Dermatology Handbook

The professional's guide to product selection

Products

Acea

Acea

Acea 0.75% w/w Gel is a water based gel containing 0.75% w/w of the active ingredient metronidazole. Acea Gel is used for the treatment of rosacea, a skin condition usually affecting the facial cheeks and forehead in which the skin appears redder than normal. Acea Gel belongs the group of medicines Antiprotozoal and Antibacterial Agents, which are used to control infection and inflammation in skin problems.

Acitretin (Neotigason) 10mg and 25mg Capsules

Acitretin (Neotigason) 10mg and 25mg Capsules

Retinol (Vitamin A) is known to be essential for normal epithelial growth and differentiation, though the mode of this effect is not yet established. Both retinol and retinoic acid are capable of reversing hyperkeratotic and metaplastic skin changes. However, these effects are generally only obtained at dosages associated with considerable local or systemic toxicity. Acitretin, a synthetic aromatic derivative of retinoic acid, has a favourable therapeutic ratio, with a greater and more specific inhibitory effect on psoriasis and disorders of epithelial keratinisation. The usual therapeutic response to acitretin consists of desquamation (with or without erythema) followed by more normal re-epithelialisation. Acitretin is the main active metabolite of etretinate.

Acnecide

Acnecide

Acnecide is a 5% preparation of benzoyl peroxide, which is an established and effective keratolytic agent with antibacterial properties. It has been shown to be effective in reducing the local population of Propionibacterium acnes, leading to a reduction in the production of irritant fatty acids in the sebaceous glands

ActiFast Tubular Bandages

ActiFast Tubular Bandages

ActiFast is a versatile, cotton, 2-way stretch tubular bandage range that is soft to the touch and has low sensitivity. It can be used in a variety of skin conditions, including the acute management of atopic eczema, by means of the wet wrapping technique. The bandage is easy to apply, can be cut to size and shape, and is safe to use where compression is contraindicated. ActiFast also provides a suitable protective layer under compression bandages or wraps

Actikerall

Actikerall

Actikerall is a combination of fluorouracil and salicylic acid. The active substance fluorouracil (FU) is a cytostatic agent that has an antimetabolite effect. Topical salicylic acid has a keratolytic effect and reduces the hyperkeratosis associated with actinic keratosis

Adex Gel

Adex Gel

Adex Gel is a simple, novel, first-line treatment for dry skin prone to inflammation. It is a highly moisturising and protective emollient, which contains an anti-inflammatory medicinal substance, nicotinamide, to help reduce inflammation and redness. Adex Gel does not contain steroids and can be used all over the body for as long as necessary, whether only occasionally, such as during eczema flares

Advanced Pigment Corrector

Advanced Pigment Corrector

Advanced pigment controller is a lightweight lotion which evens skin tone and reduces the appearance of skin discolouration

AesthetiCare Control Tactics Redness-Control Gel

AesthetiCare Control Tactics Redness-Control Gel

Reduces inflammation by combining anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and hydrating medi-grade ingredients to boost skin’s recovery. Helps minimise swelling and irritation in the skin. Contains beta-glucan and arnica, and is gentle to delicate and sensitive skin 

Akincare

Akincare

Akincare contains triethyl citrate 4% and ethyl linoleate 2%