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Medical Grade Skincare vs Over-the-Counter: Which Skin Care Products to Choose?

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

We get it. Skin care can be intimidating. There is an overwhelming amount of products, all for different skin concerns- and don't even get started on the different ingredients. The good news is our esthetician's are highly proficient in skin care knowledge and are able to recommend the ideal products for your specific skin care concerns.

Why choose medical grade skincare products?

A good quality skincare regimen can help protect and enhance your skin's appearance, while preventing further damage to combat the effects of aging. Combined with nonsurgical aesthetic procedures, medical grade skincare can enhance your results to help you look and feel your best.

Medical Grade Skincare products in Moon Township
Spruce Medispa Skincare

We, at Spruce Medispa, incorporated our own line of medical grade skincare simply to achieve optimal results! Medical grade skincare products have clinical research to back up their benefits, and are FDA-approved, whereas over the counter skincare does not need the same extensive research or clinical studies to support their claims. Medical grade products contain a higher concentration of active ingredients which in turn make them generally more effective to treat specific skin conditions.

How does medical grade skincare work?

Medical grade skincare is specifically formulated to treat the deepest layer of our skin, called the hypodermis. The powerful ingredients contained in these products have been clinically researched in their safety and effectiveness. Your skin can greatly benefit from medical grade products, as they protect your skin from harmful elements while encouraging cellular regeneration to promote healthy skin cells from the inside out. These products will target different areas of skin health by exfoliating dead, dull surface cells and supporting essential skin proteins to result in a vibrant and radiant complexion.

Benefits and risks of medical grade skincare

Through a combination and specifically formulated combination of concentrated active ingredients, medical grade skincare products can treat:

  • Acne

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Age spots

  • Lax skin

  • Sun damage

Possible risks with using medical grade skincare products include negative skin reactions, such as dryness, redness, or skin sensitivity or mild burning. Be sure to let your skin care professional know if you experience any negative side effects and discontinue the use of products if symptoms continue or worsen.

Why we love our skin care products

Our products at Spruce Medispa are cruelty free, paraben free, and are not tested on animals, as well as offer a variety of gluten-free options. All of our products are medical grade, dermatologist formulated, and 100% clinically tested and backed by science. Our Spruce Medispa Skincare uses high levels of unique natural actives with scientifically supported ingredients, without the use of harmful irritating chemicals.

Be sure to stop into Spruce Medispa, located right outside of Pittsburgh in Moon Township, to consult with one of our skin care experts to learn which medical grade products are suitable for your skin and your skin care goals!


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