Skin Care

Discover radiant, luminous skin

Taking care of your skin from the inside and out can have a significant impact on your skin quality. Choosing the right skin care regimen is just as important as any cosmetic treatment.  Here, at Bedford Skin Clinic, we are proud to offer medical grade or pharmaceutical grade skin care products that can help improve the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Skin texture

  • Photo-damage, hyperpigmentation or “sun spots”

  • Redness

Why Medical Grade Skin Care?

Simply put, the best products have the best ingredients, in the purest form, at the appropriate strength, and in correct combinations, backed by research studies.

7 Reasons why Medical Grade Skin Care is unique:

1. Better quality ingredients

Medical grade or pharmaceutical grade products are required to contain ingredients that are 99% pure. Over the counter products found in drugstores, department stores, or online, are not held to the same standards. They often contain fillers.

2. More of each Ingredient

Over the counter products are formulated for the general population, and therefore contain lower amounts of active ingredients due to restrictions imposed by Health Canada. Examples of these active ingredients include Vitamin C and E, antioxidants, retinoids. 

As medical grade skin care can only be prescribed under a physician’s supervision, these products can therefore contain more of the active ingredients that are clinically proven to transform your skin.

3. High research standards, purity and safety regulated by the FDA and Health Canada

Medical grade skin care products must have the clinical research studies to back up any claims about their benefits. Over the counter products do not need to have clinical studies or research behind their claims. The companies that produce medical grade skincare products generally invest more money into research and development rather than advertising, which is why the brands are generally not as well known. Their products are results-driven, and clinical trials are often published in medical journals.

4. Delivery to deep skin layers

It’s all about getting the product where you need it! Over the counter skin products typically work on the outermost layer of the skin called the epidermis. Medical grade skin care products have advanced delivery systems that penetrate deeper through the skin layers, and deliver the active ingredients to the dermis. The dermis is where the new skin cells are produced, therefore, to make any real changes to the skin, the deep dermis has to be impacted. 

5. Medical grade can only be prescribed by a medical professional

Medical grade skin care can only be accessed through a licensed physician, so it can contain higher concentrations of the active ingredients.

6. Medical grade skin care is not necessarily more expensive

Companies of medical grade skin care generally invest more money into research and development rather than advertising, so there are no marketing costs built in. You will also use less of it because the active ingredient concentrations are higher, and they penetrate into the dermis, so you’ll need less product to achieve great results.

7. Directed to specific needs

Medical grade skin care products are directed to specific needs, and are tailored by the skin expert to your specific skin type and condition. Over the counter or online products are formulated for the general population.

We can create a customized skin care program that includes preventative and restorative solutions to help you look and feel your best.