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Azelaic Topical Cream?

Has anyone every heard of this? Or even better has anyone used it? Whats the sucess rate like?

My doctors put me on it while i'm waiting to see a derm, but i have a feeling he just gave me it to shut me up while im waiting for an appointment

i'm also on minocycline

Thanks

J

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it's 20%

but it has been given to me while i wait for my derms appointment to come through which luckily is early january!

thank you very much for your help!

J

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I have used azelaic acid and I did have some success with it. I started off on azelex which is a 20% cream and used minocycline antibiotic with it. It took about a month and a half to see results. After about 4 months I was clear, and then after about 6 months began to break out again. My doctor then switched me to finacea which is a 15% azelaic acid gel and still take minocycline, and it took some time to work as well. After about 2 months it began to have an affect, but definitely not a cure. I start accutane tomorrow. Hope this helps.

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I currently use Finacea which is 15% azelaic acid. Technically, it is for Rosacea, which I do not have, but it honestly works pretty well. I am decently clear most days. I will say that your redmarks will fade MUCH better on this product.

I use it at night and then in the morning I spot treat with Duac (5% BP and 1% Clindamycin).

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