Hello again from the Compound Lab! Today, I’m starting a new discussion on a major compound topic: dermatology. At first glance, dermatology may seem like an area of compounding that’s of lesser importance, especially when compared to, say, cardiology or neurology. And while your heart and brain are certainly important parts of your body, your skin can have a much more direct impact on your sense of self. After all, heart failure is invisible to the eye, but it’s much harder to hide damage to your skin. What do you think you notice more when you look in the mirror? In fact, dermatological medicine is a major portion of the compounds we make. Many commercial derm treatments are either expensive and/or not covered by insurance—which means we can usually save patients quite a bit of money by compounding an alternative. Also, many physicians’ preferred treatments for some conditions aren’t available at all outside of compounding. In the coming weeks, I’ll be talking about everything I’ve referenced above and use examples ranging from prescription-strength retinoid treatment to hair loss to skin cancer. If you have questions about skin compounds (or know someone who does), stay tuned! As always, we're available in the lab Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Or you can email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
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