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Azelaic Acid

HELPS ADDRESS:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Skin texture
  • Acneic conditions
  • Redness-prone skin
  • UV damage
PRICE RANGE: Prescription strength formulas will vary depending upon insurance and brand or generic. OTC products vary from $10-$150.
AVERAGE DOWNTIME: No downtime, but may need stagger usage until the skin has adjusted.

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AZELAIC ACID TREATMENT AT A GLANCE

WHAT IT DOES: A true multi-tasking ingredient, azelaic acid benefits a wide range of conditions while also being gentle enough for use on many sensitive skin types. As a member of the dicarboxylic acid family, azelaic acid for acne works by killing the bacteria associated with acne formation. The anti-inflammatory properties of azelaic acid not only assist in resolving acne, but also many inflammation conditions such as rosacea. These therapeutic uses of azelaic acid require a formulation of 15%-20% azelaic acid concentration and are generally only available in the US by prescription. A popular prescription available in the US as 15% azelaic acid foam or gel is Finacea®.
Over the counter strengths of azelaic acid offer a range of benefits for daily skin care such as gentle exfoliation, lightening pigment, reducing inflammation, and overall improvement in texture.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: azelaic acid is gentle while also being very effective, but it takes time to work. In general, a prescription strength (15% and above) azelaic acid for acne will need 6-8 weeks before its efficacy can be evaluated. In treating pigmentation, it will take longer to see the effects of azelaic acid use. For dermocosmetic products, which contain lower concentrations of azelaic acid, it may take 4-6 months to see the full effect of azelaic acid. Azelaic acid should be applied uniformly to the skin after cleansing and allowed a few moments to absorb before following with other products. It may also be applied as the last step in a nighttime routine which will also aid in the azelaic acid being evenly distributed on the skin.

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FEATURED PRODUCT

Discoloration Defense

A clinically-proven serum containing a synergistic blend of 3% tranexamic acid, 1% kojic acid, 5% niacinamide, and 5% HEPES to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration, improve brightness, and minimize the reoccurrence of discoloration in as little as two weeks. An excellent companion to an at-home skincare regimen containing azelaic acid.

CHEMICAL PEELS

HELSPS ADDRESS: Acne, Acne Scars, Age Spots, Rough Texture, Discoloration, Fine Lines, Wrinkles
PRICE RANGE: $250
AVEREGE DOWNTIME: 0-2 Weeks

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TREATMENT AT A GLANCE

WHAT IT DOES: Administered by a skincare professional, chemical peel’s work by exfoliating the skin’s surface to reduce the appearance of blemishes, texture, or wrinkles.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Chemical peels come in many different strengths and acidic formulations. Some common acids in chemical peels are alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA), and trichloroacetic acid (TCA).

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FEATURED PRODUCT

GLYCOLIC 10 RENEW OVERNIGHT

Clinically proven to be well-tolerated between chemical peels to optimize and maintain results

THE CHEMICAL PEEL EXPERIENCE

The Chemical Peel Experience

Azelaic Acid FAQS


*Always consult your physician before undergoing this procedure.

POST-TREATMENT SKINCARE ROUTINE

**It is recommended to incorporate an at-home skincare regimen after this procedure; always consult with your physician before using a regimen for individual at-home advice.
***Follow all product use instructions and warnings.
***If irritation occurs, discontinue use; if irritation persists, consult your physician.
****These products have not been tested with prescription azelaic acid.

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