Unfortunately, aging is an unavoidable part of life, but the visible effects of aging can be reduced with the right skincare. As people age, their skin begins to lose moisture, get thinner, and produce less collagen and elastin which leads to fine lines and wrinkles. Also, exposure to UV light can cause areas of increased pigmentation in the skin called solar lentigines which are commonly referred to as age spots or liver spots. Since the skin is the largest organ of the body, it is important to properly care for it throughout a lifetime. Customized skincare preparations can help to protect the skin and reduce the signs of aging skin.
Drug compounding is often regarded as the process of combining, mixing, or altering ingredients to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient. Compounding includes the combining of two or more drugs. Wickenburg Community Hospital Pharmacy is a member of the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA). Our compounding pharmacist can create a cream containing vitamins and minerals in addition to an active ingredient. The benefit of using a compounded skincare prescription is that the concentration of the ingredients can be tailored to specific needs. Individuals can work with their dermatologist and our compounding pharmacist to create an individualized preparation to combat the signs of aging and care for their skin throughout their lifetime.
If you are in need of a dermatologist please visit our visiting provider’s page and see our selection of dermatologists. To learn more about compounding you can visit our website, or call our pharmacists with any questions at 928-684-4380.