Implications for practice

Azelaic acid has been shown to be an effective therapy in mild-to-moderate papulopustular acne and to be as effective as 0-05% isotretinoin in comedonal acne. The onset of action is slower than that seen with benzoyl peroxide. Azelaic acid can be used less sparingly than isotretinoin -2-5 cm of cream should be applied to the face. Patients should be counselled to expect a delayed response. Anecdotal reports have suggested that azelaic acid may reduce the incidence of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is possibly attributable to its activity on abnormal melanocytes.79 Darker skinned patients should be monitored for signs of hypopigmentation.

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I am sure that every one of you is familiar with acne. Almost all of us got this skin disorder, right? Well, technically known as acne vulgaris, this skin disorder affects millions of people from different walks of life, annually.

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