Azelaic acid is a topical antibacterial lotion that helps the skin naturally renew itself a lot more quickly and efficiently, thus reducing the formation of pimples and blackheads. Given its antibacterial nature, it also kills bacteria that cause rosacea or acne in many patients. Azelaic Acid may also be used in the treatment of hair loss in case of both men and women.
First, Azelaic Acid penetrates the skin and inhibits the growth of bacteria directly responsible for documented skin inflammation and irritation. Second, this lotion is also a great help in preventing the bacteria-induced production of acne-promoting fatty acids. These two facts alone make this product the ultimate blackhead- and pimple-destroyer. Azelaic Acid also hinders the formation of new skin cells in the so-called comedones, thus preventing the further spread of acne.
The most common side effects are:
You should not use Azelaic Acid if you:
The use of Azelaic Acid should be continued as per your your doctor's orders. Gradual improvement can be seen after a course of four weeks, but in case of acne, it may take an additional few weeks to see the positive results. Azelaic Acid can be used as a source of treatment for several months with additional follow-up treatments if and when required.