July 31, 2021

Compounding Dermatological Products

If you have a skin condition that hasn’t responded to traditional treatment options, you may want to consider talking to your doctor about compounded dermatological products. With the right medication, your skin could clear up, finally giving you some relief from the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience. 

Continue reading to learn more about what compounded medications are, how drug compounding works, and some of the more common types of compounded dermatological products. 

What Is Drug Compounding?

Drug compounding refers to the manipulation of standardized drugs to create personalized drugs for patients in need. Through drug compounding, patients are able to obtain the unique treatment they need when traditional, standardized medications have failed.

Virtually any medication can be compounded, so the number of patients who could benefit from compounded drugs is limitless. If you are suffering from a skin condition, a compounded dermatological product may be necessary if you’ve tried other treatments only to see no improvement or worsened symptoms. 

If you are filling a prescription for a compounded dermatological product, you should prepare for the possibility that you will have to cover the costs out of your own pocket. Your health insurance company will likely refuse to cover the costs of your compounded medication because compounded drugs are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

Types of Compounded Dermatology Products

Compounded dermatology products can take many forms because countless medicines can treat skin conditions. Many of these standard medicines are candidates for compounding. Every person’s skin type is different, and compounded dermatology drugs give you the opportunity to treat your unique skin. 

Some patients are allergic or sensitive to certain ingredients in dermatological products. Through compounding, a compounding pharmacist can remove these unsafe ingredients and substitute safer ones. 

Often, dermatology products are quite potent. Some patients, particularly those with skin sensitivities, may need much smaller doses of a particular medication in order for it to be a truly therapeutic dose. 

Some people simply have a strong preference for how they take their medicine. Many dermatology patients will be dealing with topical creams or gels, so if one patient prefers lotion because the consistency of the gel irritates their skin, they can turn to compounded dermatology medications. 

Conditions Compounded Dermatology Products Can Treat

Some of the most common conditions that can benefit from compounded dermatology drugs include the following:

  • Eczema
  • Diaper rash
  • Acne
  • Scarring
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Warts
  • Vitiligo
  • Wrinkles
  • Hives
  • Stress rash
  • Lupus
  • Blistering
  • Some types of skin cancer

If you are unsure of whether you are a good candidate for compounded dermatological products, talk to your dermatologist.

Contact a Reputable Drug Compounding Pharmacy

When your skin condition has gotten out of control and isn’t responding to standard medications, compounded dermatology products from The Healthy Choice compounding pharmacy could be the solution. To learn more about your specific medicine or ask questions about drug compounding, call us at 914-238-1700 or contact us online.