What is Azelaic Acid 15% Cream Azespot®
Azespot cream manufactured by E-Derma and contains Azelaic acid 15%. Azelaic acid works by clearing your pores of bacteria that may be causing irritation or breakouts, reducing inflammation so acne becomes less visible, less red, and less irritated, gently encouraging cell turnover so your skin heals more quickly and scarring is minimized.
After a breakout, inflammation can result in hyperpigmentation in some areas of your skin. Azelaic acid stops discolored skin cells from populating. A pilot study from 2011 showed azelaic acid can treat acne while evening out hyperpigmentation triggered by acne. Further research on the skin of color has also shown that azelaic acid is safe and beneficial for this use. The same property that makes azelaic acid effective for the treatment of inflammatory hyperpigmentation also enables it to lighten skin that’s discolored by melanin. Using azelaic acid for skin lightening in patchy or blotchy areas of your skin due to melanin has been found effective, according to an older study.
Azelaic acid can reduce inflammation, making it an effective treatment for symptoms of rosacea. Clinical studies demonstrate that azelaic acid gel can continually improve the appearance of swelling and visible blood vessels caused by rosacea.
Some people use azelaic to treat acne scarring in addition to active outbreaks. Azelaic acid encourages cell turnover, which is a way to reduce how severe scarring appears. It also prevents what’s known as melanin synthesis, the ability of your skin to produce pigments that can vary your skin’s tone. If you’ve tried other topical medications to help with scarring or blemishes that are slow to heal, azelaic acid might help. More research is needed to understand who this treatment works best for and how effective it can be