smoking
  • Limiting red meat and alcohol from your diet

Why Do I Need Medical Grade Skin Care?

Along with these positive lifestyle changes, Medical Grade Skin Care has ingredients potent enough to help further damage and can assist in the signs of ageing.

What Is Medical Grade Skin Care?

Unlike over-the-counter treatment, Medical Grade skin care ranges are only available from a medical professional. While over-the-counter products may contain some active ingredients, they often don’t contain sufficient clinically proven ingredients to be effectiv

  • Medical Grade skin care does not have the same restriction on ingredient and pH levels
  • Medical Grade Skin Care has at least 5x the active ingredients (sometimes more than that)
  • Medical Grade Skin Care is more cost efficient and effective

What Clinically-Proven Ingredients Will Target My Area Of Concern?

Find out more about the most common active ingredients in Medical Grade Skin Care. We’ve broken down their benefits and any special treatment instructions. 

Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs)

AHAs help improve sun damaged skin and reduce pigmentation spots.

How does it work?

AHAs exfoliate to deliver an even skin tone and smoother complexion. The removal of dead and damaged skin triggers new cell growth and a rejuvenated complexion.

What concentration is recommended?

We recommend a pH concentration between 2.8 and 4.8. Over-the-counter treatments cannot exceed 10% concentration. Under a doctor’s supervision, you can use a stronger concentration for a marked improvement in photo-ageing.

Special Instruction

We always recommend sun avoidance and a broad spectrum sunscreen with AHAs as they increase sun sensitivity.

Retinol (Vitamin A)

An essential skin care ingredient for 40 years, Retinol is related to Vitamin A. Retinol is a skin stimulating treatment.

How does it work?

It reverses signs of ageing by increasing collagen, erasing fine lines and lightening age spots.

What is a typical Retinol treatment plan?

We recommend using Retinol along with AHAs. For patients concerned with age spots, Retinol use should be paired with a brightening agent. Use should be continued. Stopping therapy will cause skin to return to pre-treatment conditions.

Brightening Agents

Brightening agents work to lighten sun damaged skin.

What causes sun damage?

Sun exposure causes the skin to produce melanin. Melanin is the chemical responsible for skin pigmentation and age spots.

How does it work?

Tyrosinase produces melanin. Brightening agents work by blocking this enzyme.

What are common Brightening Agents?

Kinerase, Azelaic acid, Tyrostat-Rumex Occidentalis, and Kojic Acid.

Topical Antioxidants e.g. vitamins C and E

Topical antioxidants slow ageing and prevent collagen breakdown by protecting skin against free radicals.

How does it work?

Free radicals are problematic damaged cells that cause ageing and tissue damage. Although a natural part of ageing, they are also formed by exposure to ultraviolet radiation and environmental pollution.

As imbalanced molecules, they are looking to bond with other molecules. This process quickly furthers damage as they spread imbalance to surrounding cells. Antioxidants block free radicals from causing further harm.

What are the benefits of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C helps erase fine lines by stimulating collagen production. We recommend a 15-20% solution (a lot of over the counter creams only contain 1%). Vitamin C produces a mild tingling sensation when applied. (This is normal).

What are the benefits of Resveratrol?

Resveratrol occurs naturally in the skin of cabernet sauvignon grapes has potent antioxidant properties and has been clinically proven to improve cell function and collagen which is responsible for helping to maintain the skin’s elasticity and strength By applying an antixodiant cream that can seep into the dermal layers of skin the antioxidants can neutralize free radicals and allow collagen production to continue.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Along with sunscreen and sun avoidance, topical Niacinamide (vitamin B3) is essential in skin cancer prevention.

How does it work?

While sunscreens effectively prevent sun burn, they do not eliminate your skin cancer risk. Niacinamide reduces the immunosuppression caused by ultraviolet (UV), which has been linked to skin cancer formation.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen is an essential part of any skin care regime. It helps prevent sun damage, ageing and skin cancer.

What should I look for in a sunscreen?

  • UVA protection to help prevent photo-ageing and skin cancer.
  • UVB to combat sun burn. This is calculated in SPF. We recommend 15 SPF or higher.
  • Zinc or titanium dioxide to give you a broad protection against UVA and UVB.

What Are The Guidelines On Starting New Products?

Medical Grade skin care is highly concentrated. Here are a few guidelines for getting started.

  • Test a new product on a small area (about the size of a postage stamp) overnight for any irritation
  • Only introduce one new product at a time
  • A small amount (about a pea size) is all you need for the entire face and neck
  • Vitamin A requires a skin acclimatising phase, ask us how to minimise this reaction
About Dr Turner

Dr Turner is a 'Specialist Plastic Surgeon' who is dedicated to providing his patients with superior surgical and non-surgical treatments to give them natural, beautiful results and improved sense of well-being.

QUALIFICATIONS
Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)

“The aim of non surgical face and body enhancements is to revitalize, refine and beautify”
Dr Scott J Turner
Specialist Plastic Surgeon
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