Customized Dermatologic Preparations
We can prepare customized dermatologics that can help to improve therapeutic outcomes. Preparations are compounded as prescribed by your doctor to contain the needed medications in the best vehicle (base) or dosage form (gels, creams, ointments, lip balms, powders, sprays, etc.) to efficiently deliver the needed drug to the affected area.
We work together with practitioners and their patients to provide innovative solutions to challenging skin problems. Commercial products are sometimes limited, or unavailable, and often available products are not exactly what the patient needs: the strength can be inadequate to treat the problem, or an oral medication may have an unacceptable taste or contain a dye, alcohol, lactose, or another ingredient that the patient must avoid. We can compound exactly what is needed and adjust the preparation during treatment.
Therapy for Wrinkles and Photoaged Skin
Many “bio-cosmeceuticals” are now available to treat aging skin, including retinoids, antioxidants, hydroxy acids, bleaching agents, moisturizers, and sunscreens. Cosmeceuticals containing antioxidants are among the most popular antiaging remedies. Topically applied antioxidants protect the skin from damaging free radicals produced when skin is exposed to ultraviolet light or allowed to age naturally. Appropriate formulation and use which is supervised by a knowledgeable healthcare professional will maximize the benefits while minimizing any potential side effects of these therapies. Antioxidants such as Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C Ester are vital to the energy production of skin cells and formation of collagen. Topical vitamins C and E, as well as topical selenium, protect skin against sunburn, suntan and skin cancer and also reverse the mottled pigmentation and wrinkles of photoaging. However, only certain forms of antioxidants are stable and active after being absorbed through the skin, and our compounding pharmacist will use these forms. Benefits of topical application are that the skin attains far higher levels of each antioxidant than can be achieved by taking these vitamins orally and topical application arms the skin with a reservoir of antioxidants that cannot be washed or rubbed off, protecting the skin for several days after application.
Amino acids such as DMAE tone and add firmness to the skin, prevent age spots, and aid in healing the micro-scarring which causes wrinkles. Topical niacinamide (vitamin B3) reduces yellowing, wrinkling, red blotchiness, and hyperpigmented spots in aging facial skin. When a proper analysis reveals areas of dry, oily, or aging skin, we can provide the appropriate correction for each skin type in a cosmetic base containing the exfoliants, emollients, and micronutrients necessary for cellular repair.
Laser and cosmetic procedures require adequate analgesia for patient comfort and tolerability of optimal treatment settings necessary for maximal results. Compounded preparations can contain a number of drugs which have a fast onset but will last for the duration of the procedure. and can be applied to the affected area without the need for occlusion (such as plastic wrapping to increase absorption). A topical anesthetic that has a faster onset of action may result in less systemic absorption and a higher safety profile.
In addition, we prepare customized medications for the treatment of
- Acne and Rosacea
- Psoriasis and Eczema
- Pigmentation Abnormalities (Melasma, Vitiligo)
- Scarring and Keloids
- Non-Healing Wounds and Diabetic Skin Ulcers
- Warts, Plantar Warts, and Molluscum
- Hyperhydrosis (Excessive Perspiration)
- Fungal Infections of the Skin and Nails
Peachtree Pharmacy utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and the finest quality chemicals and bases to improve both the aesthetic and therapeutic aspects of compounded medications. Please contact us for more information or to discuss customized therapies to meet your specific needs.
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