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

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

Aktilite CL128 Lamp

The Aktilite CL128 lamp with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is intended for use in photodynamic therapy in combination with Metvix (methyl aminolevulinate) cream 160mg/g. The LED array is placed in a rectangular pattern and is coupled to a matching array of lenses that produce a collimated red light beam. The lamp emits a light of high uniformity with a narrow spectrum at approximately 630nm, which can be adjusted by a control panel. The light dose used is 37 J/cm2 and is combined with Metvix cream. The dose is averaged over the treatment area. To be used with professional protective glasses and patient protective goggles

Aldara

Aldara

Aldara contains imiquimod, an immune response modifier. It is effective against viral infections and acts as an anti-tumour agent, principally by induction of alpha interferon and other cytokines

Alhydran

A specialist after-care treatment for the treatment and hydration of burnt, damaged or vulnerable skin immediately after wound closure. Combines the strength of freshly processed, pure aloe vera gel (Aruba Aloe barbadensis) and high-quality oils and ingredients such as jojoba oil, vitamin E and vitamin C. Helps to prevent scar formation and reduces itching and redness of the skin. Hydrates dry, sensitive and vulnerable skin and improves the flexibility of tight, non-elastic skin affected by burns and scalds. Also available with an integral SPF 30 sun block

Alphosyl 2-in-1

Alphosyl 2-in-1 contains coal tar, which has keratolytic and keratoplastic properties and aids treatment by slowing the excessive epidermal cell turnover

Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel (metronidazole)

Anabact contains 0.75% metronidazole, which is an established antibacterial agent. It is effective against a variety of organisms including anaerobic bacteria, which are responsible for the distressing symptoms of malodorous wounds. Anabact is the only Metronidazole Gel indicated for the deodorisation of malodorous gravitational ulcers, decubitus ulcers and fungating tumours.