Many patients see the skincare products we stock here at Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic in London and one of the questions they freqently ask is why they should use these, when many of the big name brands stocked on the high street claim to do the same thing at a fraction of the price.
The most important point to realise is that cosmeceuticals are not the same as the skincare products you can buy on the high street. Although they may contain many of the same ingredients, in cosmeceutical products those same ingredients are used at much higher concentrations. This means they can have a far more tangible effect on skin conditions, including the signs of ageing.
How do I know which products are right for me?
When choosing cosmeceutical products, it is important to seek professional medical advice. They are often a more significant investment cost-wise so it’s crucial you are using them correctly for optimal results. Furthermore, these products are very effective so using the wrong one for your skin condition can produce an unwanted effect.
Some cosmeceutical lines – such as the ZO Medical line stocked here at Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic in London – are available only with a prescription from a licensed medical professional. Others, such as ZO Skin Health are specifically designed to maintain and improve the results of aesthetic treatments.
Why would I need a prescription?
Cosmeceuticals are like topical medicines – they have a direct and measurable effect on the skin – and you wouldn’t consider taking an antibiotic without having it prescribed by the doctor. The same applies to cosmeceuticals.
Why ZO products?
Here at Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic in London, we take our patients’ skin health very seriously, and that means sourcing the very best treatments and product. ZO products have a proven track record in treating various skin conditions, and have been developed by Dr Zein Obagi, a board-certified dermatologist in Beverley Hills with over 35 years’ experience in skin health science.
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