Top Medical-Grade Skin-Care Brands Plastic Surgeons Always Recommend

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Whether or not you’ve ever visited a plastic surgeon, when they make a skin-care recommendation, you can trust it’s the real deal. Think about how much time, money and skill goes into a surgical procedure like a facelift, so maintaining those results is paramount. That’s where the heavy-hitting good stuff comes in, like these medical-grade skin-care brands that top plastic surgeons consistently recommend when patients want efficacy and results.

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“The SkinMedica TNS Advanced+ Serum is my personal go-to favorite and I highly recommend this to my patients. It’s the perfect pre and post facial rejuvenation product.” —Grand Rapids, MI plastic surgeon David R. Alfonso, MD

“We use TNS Serum before and after facelifts for general skin care due to its growth factor properties, which also helps with the maintenance of the surgical results. I also recommend Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum for hyperpigmentation.” —Houston plastic surgeon Henry Mentz, MD

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“The medical grade skin-care line we recommend most to patients is SkinCeuticals. We appreciate the science that backs the products and find the line has a wide variety for every skin type and issue. One of our favorite products is C E Ferulic. Its patented antioxidant combination not only protects against environmental damage, but also helps improve photodamage, loss of firmness, fine lines and wrinkles while brightening the skin. Nicknamed ‘liquid gold’ by our patients, it is considered the gold standard in daily vitamin C treatments.” —Pittsburgh plastic surgeon Leo R. McCafferty, MD

“I frequently recommend SkinCeuticals Simply Clean for regular cleansing. It is gentle enough to be used after laser procedures and also provides nice exfoliation.” —Richmond, VA plastic surgeon Ruth Hillelson, MD

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ZO Skin Health

“I’ve recently been using the ZO Skin Health Daily Power Defense as my daily moisturizer and I now recommend it to all of my patients. It smells so good and it’s perfect for the summertime with a lighter feel. All of my patients are also recommended to apply a good growth factor eye serum, and my top recommendation is the ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Eye Serum, which reduces fine lines and has a nice cooling applicator.” —Grand Rapids, MI plastic surgeon Bradley Bengtson, MD

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skinbetter science

“I remind all of my patients to wear their sunscreen. I like the sunbetter SHEER SPF 56 Sunscreen Stick for my personal use—it’s easy to carry and reapply. I also continue to recommend the sunbetter TONE SMART SPF 68 Sunscreen Compact. It has a high level of sun protection and adapts to all skin tones.” —Dr. Alfonso

“As far as retinoids, I will recommend AlphaRet Overnight Cream because it does not dehydrate the skin.” —Dr. Hillelson

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“These medical-grade skin-care products are our top recommendation. Targeting all skin types and conditions, iS clinical products are customizable for everyone. iS clinical serums, including Active Serum, Super Serum Advance+ and Pro-Heal Serum Advance+, are phenomenal for fast-acting ‘magic’ results, and all of them are clinically proven formulas for age-defying results. Studies show that the antioxidant in these formulas is effective at obliterating dark spots and stimulating collagen production, making it one of the best anti-agers on the market.” —Dover, OH facial plastic surgeon David Hartman, MD

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“The 8-in-1 BioSerum is a favorite of mine. Between the defensins—molecules that act like a retinol alternative and help repair signs of aging—the skin really feels the clock reset.” —Dr. Hillelson

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Dr. Speron’s Natural Skin Care

“I might be a little biased, but at this point I recommend my own skin-care line. It’s the first line to contain everything your skin loves, and our natural Scar Treatment is really amazing. It contains oxygen, probiotics, all the necessary vitamins, hyaluronic acid and peptides. There’s nothing on the market like it.” —Chicago plastic surgeon Sam Speron, MD

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“At my spa we offer the medical-grade skin-care line Alastin, as these products help maintain your results post surgery. They have key ingredients that help slow down the anti-aging process and help maintain a beautiful youthful glow.” —Houston plastic surgeon German Newall, MD

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Iridesse Skin Care

“I love the benefits and effects of Iridesse Skin Care products. Because I created and developed the line, I know the enormous benefits the patients will get. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties are powerful, but the Genesis Factor growth factor stimulants get the job done with respect to collagen and elastin stimulation. For procedures such as radio-frequency fractionating treatments, I recommend the Omega Serum. The Genesis Factor and hyaluronic acid are very effective for recovery and rejuvenation. 

Iridesse Night Nutrient, Day Brilliance and Eye Love It are performance products that help promote beautiful skin. These are all developing a cult following! The Kiss Lip Treatment keeps lips soft and plump while minimizing fine lines. I use this many times during the day and before I go to bed.” —Dr. Hillelson

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