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Medical Grade Skincare

Medical grade skincare products effectively treat a multitude of skin concerns including fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne, and rosacea. Regular use will restore the health of the skin and deliver a radiant glow to the complexion. Taking care of your skin at home is just as important as any beauty or cosmetic treatment.  In fact, medical grade skincare products will enhance and maintain the results achieved by in-clinic procedures such as injectable treatments, laser treatments, and clinical peels.

Why Medical Grade?

Products found in drugstores and department stores are formulated for the general population, and therefore contain lower amounts of active ingredients due to restrictions imposed by Health Canada.

Pharmaceutical or medical grade products are sold under a physician’s supervision, and are therefore able to contain higher concentrations of active ingredients clinically proven to transform the skin.They penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and claim to deliver wonderful effects faster compared to OTC products. For example, a medical grade chemical peel with salicylic acid will, in theory, be a more potent treatment for acne or fine lines than most OTC brands sold in stores.

This is why they are highly recommended by dermatologists and other beauty professionals. These brands are the go-to treatment you’ll most likely come home with after a consultation with skincare professionals because they are regulated by the FDA and can be counted on their claims and safety guarantee.

Medical Grade vs Over The Counter Products

Backed by Research

Reputable brands that produce medical grade skincare products generally invest more money into research and development rather than advertising, which is perhaps why they are lesser known vs over the counter skincare products.  Nonetheless, medical grade products are results-driven and go through rigorous research, testing, and clinical trials conducted by professional skincare experts that are often published in peer-reviewed medical journals.

The Best Active Ingredients

Medical grade products often contain premium active ingredients similar to pharmaceutical drugs that can only be accessed with a prescription from your doctor. The most common examples include retinol, a type of retinoid derived from vitamin A and one of the typical ingredients frequently used in formulating cosmetic and skincare treatment products for enhancing blemishes, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Unlike typical OTC products, medical grade products generally contain safe, wholesome, and high-quality active ingredients at higher concentration that are proven effective for specific skin concerns and safe for any skin type, particularly sensitive skin.

Better Formulation and User Experience

Medical grade brands offer better formulation. Aside from delivering impressive beauty benefits, you’ll notice that they have a different treatment experience. They are not tacky or sticky on the skin after application. They often have a nice subtle scent that’s not overpoweringly chemical or artificial. They have less risks of skin irritation.

Better Value for Money

If you are eager to manage or treat acne and other skin problems, investing in premium skincare brands will be a smart and cost-effective strategy that gives you bigger savings in the long haul. Due to the potency of their formulation, a little goes a long way, lasting a long time even if you incorporate it into your everyday skincare routine.

Which Skincare Brand Is Right for Me?

With countless brands and products available, navigating the world of skincare can be overwhelming. Therefore, it is important to know which skincare products are best suited for your individual skin type, skin concerns, and lifestyle.

Shopping for OTC skincare products may be a long and arduous trial and error process, where you have to go through a series of testing and experimenting before finding the best fit for your skin. It’s the exact opposite with medical grade skincare.

Here at APT Medical Aesthetics, we offer patients free consultations with our team of dermatologists and cosmetic experts who can accurately address your specific needs and create personalized cosmetic and skincare treatments that deliver the results you’ve long been looking for. Our holistic and hassle-free clinical approach to beauty and skin health eliminates the guesswork and risks associated with using medical grade skincare.

Whether you’re looking for an antioxidant-rich serum, anti-aging cream with the brightening effects of vitamin C, or broad spectrum sunscreen with high SPF, we guarantee that we’ll give you only the best formulas from the best medical grade brands in the market. We have everything you need to address acne, minimize the appearance of acne scars, combat the early signs of aging, and maintain the results of your aesthetic treatments.

APT Medical Aesthetics is pleased to offer some of the most advanced and respected skincare companies today:


 ZO Skin Health was developed by world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi. With a mission to achieve beautiful and healthy skin through research, it’s one of the best medical grade skincare companies in the industry. They offer the best ingredients at highest concentrations. They have an impressive skincare line that is well adapted to different skin types regardless of age, ethnicity.


This medical grade skin care brand was founded over 15 years ago on the basis of wound healing research in Lausanne, Switzerland. Knowing what they know, dermatology experts harnessed their powerful wound healing technology and developed products that regenerate and restore the natural supply of collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, which are all essential building blocks for a healthy and youthful-looking skin. They have everything from correcting sun damage, age defense, skin discoloration, and facial redness.


AlumierMD is a medical grade brand from Canada that is known for its Clean Science commitment, creating premium products that are socially responsible, clinically tested, and free from over 1,300 substances banned by the E.U., F.D.A and Health Canada.

EltaMD® Sun Care

Block the sun without stopping the fun. EltaMD® Sun Care carries a comprehensive product line that offers intensive sun protection with zinc-based broad spectrum sunscreens formulated to be non-comedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free.

Colorescience Sunforgettable®

Enjoy life to the fullest without worrying about the damaging effects of the sun to your skin. Colorescience Sunforgettable® is an award-winning brand that delivers optimal protection but uses only 100% pure, natural minerals, antioxidants, and botanicals. Formulated with potent, clinically-tested ingredients to maximize results for long-term skin health where you can see visible reduction in blemishes, pigmentations, under eye circles.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The price of medical grade skincare products is comparable to that of over the counter products—or less, in many cases. Incorporating them into your daily skincare routine is more cost-effective. Because they contain active quality ingredients at higher concentrations, you’ll typically use less product and see results faster, thus eliminating the need for frequent repeat purchases. With proper and regular use, medical grade products can also help you maintain the effects of your cosmetic treatments and achieve a youthful and beautiful skin.

Because medical grade skin care products are much stronger than commercially available products, they can irritate the skin if used incorrectly. Applying too much product, or too often, is usually what causes irritation. It is recommended that you introduce any new medical grade product into your routine gradually, so that your skin becomes acclimated. This will greatly reduce or eliminate any inflammation, allowing you to experience results. If you are unsure of how to use your medical grade products, please contact us so that we can assist you in booking a free consultation with our dermatologist or skincare professional.

As consumers, we are always seeking that miracle product that will transform our skin immediately. This unrealistic expectation often compels us to keep purchasing products, only to feel defeated when we don’t achieve the instant results we were hoping for. Although some medical grade skincare products can produce initial results in as little as two weeks, the appropriate amount of time to commit to a new skincare product is about two months, once the skin has had an opportunity to turn over. This is typically when a patient can expect to see true results, which will continue to improve with ongoing use of the product.

There are many medical grade skincare products available that can help treat a number of conditions, such as wrinkles, brown spots or sun spots, facial redness, and other types of skin blemishes . The good news is that there are countless medical grade products out there that can work for you.

Depending on your needs, you can create a personalized skincare arsenal with anti-aging benefits using, for example, a serum that can effectively penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. There are also spot corrector treatments that claim to treat visible blemishes, fine lines, and wrinkles. On the other hand, if you want to achieve a radiant and youthful glow, you can also get a complete line of medical grade products that claim to have brightening effects because they have antioxidants and vitamin C. Fortunately, most of these medical grade companies develop products explicitly formulated for sensitive skin.

However, if you want to prioritize, the first product you should consider is a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Daily sun protection is, by far, the most important step in any morning skincare regimen. Without sun protection, your skin will continue to age and you will never experience optimal results from any other skincare product. Better yet, consult a dermatologist or a skincare professional to learn which products will deliver the most benefits, according to your skin type and concern you want to specifically address.

We stand by all of the skin care products we recommend. If for some reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return it for a refund. Opened products must be returned within 14 days. Unopened products must be returned within 30 days.

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    Contact APT Medical Aesthetics now. Whether you want to book an appointment, find out a bit more about our services, or want to simply ask a few questions, we would love to hear from you!

    APT Medical Aesthetics Ltd. is world-class private complete skin care clinic in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, serving Oakville. We
    provide our treatments in a safe, trusting, comfortable environment. Our clinic is pleased to offer the most advanced and comprehensive skin care solutions
    including Botox Cosmetic / Dysport / Xeomin, Dermal Filler, Laser Skin Resurfacing to clients across Ontario.

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