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Have pigmentation on face. Can I use azelaic acid?

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i have pigmentation on my face i need azelaic acid cream please
Posted Wed, 13 Jun 2012 in Pigmentation Problems
Answered by Dr. Rohit Batra 1 hour later
Dear Constance,

Thanks for your query.

Azelaic acid is a whitening agent and is found in whitening creams and peels.

It is a prescription drug and is to be used only on recommendation of a qualified dermatologist. Side effects include burning, redness and at times hyper pigmentation. I advice you to get it prescribed by the local doctor if it really fits your condition. Show up to the doctor if you have any reaction after using it.

Let me know if you have further queries.

Dr.Rohit Batra
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