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The Importance of Medical Grade Skincare

03/09/23 | 3 MIN READ

Whether you already follow a regular skin care regimen, or you’re just getting started with proper skin care, we’re here to guide you. Afterall, the best way to keep your skin healthy and youthful-looking is to, well, take care of it! You can get extra help and address your individual concerns with the customized treatments we offer here at Raval Facial Aesthetics and Rocky Mountain Laser Aesthetics. However, if you don’t give your skin dedicated daily attention, any treatments beyond regular skin care probably won’t produce the best possible results.

Product Quality Makes a Visible Difference

Over-the-counter skin care products can’t deliver the results you want. Why? There are a couple of big reasons:

Wrong Products

Just because a popular social media influencer or ad recommends a particular product doesn’t mean it’s exactly what your skin needs. Yes, ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, retinoids, peptides, vitamin C, etc. are good for the skin. But everyone’s skin is different. So the ingredients that will do the most for you aren’t necessarily the same as what someone else needs or recommends.

Weak Formulation, Extra Ingredients

Safety is paramount, so pharmaceutical companies selling over-the-counter products – by law – are limited in the strength of active ingredients they can use. Medical grade skin care has these ingredient percentages listed on the bottle, drug store products typically won’t give a percentage of the active “best-sellers” ingredients like retinols. In addition, it isn’t always clear what all of the inactive ingredients are. Sometimes there are dozens of ingredients listed on a bottle, but no explanation of what those actually are or what they may do to your skin. That’s important information!

So, no matter how much time you spend in the skin care aisle and how hard you try to do the right thing, your skin may not be getting the restorative or maintenance benefits you hope for.

Medical grade skin care products can produce better, faster and more predictable results. It’s as simple as that.

What’s So Great About Medical Grade?

These products are available only from a licensed medical professional – someone who recommends the product specifically for your skin and monitors your use of them. So they can be safely formulated with higher concentrations of essential ingredients. 

Yes, they cost more than drugstore brands, we won’t hide that from you. The payoff is that you’re getting more of what you need most without additives that are just filler or may even be harmful for your skin. Dr. Jeffrey Raval and our team of professional aestheticians have the expertise to properly evaluate your skin and recommend the combination of products that will have the greatest positive impact on your skin’s health.

Trust Us to Give You the Best

At Raval Facial Aesthetics and Rocky Mountain Laser Aesthetics, we offer several lines of medical grade skin care products. All have been personally vetted and curated by Dr. Raval as the best options for our patients:


Elta MD is the leading brand in sun protection. Elta MD has a wide array of sunscreens to fit your individual needs. Depending on your skin concern, what finish you want, and if you want a chemical or physical SPF, Elta MD will have a match for you, they also offer more affordable options for medical grade skin care such as cleansers and moisturizers.


SkinMedica strives to unlock the skin’s potential to heal from within. SkinMedica is most known for their groundbreaking TNS product line. They were the first brand to create a topical growth factor solution to rejuvenate the skin and reverse signs of aging. This brand is also an Allergan brand meaning you can redeem your Alle points for products!

Obagi Medical

Obagi Medical is another brand we offer that has prescription strength ingredients. Obagi is the leading brand in correcting advanced or stubborn pigment and sun damage. Obagi is one of the most innovative brands in medical skin care and with over 30 years of experience, they have discovered some of the most effective ingredients to see dramatic results in the skin.


SkinCeuticals is advanced skin care backed by science. Their fundamental product philosophy is Prevention, Protection, Correction. These products are designed to maintain and promote healthy skin, research and innovation are at the core of the brand’s values. SkinCeuticals has patented antioxidant technology and has changed the game for Vitamin C and antioxidants.

Revision Skincare

This is a great skincare line with products to address many different skin concerns. Revision incorporates peptides to combat the visual signs of aging, THD Ascorbate rather than L-Ascorbic Acid, and harnesses the power of the microbiome to provide age-defying benefits, specifically on the neck and decolletage.

Raval Rx

In addition, we offer our proprietary Raval Rx line. These are products that have been formulated by Dr. Raval himself, based on his knowledge and long-time experience working with patients to improve the quality and appearance of their skin. The Raval RX line is formulated with fresh and potent prescription-strength ingredients to provide quality and timely results.

You Can Get Started Today

Receiving impressive results from rejuvenating treatments is much more likely when your skin is healthy and well-hydrated. From Botox® and fillers to laser treatments, healthy and well-maintained skin makes a great canvas for more noticeable visible improvement. And isn’t that your ultimate goal?

If you want to learn more about medical grade skin care products and how you can transform your skin from your home, schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our paramedical aestheticians and let’s talk. Already know what you need? Click below to visit our online store!

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