Dermatological Medications

Dermatology compounding requires the use of proper equipment and advanced techniques. At Formulation Compounding Center, we’re equipped with the latest technology and tools needed to compound a pharmaceutically elegant product. These tools include an electronic mortar and pestle, an ointment mill that reduces particle sizes, and a planetary mixer that mixes, deaerates, and mills to provide the most uniform and elegant compounded formulation.


Bleaching Creams

Bleaching creams are skin-lightening products that treat age spots, acne scars, discoloration related to hormones, and other skin discolorations. Bleaching creams, also known as Tri-Hydro-Ret, usually contain triamcinolone, hydroquinone, and retinoic acid, along with hydrocortisone or other steroids. 

Hydroquinone is the active skin-lightening component of bleaching creams. Retinoic acid helps fade hyper-pigmentation of skin, stimulates collagen to keep skin elastic, and helps skin stay hydrated. Triamcinolone reduces redness and relieves skin irritation, itching, and dryness.

Formulation Compounding Center has hundreds of variations of this popular skin whitener. Percentages of hydroquinone in our skin whitening products range from 2% up to over 12%. We can also include kojic acid, green tea, and other skin lighteners in compounded preparations, depending on your doctor’s requirements.


Acne Preparations

A large number of acne preparations are available. The most common acne preparations are compounds that use retinoic acid, benzoyl peroxide, steroids, clindamycin, erythromycin, azelaic acid, dapsone, and clotrimazole. Compounding pharmacies can custom blend these preparations to address each patient’s specific type of acne.

Formulation Compounding Center works closely with dermatologists to formulate each patient’s preparation for optimal results. Compounding pharmacists can even include multiple drugs in one compound for patients who have acne in addition to other skin conditions. Compounded acne treatments can also address the inflammation that often accompanies acne.

In many cases, the cost of our compound is far below the cost of commercial acne preparations available on the market. Call us today to find out if it’s possible to include multiple drugs in a single compound.

Non-Antibiotic Acne Treatments

Doctors who want to provide non-antibiotic acne treatments often look for formulas that use a niacinamide/lipoic acid cream or gel. Niacinamide helps preserve microscopic structures in the skin and acts as an antioxidant that fights free radicals. Lipoic acid, also known as alpha-lipoic acid or ALA, has anti-inflammatory effects and reduces visible redness and blotchiness.

Clinicians also look for formulas containing ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C, for the treatment of acne. Ascorbic acid is an anti-inflammatory, and it promotes wound healing and prevents hyper-pigmentation that often follows inflammation.

Compounds that contain 4% niacinamide combined with ascorbic acid provide prompt acne relief. Compounded acne therapies that contain beneficial bacteria, known as probiotics, are also highly effective. Probiotics such as Lactobacillus Acidophilus, displace the bacteria that can cause acne.

Custom Acne Formulations

Our experts at Formulation Compounding Center can help doctors and patients choose the right formulation based on their needs. This can reduce the appearance of acne, decrease skin inflammation, and help prevent discoloration resulting from acne. 

Eczema or Psoriasis

Eczema and psoriasis are common skin conditions that cause red, itchy rashes. Doctors often recommend corticosteroid creams to treat eczema and psoriasis. This is because they contain man-made versions of the hormones produced by the adrenal glands.


Our compounding pharmacist creates corticosteroid creams in various percentages and potencies of the manmade hormone. Compounding allows patients and doctors to control the number of steroids in the treatment. 

This helps improve the effectiveness of the treatment by adding other active ingredients into the cream. This is particularly important for those with severe eczema or psoriasis who need stronger treatments. It is also effective for children and others who want to avoid the use of steroids.

Vitamin B12 with Evening Primrose Oil

Many patients with eczema or psoriasis, especially pediatric patients, benefit from treatment with vitamin B12 combined with evening primrose oil. Research shows that both vitamin B12 and evening primrose oil decrease the symptoms of eczema in adults and in children. Formulation Compounding Center offers personalized compounds for anyone with eczema or psoriasis who wants to avoid products containing steroids.

Anesthetics (Numbing Compounds)

Anesthetics numb the skin. Formulation Compounding Center makes a number of numbing compounds, such as benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and tetracaine (BLT). All products are available in different concentrations and forms to block skin pain. Numbing the skin is helpful for the treatment of certain skin conditions but is particularly important during medical procedures.

We utilize a variety of bases to enhance the penetration of the active ingredients. This improves the effectiveness of these active ingredients during laser therapy and other dermatological procedures. Doctors can work with our team to determine the best type of base for specific procedures.

Scar Formulations and Scar Prevention

Pracasil-Plus and Copasil are making a significant difference in the lives of people with various types of scars. Pracasil-Plus and Copasil feature a highly effective proprietary blend of active ingredients that are ideal for skin healing.

PracaSil-Plus benefits skin conditions including:

  • Appropriate for new or older scars
  • Rich in lipids and fatty acids
  • For use with or without active ingredients
  • Formulated without dye, gluten, casein, parabens, or other allergens
  • Anti-Aging
Wound Management

Wound management is an important aspect of dermatology, as proper wound care prevents infection and other complications. Wound care also speeds up healing while reducing the risk of scarring. Formulation Compounding Center in Lewisville offers a number of compounds with a wide variety of active ingredients, including:

  • Phenytoin
  • Gentamicin
  • Misoprostol
  • Sucralfate
  • Aloe Vera
Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is an uncomfortable dermatological problem for babies. At Formulation Compound Center we create compounds with the active ingredients to treat diaper rash, including:

  • Zinc oxide
  • Sucralfate
  • Mupirocin
  • Miconazole
  • Cholestyramine
  • Nystatin
  • White Petrolatum
Hair Loss

Hair loss affects approximately 35 million men and 21 million women. Dermatologists treat hair loss with a variety of compounded products that contain:

  • biotin, folic acid, magnesium, thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, zinc gluconate, vitamin B12, Minoxidil, calcium pantothenate, finasteride, Tretinoin, Azelaic acid, and Biotin.

In some cases, a dermatologist may recommend progesterone treatment with topical/scalp shampoos, solutions, gels, or creams.


Antifungals help dermatologists treat a number of minor and severe fungal infections of the skin, such as ringworm and nail fungus. Dermatologists rely on compounded products from Formulation Compounding Center for effective antifungals that contain:

  • Ketoconazole
  • Clotrimazole
  • Miconazole
  • Fluconazole
  • Nystatin
  • Econozole
All-Purpose Nipple Ointment (APNO)

Sore nipples can make breastfeeding uncomfortable. In fact, the discomfort of sore nipples is one of the main reasons many mothers stop breastfeeding early. To help reduce sore nipples, breastfeeding expert Dr. Jack Newman created All-Purpose Nipple Ointment. This ointment contains three active ingredients: antifungals, antibiotics, and a steroid.

At Formulation Compound Center we utilize a variety of different ingredients and strengths to make our APNO as effective as possible to help our breastfeeding mothers get the relief they deserve so they can breastfeed longer and be more successful.

Formulation Compounding Center Affiliated Partners

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