Safety of Azelaic Acid for Treating Acne during Pregnancy

Safety of Azelaic Acid for Treating Acne during Pregnancy

Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the pilosebaceous unit and is characterised by noninflammatory (comedones) and inflammatory lesions (papules, pustules, and nodules) that can cause scarring and psychological distress. In women who are planning pregnancy or who are pregnant, this condition can be particularly bothersome given the physiologic changes as well as the unpredictable nature of acne during this time. Azelaic acid shows benefits in the treatment of patients with acne vulgaris, rosacea, and perioral dermatitis.

Modern Medicine – Issue 5 2021