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Over The Counter Azelaic Acid
Can I use azaderm (azelaic acid) as an over-the-counter product to remove post acne inflammatory hyperpigmentation red marks?
Won't work: It's not a bad option for preventing new lesions from forming. The red and/or pigmented lesions need to fade over time. If you are still getting lesions, and topical agents aren't clearing them, please get with your physician. ...Read more
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
Azelex (azelaic acid): Axelex can initially cause breakout and if the breakouts continue to occur stop the medication and use another product. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Yes.: Finacea and similar azeleic acid creams are safe to use on the labia majora. ...Read more
Can I use azelaic acid (skinoren) in the morning and triacneal at night to get rid of red marks and pih much faster?
Yes it is possible:
This is possible to try - it might not work - so be vigilent
if you have more questions - please ask. ...Read more
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
A friend advised me to try out azelaic acid cream skinoren to fade post acne red marks? What is it normally indicated for?
Acne pigmentation: Azelaic acid belongs to a class of drugs known as dicarboxylic acids. Azelaic acid gel is a topical antibacterial used for treating mild to moderate acne rosacea. It does not fade or reduce post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation that is existing. However, effective treatment of inflammatory acne can reduce the incident of pigmentation. You will need to consult your dermatologist and use sunscreen. ...Read more
Prevents new lesions: It is a pretty good choice but will not touch what is already there. If you are not free of new lesions in two weeks, have your personal physician help you manage it. ...Read more
I used azelaic acid for my acne and it caused my to grow peach fuzz everywhere on my face, I stopped use, so will the hair always grow everywhere now?
Prob not connected: I have never heard of this product causing facil hair ...Read more
Is Benzoyl Peroxide or Azelaic acid better for acne? Can you use both at the same time? (One in the PM, one in the AM)
Hi, I would like to get fairer skin in the whole body. Which treatment can I do without any risk? Hydroquinone, tretinoin, rucinol, azelaic acid...?
None: None of these treatments are 100 % risk free or not even effective for this purpose ...Read more