Azelaic Acid Cream 20% 15g
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Today we are taking a look at azelaic acid hair loss treatments, an alternative option for many. Azelaic acid is an organic compound found in barley, wheat, and rye. In plants, this compound acts as a defense mechanism in response to infections. Although it is an acid, it is very mild and is not harmful to the skin. Its primary medical application is for the treatment of both comedonal and inflammatory acne.
Furthermore, secondary applications include treating the skin condition Rosacea, skin pigmentation disorders, and in some cases, is used as a natural alternative for skin lightening treatment. Azelaic acid is FDA approved for treating acne. Consequently, it is also great at treating dandruff.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Azelaic acid cream is used to clear the bumps, lesions, and swelling caused by rosacea (a skin disease that causes redness, flushing, and pimples on the face). Azelaic acid cream is used to treat the pimples and swelling caused by acne. Azelaic acid is in a class of medications called dicarboxylic acids. It works to treat rosacea by decreasing the swelling and redness of the skin. It works to treat acne by killing the bacteria that infect pores and by decreasing production of keratin, a natural substance that can lead to the development of acne.
How should this medicine be used?
Azelaic acid comes as a cream to apply to the skin. It is usually applied twice a day, in the morning and the evening. To help you remember to use azelaic acid, use it at around the same times every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use azelaic acid exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Be careful not to get azelaic acid in your eyes or mouth. If you do get azelaic acid in your eyes, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.
General Thoughts on Azelaic Acid for Hair Loss
Azelaic Acid PropertiesMany people are very interested in how azelaic acid actually treats hair loss. There are many theories as to how exactly azelaic acid for hair loss works. Research that was documented by the British Journal of Dermatology indicates that azelaic acid may be a potent inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase. 5-alpha reductase inhibitors are best known for being able to prevent the conversion of testosterone into the more potent dihydrotestosterone. DHT is the leading cause of hair loss in androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness).
The study also found that when azelaic acid is combined with Vitamin B6 and Zinc—which are both minimally effective alone—the combination of ingredients inhibited 5-alpha reductase by 90%. What is also noteworthy, is that zinc has been shown as an effective in treating other disorders relating to dihydrotestosterone.
These include disorders such as prostatic disease. This indicates that zinc may play some role in preventing some of the causation factors of androgenetic alopecia as well. Coincidentally, based on these scattered findings some manufacturers of hair loss treatment products have included azelaic acid in their lineup of ingredients.