WESTPORT, Connecticut (WGEM) – You thought acne was a thing of the past when you came out of your teens, but up to 22% of women develop what doctors call adult acne, up from just 4 % men.
The over-the-counter lotions and astringents you used as a teenager might not cut it off now.
There are new details on a trend in dermatology that is helping patients save face and money.
Kimberly Kanoff eats well, exercises, and practices yoga for stress relief. But even these measures cannot control the rashes around his mouth.
âBut at 44, it’s sometimes a little embarrassing to have acne on your face,â Kanoff said.
Even after adolescence, women are susceptible to acne due to hormonal fluctuations. Kanoff also has rosacea and his sensitive skin blushes easily. In the past, she needed four drugs to get them under control.
âIf we need them to apply multiple drugs to treat their conditions, they only get one or two because of the cost,â says Tanya Futoryan, MD, a dermatologist certified by the Westport Dermatology and Laser Center.
Dr Futoryan said that for a growing number of his patients, the answer is personalized or personalized topical medications.
âPersonalized medications are made by taking a well-known and reliable molecule and adjusting it to suit a patient’s needs,â said Dr Futoryan.
The drugs are developed in an FDA-registered contract facility under a program called prescriber choice. Other topical medications can also treat dry skin, eczema, and hyperpigmentation. Kanoff applied his four medications separately. Now she only uses one, saving her time and money.
âFor the combination product I’m using now, I’m paying around $ 65, whereas I was paying over $ 100 for a single drug,â Kanoff exclaimed.
Dermatologists say they have seen increased compliance with this option. Patients are much more likely to apply just one drug on a regular basis instead of three or four. During this pandemic, patients can avoid one more stop at the pharmacy.