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Each day I am amazed as to how compounding is making a difference in the lives of our patients. What is even more amazing, is when a patient calls looking for a compounded formula they used years ago, looking to reintroduce that into their routine, as nothing else works as well.

I am referring to the bleaching creams, that I, as a pharmacist, have been compounding for 25+ years. I worked extensively with Dr. Steve Thomas, M.D., a retired dermatologist in Decatur, at that time. He asked me to combine Retin-A+triamcinolone+hydroquinone into a cream for his patients. Soon thereafter, I realized we could make this from the active drugs and provide the combination as an effective, 3 drug combo. Somewhere along the compounding evolutionary timeline, it was named Tri-Hydro-Ret, and thus I still get calls for patients looking for this 3 drug combination.

Ah yes, over the years there have been alternative drugs added and unique bases, including creams, ointments, gels, and face masks, but the central core is the original, from which all others have been adapted.

Other Dermatologists who frequently used Tri-Hydro-Ret, were Dr. Isaac Willis, who unfortunately passed away several years ago, but his loyal and grateful patients still seek out his formulas for which, we, at Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy, are privileged to provide. Another excellent Dermatologist, Dr. Wesley Wilborn, who also utilized the formulas, and recently passed away as well, recognized the benefit.

Currently, many Dermatologists in the Atlanta market have taken the legacy of those that came before them and provide Tri-Hydro-Ret, or some variation of this to their patients.

For a suggestion of providers, familiar with compounded bleaching agents,in our Metro Atlanta market, we invite you to call our pharmacy and discuss your individual needs with our compounding pharmacists. As with all customized formulations, our lab can adjust each ingredient to your doctors request.

Ingredients include, but not limited to, are:

hydroquinone,kojic acid,ascorbic acid, triamcinolone, fluocinonide, fluocinolone, hydrocortisone, clobetasol, dexamethasone, tretinoin or retinoic acid, molecular retinol, vitamin d3, and other agents as per requested by your doctor. You may have heard your doctor refer to these as Kligman’s gel, another base, that Pavilion Compounding can provide.

Your doctor can fax to our Atlanta, GA facility at 404-350-5640 or e-scribe the prescription, leave a voice mail, or just give us a call, at 404-350-5780

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We look forward to your call.