Elasticity loss and wrinkling can occur due to aging, and various environmental and lifestyle factors such as stress, smoking, poor nutrition, sun damage, and fatigue.
While years of damage cannot be undone, an individual’s compounding pharmacists can work with their dermatologist to compound prescription anti-aging skin care products to suit their specific skin type and requirements.
These products that are specially formulated are known as “cosmeceuticals,” which means that the formulated cosmetics have medicinal or anti-aging properties.
At a reputed and established pharmacy, the specialist compounding pharmacists can compound prescription skincare medications through combining robust prescription treatments, and OTC ingredients with the most cutting-edge prescription actives in the scientifically advanced creams.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides compounding pharmacy treatments to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
Following a thorough analysis of oily, dry, or aging skin, we offer the most suitable correction for each type of skin in a cosmetic base comprising emollients, exfoliants, and micronutrients needed for cellular repair.
Antioxidants such as Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester) and Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) are crucial to the energy generation of skin cells and production of collagen.
Alpha Lipoic Acid enhances optimum efficiency for energy production and the elimination of intracellular waste products. This is vital for cellular healing as well as the reduction of wrinkles and facial scars.
In addition, Ascorbyl Palmitate inhibits the production of inflammatory arachidonic acid in the body. This acid plays a significant role in psoriasis development and the micro-scarring that causes wrinkle formations.
The More Fibroblasts the Better
According to researchers, Ascorbyl Palmitate encourages the growth of fibroblasts which help generate collagen and elastin in human skin. Studies indicate that antioxidants can be delivered percutaneously to augment the antioxidant reservoir of the skin.
Retinol promotes the rejuvenation process that creates a more youthful appearance as well as offers the same benefits to the skin as retinoic acid but in a slower and gentler manner.
Retinol works in combination with Alpha Lipoic Acid to offer maximum benefits in an effective and gentle way. Alpha and beta hydroxyl acids help to exfoliate the skin, enhance skin turnover, and mitigate fine lines and pigmentation.
Amino acids, such as DMAE, tighten and tone the skin, prevent the development of age spots, and enhance the healing of micro-scarring which leads to wrinkles. DMAE benefits include a potential anti-inflammatory impact with possible enhancements in the underlying muscle tone of the face.
Cosmetically Appealing Preparations
Compounding pharmacists develop new bases on an on-going basis to enhance the cosmetic as well as the therapeutic aspects of compounded drugs.
For instance, anhydrous gels deliver drugs that enhance the rapid absorption of the active component into the skin and prolong the retention of the medication on the stratum corneum and epidermis, with minimal systemic transport of active medication. These gels are cosmetically appealing, very stable, and well-tolerated by patients.
Compounding therapy in hyperpigmentation aims to lighten the skin to ensure that it blends into the surrounding normal skin.
A majority of preparations used to lighten skin comprise a drug known as hydroquinone. Azelaic acid, hydrocortisone, glycolic acid, tretinoin, and kojic acid are other commonly used ingredients in compounded medications.
AIP provides both traditional and modern compounding pharmacy solutions, including online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.