As pharmacists we’re trained to understand medicine and we’re trained to understand skin. As a profession, we have a history of more than 900 years of developing and preparing dermatological agents. That’s a lot of accumulated wisdom.
Once upon a time, a cream for the skin would have been considered a ‘medicine’ and in the realm of a pharmacist to create. Today, a similar cream would be considered a ‘cosmetic’ and be the responsibility of an industrial chemist and a marketing department to create. Many modern creams are cheap, smell nice, look nice, feel nice and will last on the shelf for many years.
Unfortunately, there is no substitute for a pharmacist’s knowledge and experience in developing and preparing skincare products. When a pharmacist designs a cream, it is created with a true understanding of human physiology, biochemistry and histology. Every ingredient is analyzed and used only if it is of benefit to enhancing the health of the skin. A pharmacist will be able to tell you in detail what every ingredient used is and why they have used it. A pharmacist will be able to adapt your skincare to include or exclude virtually any ingredient you chose.
When a pharmacist prepares your personal skincare product, you have a professional with 900 years of acquired skills and knowledge at your service. You won’t receive a run of the mill cosmetic cream, you will receive the work of a true skincare professional that will make your skin the healthiest its ever been.
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Can a compounding pharmacy help with migraines and headaches? Absolutely.
At Border Compounding pharmacy, our pharmacists can combine a number of ingredients and turn them into a gel that can be applied to the first 2 molars on the top gum. You can see from the diagram above this corresponds to the maxillary nerve. By telling this nerve to stop with the pain, you can get it to tell all the other ones in the trigeminal nerve meeting point to stop with the pain too.
The human skin microbiome has been established as being one of the master controls of dermal health. Most people are aware of the presence of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria, but there are other types of organisms present on healthy skin. The biome consists of bacteria, viruses, yeasts and mites.
The main form of mites on the skin are Demodex mites. They reside in the pores of the skin devouring sebum and other dead skin material. There are numerous strains of Demodex mites which vary according to the location they are found. In healthy skin at normal levels, demodex mites appear to release various substances known as immune reactive lipases, which may protect against S.Aureus and S.Pyogenes. Generally, demodex mites are innocuous and inconspicuous - even when their population is excessive. However, in the presence of increased lipid or sebum production or in instances of dermal immunosuppression, demodex mites flourish and start to release inflammatory chemicals. This is believed to be the basis for the inflammation and secondary bacterial infections associated with rosacea and perioral dermatitis.
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