Dermatologists, doctors and health professionals and their patients are faced with numerous problems that can be treated with customized medication:
- hair loss
- fungal and viral infections
- sun-aged skin
- damaged nails
When you have a problem that’s difficult to treat or if you’re experiencing side effects from medications, call your compounding pharmacist. We can prepare personalized formulas containing the necessary medication and in the dosage form most effective for the affected area.
The topical anesthetic gel acts fast and is very safe to use. The tripe gel BLT (benzocaine, lidocaine and tetracaine) acts within 15 minutes of application. Using a topical cream of Vitamin K after treatments can reduce scarring.
Chemical peels with kojic acid, glycolic acid and trichloracetic acid, either alone or together, are available for treatment of hyperpigmentation. Research has shown that dermatologists should have a choice of formulas to satisfy the individual needs of patients. A controlled technique of 40% trichloracetic acid with 70% glycolique acid gel regularly generates positive results for the skin on the neck, chest, arms, hands, back and other non-facial skin.
Therapy for tough problems:
- We can create customized formulas that contain numerous medications to create a synergetic effect for the treatment of persistent acne.
- Specific therapies are available for viral warts, as well as for psoriasis.
- Immunotherapy can be used to treat alopecia.
- Topical tamoxifene has the potential to be a therapeutic agent in the treatment of abnormal scarring.
- Topical treatments with cromoglycate sodium can help treat pyodermic gangrenosum.
- The anti-viral natarel 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DDG) prohibits the multiplication of viral herpes, and can be composed in a multitude of dosage forms.
- Patients with vitiligio have a low level of catalase in their epidermis in association with high level of hydrogen peroxide.
Skin care treatment
Callouses and dry skin can be treated with the use of topical hydrants like silicone. We use specialized equipment such as an ointment mill, which allows us to prepare formulas containing active ingredients at much higher concentrations.
A sunscreen like micronized zinc oxide can be added to topical formulas to diminish the susceptibility to photosensitive reactions.
Protective creams can be formulated to minimize the development of contact dermatitis, as part of incontinence skincare protocol, or to treat strong diaper rash.
After a proper analysis reveals dry, oil or aged areas of the skin, we can provide the solution to each in a cosmetic base containing exfoliants, emoliants, and micro-nutrients necessary for the rejuvenation of the skin cells. Antioxydants like acid lipoic Alpha and vitamin C Ester are vital for the production of energy in epidermis cells and the formation of collagen. Amino acids like DMAE tone and add firmness to the skin, prevent spots, pigments and aging spots and help heal the micro-scarring that cause wrinkles.
Compounding pharmacists continue to develop new bases to improve esthetic and therapeutic aspects of pharmaceutical compounding. For instance, anhydrous gels deliver medications which allow quick absorption of the active ingredient into the skin and longer retention of the medication in the epidermis, with a minimal transport of the active medication. These cosmetic gels are very stable and well received by patients.
We work together with doctors and their patients to provide innovative solutions to defeat their medical problems. Please contact our compounding pharmacist for more information or to discuss other therapeutic resolutions to problems.
Alternatives and advantages to dermatology:
Change the dosage form:
Numerous options exist in the event that a patient is incapable of taking their medication in the commercialized form, did not respond to the medication or showed adverse reactions. We can prepare the necessary medication in different dosage forms, such as cosmetic creams, balms, transdermal gels, vaporizers, topical powders, lozenges, lollipops, and popsicles.
Change administrative route:
a medication can be commercially available only in oral or injection form, but we can prepare additional therapeutic options by preparing an alternate dosage form that be administered differently. For example, medications are usually administered through transdermal gel, but smaller quantities of active ingredients can be administered seeing as how the medication is not primarily passing through the hepatic metabolism.
we can combine medications which are compatible with one another under one dosage form to simplify the administration of the medication, and to improve conformity. Also, an synergistic effect can be obtained when certain medications are used together.
Medications that are not available:
When a medication is temporarily unavailable or production has been interrupted by the manufacturer, we can usually obtain the necessary medication in powder form and prepare a similar product.
Examination of problematic vehicles:
medications can be formulated to eliminate dyes, sugar, lactose, alcohol or preservatives which are not used.
The use of penetrating intensifiers:
approved chemical products can improve the absorption of the medication applied topically.
we can prepare a medication with the closest similarity in medical content to create the necessary outcome and to reduce the risk of negative outcomes.
Formulas customized to prescribers:
often times doctors will develop unique formulas to treat the special needs of their patients. We prepare those personalized medications.