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Prescription Skin Care


Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa located in Woodbury, NY

Clear, perfect skin can be difficult to attain. If you’ve tried seemingly every skin care product on the market to no avail, you may benefit from prescription skin care. COSMEDOCTOR uses the most advanced products available to help men and women in the Woodbury, New York, area attain the clear skin they desire at COSMEDOCTOR. Contact the office to schedule your first appointment, or schedule your appointment online, to get started down the path to clear skin.

Prescription Skin Care Q & A

What is prescription skin care?

A plethora of available products on the market today all promise to give you perfect skin. But, if you struggle with persistent skin issues that aren’t resolved by using over-the-counter (OTC) skin care products, prescription skin care can help.

Prescription skin care is more effective than OTC medication, but is not available without a visit to a professional like us.

What’s the difference between prescribed and OTC products?

There are a few key differences between the skin products at the drugstore and those prescribed by our Doctors. OTC products usually contain milder ingredients than prescribed products and:

  • Don’t require a prescription to purchase
  • Are FDA approved, but not always tested
  • Have a wide price range among products

Prescription skin care products:

  • Require a prescription to purchase
  • Contain different or stronger ingredients than over the counter skin care
  • Have undergone clinical trials with the FDA

Depending on your health insurance plan, prescription skin care products may be more expensive than OTC products.

What can prescription skin care products treat?

Prescription skin care can treat various stubborn skin concerns. Our Doctors may recommend medical skin treatments if you want to:

  • Get rid of stubborn acne
  • Fight signs of aging
  • Even out skin tone
  • Treat signs of sun damage

Can I mix and match prescribed products and OTCs?

We may prescribe a combination of prescribed skin treatments and OTC options. Always consult him before you use a product he hasn’t recommended to prevent an adverse reaction.

Does prescribed skin care have side effects?

You may experience side effects when using any type of skin care treatment, including prescribed treatments. These side effects may include:

  • Redness on the face
  • Dry, flaky skin where applied
  • Increased sensitivity to sunlight
  • Increased breakouts where applied

Consult our Doctors if you experience any of these side effects. They may ask you to wait and see if they disappear on their own, or he may adjust your treatment plan.

Clear skin can help you feel more confident in your appearance. Schedule your appointment with us at COSMEDOCTOR using the online system. Take the first steps to clearer skin.