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Finacea Gel (Azelaic acid)

Finacea Gel is a topical gel-based medication for the treatment of lesions associated with rosacea. It is a formula containing azelaic acid that helps in promoting quick natural skin renewal, thereby reducing pimples and blackheads formation. It kills the bacteria responsible for rosacea.
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Finacea Gel (Azelaic acid)

Finacea Gel is a topical gel-based medication for the treatment of lesions associated with rosacea. It is a formula containing azelaic acid that helps in promoting quick natural skin renewal, thereby reducing pimples and blackheads formation. It kills the bacteria responsible for rosacea.


Finacea Gel, an azelaic acid product, is a topical medication used for the treatment of acne and rosacea by killing the bacteria that cause these conditions. The key Finacea ingredient, azelaic acid, reduces redness, blackhead formation, and pimples, which altogether helps rejuvenate the skin quickly.

Finacea Gel improves the overall quality of the skin in people with acne and mild rosacea. It may take up to four or more weeks before you start seeing great azelaic acid results.

Let your doctor know if your symptoms keep showing even after 12 weeks of taking Finacea Gel.

Finacea azelaic acid blocks the natural growth and production of Keratin surface skin cells that tend to clog up the skin pores causing skin redness and acne. Moreover, it also works on sebaceous glands and prevents over-secretion of sebum, a natural oily substance responsible for lubricating the skin. As a result, spots, papules, and pustules are much less likely to occur on the face.

Destruction of the bacteria propionibacterium that causes acne and rosacea by feeding off the sebum and waste products is also one of the azelaic acid benefits.

The benefits of Finacea Gel include:

  • It helps treat rosacea, a common disorder that causes redness and pimples on the skin
  • It also helps treat pimples associated with acne
  • It relieves the patient of any mental stress such as self-consciousness or embarrassment
  • It is simple and effective

The Finacea Gel is usually applied at a recommended dosage of 2.5cm of gel (roughly an inch), twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. If you notice skin irritation, reduce your dose by either the quantity of gel used during the application or the frequency of application. Continue this reduced dose till the time your irritation subsides. You can then continue your normal recommended dose.

The duration of your treatment solely depends on the severity of your condition. It will vary from one patient to another. Your doctor will recommend the duration for which you need to use the medicine. This is a long-term treatment that may go on for several months. But you should be able to notice significant improvement within 4 weeks of beginning the treatment. If there is no improvement even after 2 months, then you should consult your doctor and he or she will review the treatment.

Do not take a double dose for a forgotten dose. Instead, take the next dose as usual.

Follow these steps to use Finacea Gel:

  • Clean the affected area with a soap-free cleanser or mild soap and then pat it dry.
  • Apply the medication as directed.
  • Repeat the process once or twice every day as suggested by your doctor.

Make sure to wash your hands off azelaic acid before and after applying it.

Persons who have the following conditions should consult their doctor before using Finacea Gel:

  • Asthma

  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding

The Finacea Gel is not recommended for usage by:

  • Children below the age of 12 years

  • People who are allergic to azelaic acid or any of the other ingredients of this medicine

  • People¬†who are also using any other external medicated face creams or gels for treatment

Call your doctor and ask for advice if you experience these symptoms:

  • An allergic reaction resulting in difficulty breathing or swelling of lips, tongue, throat, or face
  • A severe burn or stinging
  • Severe tingling or itching on the affected skin
  • Skin peeling, dryness, or redness
  • Skin discolouration

Here are a few things to know before using Finacea Gel:

  • Avoid getting Finacea Gel into your eyes, mouth, nose, vagina, or rectum.
  • Do not use the medication on broken, dry, sunburned, or irritated skin.
  • Do not cover the area you have azelaic acid
  • Apply cosmetics only after Finacea Azelaic Gel
  • Do not use peeling agents, alcoholic cleansers, or astringents in your azelaic acid skincare
  • Do not use azelaic gel just before a shower or swimming since it may reduce its effectiveness.

Finacea Gel is not known to have any interaction with any other medicines and it's fine to use it alongside other oral medicines. But it's best recommended that you check with your doctor before using other topical creams or medicated creams for acne alongside it.

You can safely purchase Finacea Gel online at MedsNow, a registered online pharmacy in the UK. Firstly, you will have an online consultation with a pharmacist-independent prescriber. Post consultation, once the prescriber ensures that Finacea Gel is the right drug for you, your order will be supplied.

How Long Should You Use Finacea Gel?

It is usually used for several months before your skin heals completely. But you should notice a significant difference in your skin within 4 weeks of beginning the treatment.

Is Finacea Gel Anti-Ageing?

Finacea Gel is not approved for wrinkles or anti-ageing, although its active ingredient azelaic acid may display these certain properties.

Can You Wear Makeup Over Finacea Gel?

Once the gel has fully dried, you may wear makeup over it.

Does Finacea Gel Help With Dark Spots?

Over time, Finacea Gel is known to lighten dark spots and reduce skin pigmentation.

Is Finacea Gel an Antibiotic?

No, Finacea Gel belongs to the class of medicines known as anti-acne agents.

Does Finacea Gel Help With Redness?

Yes, Finacea Gel helps reduce redness which is caused by rosacea.

Can I Use Azelaic Acid Every Day?

Yes, you may use it once or twice a day as recommended by your doctor.

Is Finacea Gel Supposed to Burn?

You may experience a burning sensation after applying Finacea Gel. It is a common side effect.

Can Azelaic Acid Make Rosacea Worse?

>Finacea Gel is known to treat rosacea.

Does Azelaic Acid Make Your Skin Itch?

Yes, you may experience itching around the area of application.

Is It Normal for Azelaic Acid To Sting?

It is uncommon, but the known side effect of Finacea Gel is to experience a stinging sensation.

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