Topical Rosacea Treatments
Demodex removal procedure performed in 1996 (now refined from the above) by Dr. Peter Wilson utilizing thymol iodides as a final step in the procedure.
Thymol iodides, used as a powder or solution, is a mixture of iodine derivatives of thymol (a component of the thyme plant), containing (in USP* grade) not less than 43% iodine.
The powder is a potent, non-toxic antiseptic, anaesthetic (similar to propofol), bactericide, antiparasitic and fungicide which accelerates the healing of compromised skin.
Suitable even as part of a healing protocol for first degree burns, we often use thymol iodides in the treatment of rosacea for short periods of time, particularly following procedures.
Unfortunately, owing to their rarity (the product requires highly specialist knowledge to extract, and there are only a few sources worldwide), and the need for refrigerated international air freight, thymol iodides are relatively expensive.
USP = Pharmaceutical grade according to US FDA regulations.
Author: Peter Wilson.
Reviewed: Saturday, 10 July 2010.
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