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User Reviews for Azelex to treat Acne

Azelex has an average rating of 7.4 out of 10 from a total of 5 ratings for the treatment of Acne. 80% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 20% reported a negative experience.

Azelex rating summary

7.4/10 average rating

5 ratings from 5 user reviews.

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unsatisfied user · Taken for less than 1 month · August 3, 2019

"After struggling with acne, my dermatologist prescribed me Azelex 20%, and advised that I apply it twice a day and to mix it with moisturizer because it tends to dry out skin. After 3 days, it completely ruined my skin. Even after using *so much* moisturizer, it would burn my face and itch. After 2 days I figured I should keep giving it a chance. However on the 3rd day my face was just completely ruined. I woke up and my face was unbelievably DRY. My face formed wrinkles and I looked like an elder. Not to mention, my skin was peeling everywhere. It left dark patches of hyperpigmentation around my mouth, nose, and forehead. I was left with my face in a worse condition than when I started using Azelex. I don't know what to do know, I think it left me with a chemical burn or something of the sort. Now I'm left using homemade remedies to try to salvage all that I can."

1 / 10
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Maddie257 · Taken for less than 1 month · December 11, 2014

"I retried Azelex because my first time which I used for two weeks I got no results. The second time I've tried this product for over three weeks and have noticed an extreme difference with many people complimenting me on my skin. It burns and tingles for 5-10 mins but then subsides. I have sensitive skin and this did not dry my skin out at all which is great. I would definitely recommend."

9 / 10
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Adult acne · Taken for 2 to 5 years · December 29, 2020

"I experience hormonal acne (now 45yo.). Only 1-2 will appear, but they are large, cystic like. After pregnancies, acne appeared on the thin skin under the eye area/upper cheek. Stress acne can appear back of neck or on my back. Not many, but a few large ones. And I do scar. I used Retin-A occasionally in past, but Azelex works the best for this type of acne for me. I apply it every other day to combat any potential mild burn, but daily during PMS. I don’t use Azelex on my entire face, just in prone areas or on spots where I could feel a bump is forming. I can usually stop it from growing! One tube will last me for an entire year. My skincare routine includes daily moisturizers and cycle AHA, Vit C and niaciminide throughout the week. If I had to only keep one thing, it would be Azelex. It keeps my cystic acne calm, so I won’t get that ice pick look. My insurance recently changed and this now cost over $400+...hoping it will be available as generic very soon."

9 / 10
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Tomh219 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · February 23, 2014

"Works well and I've tried almost everything. It burns/itches/tingles like crazy when you first start using it but that eventually stops. I apply it mixed with a moisturizer."

8 / 10
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Palmbabee · Taken for less than 1 month · August 14, 2018

"It is too expensive... but it works great!!"

10 / 10
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