azelaic acid

(az″ә-la┬┤ik) a dicarboxylic acid occurring in whole grains and animal products; it has antibacterial effects on both aerobic and anaerobic organisms, particularly Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis, normalizes keratinization, and has a cytotoxic effect on malignant or hyperactive melanocytes; a...
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Azelaic Acid

Azelaic acid like Retin-A is more commonly used in the treatment of acne and other skin conditions. Recently the potential effect of using azelaic acid in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia has been looked at and discussed.
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Azelaic Acid

A naturally occurring dicarboxylic acid found in whole grain cereals. It is FDA approved as a topical preparation to treat acne vulgaris. It is also used by dermatologists to lighten pigmented skin. It has antimicrobial activity and normalizes keratinization and is also believed to inhibit DHT which is why it is used in some hair loss products.
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Azelaic acid

Azelaic acid is an organic compound with the formula (CH2)7(CO2H)2. This saturated dicarboxylic acid exists as a white powder. It is found in wheat, rye, and barley. It is a component of a number of hair and skin conditioners. ==Production== Azelaic acid is industrially produced by the ozonolysis of oleic acid. The side product is nonanoic acid. I...
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Azelaic Acid

Azelaic acid (like Retin-A) is more commonly used in the treatment of acne and other skin conditions. It inhibits the activity of the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase, involved in the conversion of testosterone to DHT.
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