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What is the use for azelaic acid cream?

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Dr. John Ebner
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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