My staff often makes fun of me for my level of devotion to azelaic acid. So why is it that I’m constantly gushing about azelaic acid? Well, it’s because of several incredible indications for and benefits of using it. First and foremost, azelaic acid is by and large extremely gentle on the skin, making it a perfect choice for patients with sensitive skin. Secondly, not only does it target inflammatory lesions (think big red pimples), but it also targets dark brown spots (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) left behind by previous pimples. This allows your skin to go back to its natural color. And to boot, it’s safe for use during pregnancy! Seriously, does it get better than that?
We can use azelaic acid in the setting of acne, skin of color, and melasma among many other conditions. For years, I was unable to prescribe this medication for most patients due to the high cost. But recently, some suppliers have been able to provide prescription strength azelaic acid that can be sold out of physician offices for a very reasonable cost. Make an appointment with us today to see if you would benefit from some azelaic acid. I can’t wait to talk to you about it.