What is a Compounding Pharmacy?

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

A compounding pharmacy is a specialised facility that offers personalised healthcare solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. By focusing on dermatology and skincare, we demonstrate the advantages of compounded skincare products. Personalised compounded topical treatments offer targeted solutions for specific skin concerns. Custom formulations consider individual factors like subtype of skin problem, skin type and sensitivity, providing more precise treatment and improved patient satisfaction. By eliminating unnecessary additives, fragrances and allergens, compounded skincare caters to those with sensitivities, ensuring optimal care and efficacy for unique skin needs.

Compounding: 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, we focus exclusively on dermatology and skincare. Our aim is to compound and deliver innovative and customised topical skin preparations to suit every patient's needs. We work closely with specialist dermatologists to create customised preparations, including lotions, creams, foams, paints, ointments, and more. Our compounding pharmacy products are active, stable, elegant, and free of harsh preservatives, with quality-assured packaging. Our laboratory operates under strict quality control measures in line with USP-795 regulations. We go even beyond these benchmarks by using state-of-the-art equipment to ensure accurate compounding each time. Regular off-site testing of our compounded items gives us the confidence to remain dedicated to providing high-quality, consistent, and reliable skincare solutions for our valued customers.

Common Skin Conditions and Personalised Solutions

Compounding pharmacies can offer customised skincare solutions for various skin conditions, including:

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

Eczema: 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.

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

Rosacea: Topical medicated creams and gels as well as supportive skincare such as serums, moisturisers and cleansers can be compounded to help manage rosacea symptoms. 5.

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.

Non-Prescription 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 Skincare Products to Commercially Available Options

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.

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 Started with a Compounding Pharmacy

To access the services of a compounding pharmacy, you may need a prescription from your healthcare professional, such as a dermatologist, for certain customised skincare solutions. However, as mentioned earlier, we also offer non-prescription options that cater to individual needs, such as moisturisers and cosmeceutical agents. It is important to choose a reputable compounding pharmacy that specialises in dermatology and skincare to ensure that you receive the most appropriate and effective treatment for your skin condition. 

So, what is a compounding pharmacy?

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.