On October 31 , more than 100 professionals participated in the First Day of Dermopharmacy the College of Pharmacists of Pontevedra entitled Dermocosmetics and dermatological problems in the pharmacy, which was inaugurated by Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, Alberto Fuentes Losada, the president of the College of Pharmacists of Pontevedra Alba Soutelo school and vice president, Ignacio Sanchez.
The conference, whose aim was the correct interpretation of the labeling of cosmetics and knowledge of the protocols in the pharmacy to certain dermatological problems, allowed pontevedreses pharmacists update their knowledge in one of the areas of greater consultation by users the pharmacy.
- “Together we have promoted the care pharmacy and it is only a matter of time before us coordinate our first pharmaceutical professional service”
Soutelo put in value the role of pharmacists. “Together we have promoted the care pharmacy and it is only a matter of time before us coordinate our first pharmaceutical professional service , ” he adds. It also stresses that the Galician administration has pharmacists in public health strategies, “this year the Galician pharmacies will participate in the campaign influenza vaccination and healthcare performance pharmacist immunization will consist of detecting people at risk and health education “.
Finally, the president explained that the aim of the conference is to “increase the quality of professional knowledge of pharmacists in the health of the skin, thus able to provide a differential council in a growing field as dermopharmacy, focusing on skin care as a health guarantee “.
- “It is important the cooperation of everyone in the cosmetovigilance, being very involved in it the Ministry of Health”
Therefore, Fuentes stressed that community pharmacy must actively position itself in the field of cosmetic dermatology, with the advice of pharmaceutical high user value. He adds that ” it is important the cooperation of everyone in the cosmetovigilance, being very involved in it the Ministry of Health, once the products are on the market and may pose an alert for the population”
Interpretation of labeling in cosmetics
Mª Jesús Lucero, professor of dermofarmacia and director of the Specialization Course in dermo – cosmetics in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Seville, made an exhibition about the different ways that a cosmetic product on its packaging is labeled, legal obligations when manufacturers to provide truthful and useful information and limits of marketing in a sector in which advertising and user desired effects can generate false expectations in this product class laboratories.
Meanwhile, Gema Herrerías specialized in dermofarmacia, cosmetology and corrective dermatological makeup pharmaceutical, a presentation of the main problems related to skin are consulted the pharmacist, as the type of skin , photoprotection, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, alopecia, etc, as well as pharmaceutical treatments available to improve the situation of the person or minimize the adverse effects of medical treatment .
He also explained the criteria for referral to physician following protocols agreed by the scientific community and models of integration between the physician and the pharmacist to improve health outcomes in these patients.