Compounding for DERMATOLOGY / SKIN CARE
Compounding for Dermatology / Skin Health
We have the ability to compound a complete range of topical compounds including:
Solid Dosage Forms: Foams; Topical Powders
Semi-Solid Dosage Forms: Ointments; Gels; Creams; Lip balms
Liquid Dosage Forms: Solutions, Lotions; Liniments
Selecting an appropriate dermatological delivery option can be the difference between successful treatments outcomes for various skin conditions. Each vehicle (base) in which the drug is dispersed has characteristics unique to the preparation. We work with practitioners to help choose the best option for each patient condition.
Formulation of preparations requires having the proper personnel, equipment and technique. Our compounding lab is staffed with well qualified persons and equipped with all the necessary tools to compound a pharmaceutically elegant product. Our dermatology lab equipment includes an electronic mortar and pestle (Unguator) and an ointment mill (for particle size reduction to assure a smooth feel on skin and drug delivery to the affected area).
Most commonly prescribed products are compounds using Retinoic Acid, Clindamycin, Erythromycin, Benzoyl Peroxide, Azelaic Acid, steroids, Dapsone,and Clotrimazole. All of the above can be custom blended for each patient’s specific type of acne. We work closely with dermatologists to formulate each patient’s unique preparation at affordable prices which most often cost less than the cost of treatment with commercial products on the market. Call for our prices and ability to include multiple drugs in one compound. If your doctor is looking for a non-antibiotic acne treatment a suggestion is to use a niacinamide/lipoic acid cream or gel.
Commonly requested Dermatological Preparations
BLEACHING CREAMS: Several blends of Hydroquinone + Retinoic Acid + Triamcinolone, Hydrocortisone,or various other steroids, Kojic Acid, Green Tea and more.
ANAESTHETICS: Benzocaine, Lidocaine, Prilocaine, Tetracaine or BLT,in many different concentrations and forms
ANTI-AGING: Co-Q-10-GreenTea DMAE Lipoic Acid
ANTI-FUNGALS: Ketoconazole, Clotrimazole, Fluconazole, Miconazole, Econozole, Nystatin
ECZEMA / PSORIASIS: Steroids are the most commonly used in various percentages and potencies of the active drug. With pediatric patients we have seen very good results from a Cyancobalamin (vitamin B-12) cream
PHOTOTHERAPY: Methoxsalen (Oxsoralen™).
WOUND MANAGEMENT: Phenytoin, Gentamicin, Misoprostol, Sucralfate, Polyox Bandage, Aloe Vera