Anti-Aging / Cosmeceutical Compounding

As we age, we gain the benefits of senior discounts at restaurants, gaining wisdom from experience, and building a lifetime of memories. Unfortunately, our skin does not necessarily agree with what we did to it over the years. Aging can bring loss of skin elasticity, age spots, dryness, and other issues that can make us look older than the calendar would claim. Is there any thing we can do about it?

Yes, because of continuing advances in cosmeceutical compounding, which is the science of using pharmaceuticals to create creams, lotions, and other products to help with anti-aging. Skin aging can occur from a wide range of lifestyle and environmental effects:

  • Local weather (dry, cold, bright sun)
  • Smoking
  • Legal or illegal drug use
  • Lack of sleep, fatigue, or stress
  • Use of harsh detergents, soaps, or other makeup products
  • Effects of age
  • Skin diseases (psoriasis, eczema, acne)

Cosmeceutical compounding can create specific formulations to help a customer, without having to resort to one-size-fits-all commercial skin products. Our compounding pharmacist can work with your doctor or skin specialist to create products that treat you as an individual. If you have sensitivity to scents or dyes, we can use that information to keep the compounded cosmeceutical from causing you additional irritation.

Commercial skin products have their place for helping customers with dry skin due to winter cold, or perhaps a skin lotion to reduce the effects of sunburn. But every individual has different skin, and you shouldn’t count on products helping you that haven’t been tuned for your skin type. Compounding can create products to reduce the effects of aging, tailored for you, and compatible with your skin and body chemistry.

If you have been using commercial skin products to reduce aging, and don’t feel they are working for you, talk with us at Slater Pharmacy about cosmeceutical compounding. This may be the answer to your skin aging problems, so don’t wait, discuss your concerns with us.