Located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Smartscript Pharmacy has been compounding drugs and dermatological products for more than several years. Our access to various bases, chemicals, and drugs, allows us to maintain one of the largest inventories of active drugs for skin conditions. Dermatologists, skin specialists, aestheticians, and MedSpas rely on our expertise to provide a wide range of dermatology compounding options.
Drugs can only work if they reach the cells and tissues that need them.
When it comes to treating types of skin conditions through the use of dermatological drugs, delivery is everything. Choosing the right dermatological medications can be the difference between a successful treatment for a skin condition and an unsuccessful outcome.
Pharmaceutical compounders use a number of bases to deliver various drugs into the skin.
These bases include:
- Topical Creams
A medication’s base plays an important role in the effectiveness of the drug. Certain steroids using an ointment base may be more potent than those using a cream base, for example. The difference in potency depends on a number of factors. These factors include how well it is absorbed into the skin and its ability to prevent water from evaporating out of the skin.
Because each type of base provides unique characteristics to the preparation, choosing the right base can be complex.
Working with your practitioner, Smartscript Pharmacy can help each patient choose the best preparation for his or her condition
Dermatology compounding requires the use of proper equipment and advanced techniques. The Smartscript Pharmacy lab is equipped with the sophisticated tools needed to compound a pharmaceutically elegant product. These tools include an electronic mortar and pestle and an ointment mill that reduces particle sizes to create a smooth product. We use a Resonant Acoustic Mixer (RAM), which boasts a state-of-the-art mixing capability, to provide a uniform product mix.