Azelaic Acid for Acne
How Well It Works
Azelaic acid works well in mild to moderate outbreaks of acne by killing bacteria. But it doesn't work well for acne that isn't infected with bacteria. Studies show that azelaic acid works as well as other creams (such as benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin, and antibiotics).Reference 1 It takes 1 to 2 months after you start applying the cream for acne lesions to start disappearing.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: February 3, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology