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It’s Peel Season! A Focus on Dermatology

As erasing summer skin damage is more than likely a large part of your patient’s yearly routine, particularly after the summer months, we are now deeming autumn “peel season” – a time to expunge the skin damage inflicted over the summer. As sun damage impacts each person’s skin differently, at VLS Pharmacy & New Drug Loft we are pleased to offer a multitude of peel options to enhance skin health, even its appearance, and reduce future breakouts. 

While considering the dermatological needs of women, in particular, we also consider the changes in skin that occur throughout the years, in addition to the implications of environmental factors. What worked for a woman when they were younger might no longer apply. Generally, women’s skin’s ability to recover from sun damage decreases with age (Ganceviciene et. al., 2012). Luckily, chemical peels are a great way to counteract these effects. VLS Pharmacy & New Drug Loft makes it simple for you to offer your clients custom-made and effective chemical peels for any age, skin type, or skin condition.

Intelligent Aging

To thwart the skin’s aging process, we offer a range of compounded anti-aging solutions including antioxidant creams and serums as well as bleaching agent options such as kojic acid, hydroquinone, arbutase, tranexamic acid, and azelaic acid. At VLS Pharmacy & New Drug Loft, we compound dermatologic formulas allergen and preservative-free so you, or your patient for at-home treatments, are only applying the active ingredients necessary to combat signs of aging, nothing more.

 


 

Skin Brightening + Renewal

Recommending an excellent compounded solution for skin brightening and skin renewal begins with customized formulations for each of your patients. You are able to choose the vehicle for the solution and the active ingredients to make sure you get exactly what you want.

To request a custom formulation or to learn more about our offerings,
please
request our Preparations + Services Catalog here

 


 

What We Offer

We will work with you to choose a base and the perfect blend of anti-aging ingredients for your patient’s skin type, texture, and concerns. Our offerings include an impressive breadth of peel strengths and multi-ingredient blends for in-office use without lengthy or complicated order requirements.

Here are a few of your peers’ favorites when it comes to compounded solutions:

TCA 10-50%

TCA is available in various strengths and concentrations, depending on your patient’s goals and skin type. As TCA removes dead skin cells and stimulates new cell growth, it benefits those looking to combat aging, acne scarring, and melasma and can be used on the face, back, shoulders, and any other skin surface. 

The perfect time for a TCA peel? After the summer – when the patient is looking for a quick (30-minute in-office procedure) to achieve fresh, healthy, and younger-looking skin. 

Learn more about our compounded solutions for skin brightening and renewal here

Glycolic Acid 20-70%

An alpha-hydroxy acid derived from the sugar found in sugar cane or beets, glycolic acid acts as an anti-inflammatory with beneficial antioxidants. As the glycolic acid breaks down the lipids on the skin’s surface it promotes the destruction of dead skin cells and also combats excess oils in these areas.

A useful treatment for those who suffer from acne and acne scarring, dark spots, stretch marks, melasma, photoaging, and in-grown hairs, glycolic acid can act as a one-stop solution for many of your patients’ post-summer skin concerns. 

Our Glycolic Acid is also available with Hydroquinone 2%. 

Learn more about our compounded solutions for skin brightening and renewal here

Salicylic Acid Peels 20-30%

A chemical peel belonging to the beta-hydroxy acid family, salicylic acid is commonly found in willow bark, wintergreen leaves, and other naturally occurring substances. As salicylic acid breaks down dead skin cells and unplugs excess oil on and within the skin, it creates an exfoliating result with natural anti-inflammatory benefits.

Beneficial for those suffering from acne, acne scarring, photoaging, freckles, melasma, and sun damage, salicylic acid can be used throughout the year.

Learn more about our compounded solutions for skin brightening and renewal here

 


 

Our Featured Multi-Acid Peels

VLS Peel

Ascorbic Acid, Phenol, Salicylic Acid, TCA, Vitamin A Palmitate, Glycolic Acid

Rebrighten Peel

Salicylic 7%, Lactic Acid 8%, Resorcinol 7% with Retinol 3% topical solution add-on

To request a custom formulation or to learn more about our offerings,
please
request our Preparations + Services Catalog here

 


 

Jessner Topical Solution (14% Lactic and Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid 10%)

Made up of resorcinol, salicylic acid, and lactic acid, the Jessner Topical Solution is most beneficial for those who would like to even out their skin tone, reduce the appearance of scarring, melasma, age spots, and wrinkles.

Considered a medium-level peel, the distinct combination of acids combats hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and rough texture to reveal vibrant glowing skin, and is a great option for post-summer fun + travel. 

Learn more about our compounded solutions for skin brightening and renewal here

Azelaic Acid Peel

Found naturally in grains such as barley, wheat, and rye, azelaic acid combats against microbes and bacteria in the skin and promotes cellular turnover. In conjunction with the Fitzpatrick Scale as a reference tool, VLS Pharmacy & New Drug Loft are able to compound this formulation to treat acne, rosacea, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation, and skin lightening for a range of skin types, textures, and needs.

Learn more about our compounded solutions for skin brightening and renewal here

 


 

We are also able to add retinoic acid boosters or hydroquinone to solutions, as needed.

For our full Chemical Peel menu, please click here.

 


 

Prescribing customized compounded formulations for your patients allows you to meticulously personalize your treatment plans and offerings. Working closely with a 503A compounding pharmacy that focuses on high-quality, targeted solutions allows you to maximize the potential that your patient effectively responds to treatment.

Compounding Options for All Skin Concerns

For more information about compounding solutions for specific patient concerns, please follow the links below:

Additional Offerings

In addition to custom-compounded dermatological solutions for your patients, VLS Pharmacy & New Drug Loft also offers a wide range of treatment options that may benefit your patients. 

Treatments for Hair Loss

We offer a range of potential solutions for hair loss that utilize potent ingredients. As each individual case is different, compounding is an excellent strategy to address a patient’s specific type of hair loss or hair thinning, including the duration and severity. 

Effective treatment requires that the prescriber considers more than two dozen variables, which is why we offer a multivalent approach that addresses all the known factors that contribute to hair growth. Our pharmacists are experts at creating custom compounds that address both medical skin conditions and aesthetic concerns. We collaborate with prescribers to develop formulas to provide effective treatments at affordable rates. Read further about our hair loss and hair hyperpigmentation treatment options.

Weight Management

Healthy weight management is an essential commitment for many patients. At VLS Pharmacy & New Drug Loft we offer options to target hormonal imbalances, metabolism issues, and detoxification. When nutrition and exercise may not reap the results patients are looking for, or if a patient needs a “jump-start”, nutritional IV therapy may be an option.

We support physicians in their process to find a custom patient plan that addresses:

  • Total health
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Sluggish metabolism
  • Detoxification
  • Stubborn fat deposits

A sampling of our weight management treatments include:

  • Methionine, Inositol & Choline (MIC) Injectables
    • Variations can include:
      • Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin, hydroxocobalamin, or methylcobalamin form)
      • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
  • Lipotropic Injections for Weight Management
    • Symbiotic blends of amino acids and vitamins are used as fat burners, for weight loss/management or to provide energy
  • Weight Loss Lollipops
    • Custom formulations and prescription-strength medications blended into a lollipop form and flavored according to the patient’s preference. 20+ flavors to choose from including a Kosher option
    • Commonly prescribed medications include phentermine, chromium picolinate, cyanocobalamin, and more

 

Vaccines at VLS Pharmacy & New Drug Loft 

At VLS Pharmacy in Brooklyn, NY, we are pleased to offer the flu shot, shingles vaccine, and covid-19 vaccine and tests for our community members. We are not accepting appointments, but instead, invite you to call ahead at 718-854-1384 or walk in to receive your shot. All vaccines will be administered Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. VLS Pharmacy & New Drug Loft are offering Covid-19 PCR testing at both locations. New Drug Loft is offering walk-in PCR testing or the option to book online. For more information, please visit our Vaccines page

 

Reach out to our team to learn about best practices and to partner with our experts on custom compounded medications for your patients. 

All medications from VLS Pharmacy and New Drug Loft are prepared in a lab that follows safety and quality standards per our status as a 503A pharmacy.

 


 

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