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Finacea (Azelaic Acid) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Finacea (Azelaic Acid) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 9 ratings/reviews, Finacea has an overall score of 7.78. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 8.67. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Finacea review by 46 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ROSACEA
Dosage & duration:   TWICE DAILY (dosage frequency: 6 months) for the period of 6 MONTHS
Other conditions:   NONE
Other drugs taken:   NONE
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   DECREASED REDNESS
Side effects:   HIGHLY IRRITATED AND DRY SKIN
Comments:   NONE

 

Finacea review by 36 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne
Dosage & duration:   applied once a day (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of approx 3 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   birth control ON 777
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I started using Skinoren along with a treatment of benzoil peroxide and alpha hydroxy lotion as part of a regimen to attempt to clear up ongoing, stubborn adult acne. within about five or six days my skin started clearing up.
Side effects:   My skin was already accustomed to high-percentage AHA products, so any stinging scaling or irritation were minimal. After a few days I had no side effects.
Comments:   Nightly, I would put a small amount of Skinoren, Benzoil Peroxide and an AHA cream (with a 10% AHA)in the palm of my hand and combine, and apply to face nightly. The rest of my regimen included a very gentle face cleanser, and a mild and light moisturizer during the day along with an application of the 10% AHA lotion.

 

Finacea review by 38 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne and red marks from acne
Dosage & duration:   15% Azelaic Acid (dosage frequency: applied to face once a day) for the period of Been using it for 8 months
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   OTC acne topicals (benzoyl peroxide and Derm A Gel)
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It really helps keep my acne at bay - keeps pores clear and reduces frequency of inflamed pimples, reduces red marks from acne breakouts. It is less drying/irritating than most other acne topicals.
Side effects:   Slight itching for the first month or so.
Comments:   I was already pretty clear from going to an esthetician at an acne clinic, but I was just looking for an additional boost to the results I already had. I previously discovered that I could not use anything other than very mild OTC retinoids, as they tended to make my acne flare up. Finacea did not do this. The Finacea was a good addition to my skin care regimen and has decreased the frequency of inflamed pimples and the tiny pustules I sometimes get around my nose. Now I use Finacea in the morning, and Vivant's Derm A Gel in the evening, along with 5% benzoyl peroxide on my more acne prone areas (chin and jawline).

 

Finacea review by 21 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   rosacea/acne
Dosage & duration:   15% azelaic acid (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   NeoBenz Micro 5.5, Klaron lotion
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Less acne (diminished whiteheads and blackheads), smoother skin, and less redness.
Side effects:   The only side effect was a transient stinging upon application that would last 15 minutes at most. The stinging did not coinside with redness or irritation.
Comments:   Thin application of finacea to clean skin once a day, followed by a light moisturizer.

 

Finacea review by 39 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Rosacea
Dosage & duration:   0.5 gram (dosage frequency: twice a day) for the period of six months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   N/A
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Facial redness decreased within the first month. Facial flushing was decreased.
Side effects:   During the first month I experienced stinging and itching for around 10 minutes after application. This lessened in severity after the first week, and tapered off completely after about a month.
Comments:   I applied Finacea to my facial skin twice a day after cleansing. My main aim was to decrease the redness caused by Rosacea. This was successfully achieved, my skin seemed paler and less reactive to my Rosacea triggers (which include sunlight exposure and spicy foods).

 

Finacea review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne
Dosage & duration:   thin layer (dosage frequency: twice daily) for the period of still using
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The occurance of medium to large acne on cheeks was almost non existant. There still was the occasional small white head and they generally healed quickly and left little to no scarring.
Side effects:   There were no visible side effects that I was aware of. My only complaint was that it took about 3 months before I noticed that the occurance of medium to large pimples had stopped.
Comments:   pea size amount massaged into cheeks twice daily

 

Finacea review by 22 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne rosacea
Dosage & duration:   Lightly over all face (dosage frequency: daily in the morning) for the period of 8 months
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Cleared up smaller papules/pustules and noticeably reduced facial redness. Did nothing for my cystic acne and blackheads.
Side effects:   Itching on application and ten minutes after, and although it reduced redness, sometimes my face appeared a little "too" white after application (whiter than my neck).
Comments:   Washed face with a gentle, sulfate-free cleanser, waited 5 minutes for face to dry, then applied Finacea. Finacea only applied once a day in the morning. Waited 20 minutes after application before applying sunscreen, moisturizer, or makeup.

 

Finacea review by 42 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   mild acne
Dosage & duration:   very small amount over affected area (dosage frequency: am and pm) for the period of 5 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   the inflammation and redness around chin area was almost entirely cured, the skin was softer and smoother.
Side effects:   none in my case
Comments:   after applying the cream over breakout or redness at night before bed there was visible improvement over night, after a week of using the cream the breakouts were gone, skin was healed after 2 weeks.

 

Finacea review by 58 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne & Rosacea
Dosage & duration:   Applied to affected areas (dosage frequency: once or twice a day) for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   sinus medications
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Finacea works well, is my everyday solution to acne and rosacea, but I still have occasional breakouts which are more quickly dried up by using Neutragena salicylic acid spot products. Finacea has a creamier texture, so doesn't dry my skin as much as other products or irritate it, causing redness. I still require a light moisurizer, in addition to it and the CeraVe moisturizing product that has been packaged with Finacea in a recent promotion works well with it.
Side effects:   None
Comments:   I apply it over my entire face (except for eye areas)after washing and toning, but before moisturizing or applying wrinkle reduction cream.
 


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