Azelaic acid.

  • M. Nazzaro-Porro
  • Published 1984 in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology


This review is an update on the literature accumulated over the past 10 years following the original observation that azelaic acid, a naturally occurring and nontoxic C9 dicarboxylic acid, possesses significant biologic properties and a potential as a therapeutic agent. These studies have shown that azelaic acid is a reversible inhibitor of tyrosinase and… (More)