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Doctor insights on: Azelaic Acid For Age Spots

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Does azelaic acid to fade brown marks?

Does azelaic acid to fade brown marks?

Sometimes: Azelaic acid is sometimes used to fade brown spots of sun damage called lentigenes. It is not very effective at this, but sometimes it can help. ...Read more

Age Spots (Definition)

Age or liver spots typically refer to a skin lesion known as a solar lentigo. Typically this is flat, larger than normal freckles and contains darker pigmentation. Other age spots may refer to seborrheic keratoses that are dark, slightly elevated and are described as looking like grease paint. Both of these lesions are generally benign but evaluation by a ...Read more


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Can I use azelaic acid and retinol simultaneously?

Can I use azelaic acid and retinol simultaneously?

Yes: Always exercise caution with multiplemedications, let your doctor know on your next follow up visit of the medicines you are on, even OTC mefications, best wishes ...Read more

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How long does it take azelaic acid to get rid of brown marks?

How long does it take azelaic acid to get rid of brown marks?

Months: It can takes many months to see an effect, if at all. Make certain to also use a high spf, broad spectrum sunscreen daily to prevent more damage and repigmentation. ...Read more

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Can I use both finacea and azelex (azelaic acid) interchangeably if I have rosacea?

Rosacea treatment: Both finacea and Azelex (azelaic acid) are the same medication Azelaic Acid in different concentrations and formulations. I would recommend only taking one or the other at a time for treatment of rosacea. ...Read more

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Is skinoren (azelaic acid) good to use for acne?

Is skinoren (azelaic acid) good to use for acne?

Yes: Azeleic acid, in my opinion, works rather slowly, but it is usually very gentle, it is safe during pregnancy, and helps to even out skin tone which make it a useful medicine for acne in the right circumstances. ...Read more

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Which is stronger - differin or azelex (azelaic acid)?

Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I properly use tretinoin and azelaic acid?

Separately: Apply them at different times and use only about a "pea-sized" amount of the tretinoin. It can cause a lot of dryness, redness and irritation so start very slowly. Azelaic acid can be use once to twice a day. It is less drying, more tolerable. Contact your dermatologist, they can give you more details about how you are suppose to apply these medications. ...Read more

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What is the use for azelaic acid cream?

What is the use for azelaic acid cream?

Rosacea, Melasma: Azelaic acid (finacea) is primarily use to treat rosacea and sometimes it can be helpful in treating acne. It is also sometimes used as a skin lightener in patients with skin pigmentation called melasma. I believe it is only approved to treat rosacea and is used "off-label" to treat other conditions. ...Read more

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How are epiduo and/or azelex (azelaic acid)?

Drugs: Both drugs are excellent in treating mild to moderate severe acne ...Read more

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Does azelex (azelaic acid) cause initial breakout?

Azelex (azelaic acid): Axelex can initially cause breakout and if the breakouts continue to occur stop the medication and use another product. ...Read more

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Differin vs azelex (azelaic acid) which one is better?

Differin (adapalene) for acne: Differin is much better than Azelex (azelaic acid) for acne, in my opinion. Azelex (azelaic acid) will be great for moderate acne and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Which one is the best to remove acne. Salsylic acid. Peroxide or azelaic acid?!

Which one is the best to remove acne. Salsylic acid. Peroxide or azelaic acid?!

Depends: Peroxide really won't help you. Benzoyl peroxide is a great first step for cleansing but if really bad a salasylic acid product, especially a peel can be really great. It also comes as a cleanser too but is harsher than he benzoyl peroxide ...Read more

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Hi! Can I use Locacid (tretinoin) and Skinoren (azelaic acid) at the same time by mixing them?

Skin care: Its best to consult your dermatologist who can examine you, knows your age, skin type and any conditions for which he or she will design a treatment plan specifically for you. ...Read more

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