What is a Compounding Pharmacy and How Can It Benefit Your Skin?

A compounding pharmacy specialises in personalised dermatological solutions, offering targeted compounded skincare & therapeutics tailored to individual needs. Custom formulations consider factors like skin type and sensitivity, ensuring precise treatment and improved satisfaction while eliminating unnecessary additives for optimal care.


The Process Explained

Compounding is the process of producing a pharmaceutical item to fit the unique needs of a patient. This allows for targeted and individualised therapy that addresses the patient's specific requirements more effectively. Compounding involves formulating an active ingredient at a specific concentration and in a suitable vehicle (e.g., cream, ointment, or other base). This process requires specialised equipment in a certified laboratory.

Our Focus on Dermatology
and Skincare

At Skin Plus Compounding Pharmacy, our exclusive focus on dermatology and skincare drives us to create innovative, customized topical skin preparations. Collaborating closely with dermatologists, we tailor lotions, creams, foams, paints, and more. Our products are active, stable, remove pains, exchange for ointments and elegantly packaged without harsh preservatives. Adhering to stringent USP-795 regulations, our laboratory employs state-of-the-art equipment for precise compounding. Regular off-site testing ensures the reliability of our high-quality skincare solutions, showcasing our commitment to excellence.


Common Skin Conditions and Personalised Solutions

Our compounding pharmacy can offer customised skincare solutions for various skin conditions, including:

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Topical medicated creams and gels as well as supportive skincare such as serums, moisturisers and cleansers can be compounded to help manage rosacea symptoms.

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Hyperpigmentation & Melasma

Topical anti-pigmentation prescription items or non-prescription ingredients such as ascorbic acid, liquorice root extract and kojic acid can be compounded to help lighten dark patches and promote a more even skin tone.

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For example, specific moisturisers with ingredients such as ceramides, glycerine and hyaluronic acid can be compounded for eczema patients, providing targeted relief for red, itchy, and inflamed skin.

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Customised acne treatments, such as topical retinoids or antibiotic creams, can be created to target the specific needs of each patient.

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Compounding pharmacies can create customised topical treatments, such as corticosteroid creams or vitamin D analogues, to help manage psoriasis symptoms.


Skincare Solutions

Not all solutions we offer require a prescription. We also compound highly effective moisturisers and cosmeceutical agents, such as retinol, ascorbic acid, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, kojic acid, liquorice root extract, ceramides, and skin peptides.

Comparing Compounded vs. Commercial Skincare

Some compounded items can be cheaper than commercially available products that offer similar solutions. Commercially available medications and creams are made for the masses and do not take into account individual needs, while a compounding pharmacy can help by creating personalised solutions.

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Why Choose a Compounding Pharmacy?

There are many reasons why someone may consider using a compounding pharmacy to meet their skin treatment and skincare goals.

Personalisation - Compounding pharmacies create skincare solutions tailored to your unique needs and preferences, ensuring that you receive the most appropriate and effective treatment for your specific skin condition.

High-Quality Ingredients
- We pride ourselves in sourcing only the highest -quality active ingredients.

Cost Savings
- In many cases, with our competitive pricing, compounded skincare solutions can be more affordable than commercially available products that offer similar solutions. By creating personalised formulations, a compounding pharmacy can help you save money while still providing high-quality, effective treatments.

Improved Compliance
- Customised skincare solutions can lead to better compliance with treatment regimens. If a product is tailored to your specific needs and preferences, you're more likely to use it consistently and see better results.

How to Get Start with our Compounding Pharmacy

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Consultation with Healthcare Professional

Obtain a prescription from your healthcare professional for specific customised skincare solutions.

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Explore Non-Prescription Options

Consider non-prescription options like moisturisers and cosmeceutical agents, catering to individual needs.

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Choose a Compounding Pharmacy

Select a reputable compounding pharmacy specialising in dermatology and skincare to ensure the most appropriate and effective treatment for your skin condition. (that's pretty much us!)

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Initiate Treatment

Begin your skincare journey with the prescribed or chosen compounded solutions, tailored to address your unique skin needs.

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So, what's the summary?

In short, a compounding pharmacy is a specialised pharmacy that creates customised skincare solutions to cater to individual needs. By focusing on dermatology and skincare, we can provide highly personalised treatments for various skin conditions, as well as non-prescription moisturisers and cosmeceutical agents that promote healthy and radiant skin. Whether you're in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane or in fact any other location in Australia, our compounding pharmacy will post your items straight to your door such that you can enjoy the benefits of personalised skincare solutions that deliver optimal results.

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