Not all products are Created Equal
Over-the-counter products are different from prescribed products. With medicine this is generally understood but this distinction is often overlooked when it comes to aesthetic treatments and cosmeceuticals. They may cost more than an over-the-counter product but this is for good reason. Physician-Grade products offer more benefits and treatment options that achieve results.
Can be formulated and marketed without research or testing. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA defines them by their intended use as “articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body…for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance”.
While this term has no legal standing it represents an in-between category that is viewed dually as a Cosmetic and a Drug. Cosmeceuticals contains both inactive and active ingredients. Any active ingredients will have been required to undergo testing for safety and effectiveness.
Drugs are controlled substances prescribed for an individual by a medical professional. Drugs have been researched extensively and are specifically formulated as “articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease” and “articles (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body” according to the FDA.
Beware of Cosmetic Claims
Cosmetic companies can be unscrupulous in marketing products. They operate with no accountability and many make claims that are unproven and inaccurate. They can advertise what they like without providing any evidence of scientific studies that demonstrate the results they promise. Unknowing consumers may waste money and not get the effects they desire.
In contrast to this are companies which devote years of rigorous testing for their products. Having active ingredients cleared for use and achieving the ‘endorsement’ of the medical field and in some cases the label ‘prescription drug’. These manufactures are invested in producing products that provide individuals with demonstrated, repeatable, proven results.
Due to the effectiveness of active ingredients in these products; medical professionals alongside trained and certified staff are charged with the responsibility of their use in a controlled and hygienic environment. This is necessary because misuse or abuse of these powerful ingredients can cause physical harm to an individual’s health.
Qualifications to Ensure
- Somatologist – Qualified to perform facials
- Therapist – Qualified to do light Chemical Peels
- Qualified Nurse – Qualified to perform deeper Chemical Peels
- Board Certified Medical Doctor – Qualified to give clinical advice and prescribe treatments. Use Dermal Fillers and Injectables, and perform certain procedures
- Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of South Africa (APRASSA) – Qualified to Perform Aesthetic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.
La Sante Aesthetics
La Santé Aesthetic Clinic is the brand-new exciting branch of Aesthetics opening within the medical facilities of Dr Anton Potgieter. La Santé Aesthetic Clinic treatment rooms are state-of-the-art, hygienic, sleek, and comfortable.
Dr Potgieter is a full member in good standing of the APRASSA (Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of South Africa) and the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa). He has been performing Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and Medical Aesthetics procedures in Sandton for 6 years. The decision to expand the practice was a natural step to accommodate existing and new clients who would like access to first class Aesthetic Treatments from Qualified Professionals.
Benefit from the First Class Service Providers
Products used at La Santé Aesthetic Clinic are Physician-grade products. They have been chosen for effectiveness and proven results. Procedures at La Santé Aesthetic Clinic are carried out by a Registered Nurse to ensure utmost safety standards are upheld. Medical Treatments will be performed by Dr Anton Potgieter himself. The doctor will also prescribe clinical advice regarding Skin Health.
Call La Santé Aesthetic Clinic today to make your appointment: 011 463 8602