i am using it on my face... would love some detailed info on what i can
expect and when i should stop the applications
Fluoroplex (fluorouracil) interferes with the growth of skin cells and is used to treat scaly overgrowths of skin (actinic or solar keratoses). It destroys sun-damaged skin cells so the skin appears smoother and more youthful. It works best on face and scalp, and is less effective on other areas.
Fluorouracil frequently results in a mild to severe stinging or burning sensation, depending on the sensitivity of the skin, the severity of the sun damage and how long it has been used for. After five to ten days of treatment, the sun-damaged parts of treated skin become red and irritated. As treatment is continued, sores and crusts may appear. These raw areas result from the destruction of defective skin cells. They are a necessary part of treatment.
It is best to arrange for your dermatologist to review you during treatment to check on progress and to determine how long to continue using Fluoroplex .
When treatment is stopped the skin heals rapidly. It takes two to four weeks for healthy new skin to replace the sun-damaged skin destroyed by the Fluoroplex. After healing, the treated areas are often redder than normal and may feel more sensitive; this redness and sensitivity will gradually fade over a few weeks. Occasionally it persists for several months but normal make-up can be used to cover it if desired.
Here is a link to reviews from patients who have used Fluorouracil.
- Fluoroplex Information for Consumers
- Fluoroplex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluoroplex (detailed)
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