Aziderm Cream 20 % 15 g
Aziderm Cream is a topical medication used to treat acne, by preventing the formation and spread of pimples (papules), spots or whiteheads (pustules) and blackheads (comedones) which occur in acne lesions. Aziderm Cream helps to clear up these skin blemishes as well as preventing the outbreak of new acne. Aziderm Cream also has properties that may help in the treatment of androgenic alopecia (hair loss) in men and women, to prevent further hair loss, although it will not restore hair already lost.
Aziderm Cream contains Azelaic Acid, an antibacterial topical treatment that penetrates the skin and inhibits the growth of a certain form of bacteria that can cause acne (Propionibacterium acnes). This bacteria lives in the skin causing irritation and inflammation, which is thought to cause infection of acne lesions of the skin. Aziderm Cream also stops the production of acne-promoting fatty acids by these bacteria. Both actions help unblock oil ducts in the skin that cause pimples and blackheads (comedones) so that the acne dries up.
Azelaic Acid in Aziderm Cream also has keratolytic properties that inhibit the formation of the thickened skin cells (keratinocytes) of the upper skin layer (epidermis). Comedones form in hair follicles that become blocked by excess keratinized (hardened) epithelial skin cells. Azelaic Acid in Aziderm Cream reduces the replication of keratinocytes and their keratinisation (hardening), and therefore restricts the formation of comedones. The combined antibacterial and keratolytic properties of Aziderm Cream helps prevent acne spreading. Azelaic acid has been micronized so that the smaller particles make it easier for absorption into the skin.
Side effects: stinging, burning, itching, tingling, redness or drying of the skin, usually at the beginning of treatment and particularly if you have sensitive skin or suffer from eczema.
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