Cosmeceuticals combine cosmetics with the power of pharmaceuticals. They are cosmetic products that contain prescription medications for far greater efficacy.
Our Physicians at Nouveau Health are licensed to practice medicine, which gives them the ability to add pharmaceutical agents to select cosmetic bases for a combined success rate. Each patient’s prescription is customized in accordance with the prescription that was written by the licensed physician.
Conditions that can be treated with cosmeceuticals include but are not limited to:
- Excessive hair growth
- Age spots
- Uneven skin color and tone
- Large pores
Dermatological research suggests that the bioactive ingredients used in over the counter non-prescription cosmeceuticals have benefits beyond the traditional moisturizer (e.g., Chen et al., 2005; Zettersten, Ghadially, Feingold, Crumrine, & Elias, 1997). However, despite reports of benefits from non-prescription cosmeceutical products, there are no requirements to prove that these products live up to their claims. The active ingredients used in cosmeceuticals are clinically tested, proven prescription medications in a cosmetic base customized for you.