Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.
Finacea is a topical gel that has been proven effective for the treatment of mild to moderate cases of rosacea. It is available to purchase in the form of a 30-gram tube with 15% strength of the active ingredient azelaic acid. Azelaic acid helps the skin to regenerate and has anti-inflammatory properties. When applied twice daily, this treatment will reduce uncomfortable symptoms of rosacea, such as facial blushing and spots.
Finacea’s effects are due to the anti-inflammatory properties of its active ingredient, azelaic acid. This compound inhibits part of the body’s immune system that is responsible for producing the antimicrobial peptide LL-37.
While the exact cause of rosacea is not entirely clear yet, scientists have found elevated levels of this peptide in patients with rosacea. Reducing peptide LL-37 alleviates the symptoms of the condition.
Finacea should be applied twice daily to affected skin areas. You should space doses in the morning and the evening. Visible improvement can take up to 4 weeks. Do not use more gel than prescribed. If there is no improvement within 2 months, you should stop treatment.
Before application, you should wash your hands and clean the affected skin area carefully. Use a soap-free cleansing lotion and dab the skin dry with a soft towel to avoid irritation. After applying the gel, rewash your hands.
After application, don’t cover the skin area immediately as this could cause a harmful excess of the active agent to be absorbed by the body.
Should you experience unpleasant skin reactions to the treatment, such as burning, dryness or irritation, speak to your doctor as the frequency of doses may need to be lowered.
Finacea is known to cause topical irritation of the skin. Most cases are very mild and not a cause for concern.
However, if you experience any severe or prolonged bouts of burning, itching, stinging, peeling, or changes in skin colour you should contact your doctor and stop the treatment.
You should also stop treatment and contact your doctor if you suffer any other side effects that cause serious discomfort.
Additionally, if you notice any signs of an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat, seek immediate medical advice.
This treatment should not be used if you have a known sensitivity to azelaic acid or propylene glycol.
While Finacea is considered safe for use during pregnancy, it is not known if the active agent might pass into breast milk or endanger a nursing child. You should only use the gel during breastfeeding if expressly advised to do so by your doctor.
You should inform your doctor if you are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant during the treatment period.
When applying Finacea, avoid the areas around your eyes, nose and mouth. You should not use the gel on the genitals and rectum. Should any of these areas get in contact with the medication, rinse thoroughly with water.
Before using the gel, ensure the affected skin has not been irritated by sunburn, windburn, dryness or wounds. Always allow the skin to heal before applying Finacea.
You should avoid any products which might cause additional irritation to the skin, such as harsh cleansers and soaps. Also avoid skin products containing alcohol, spices, strong perfumes or citrus oil.
Since certain foods can trigger bouts of rosacea, it may be necessary for you to refrain from spicy meals and alcohol. Your doctor will advise you on what other foods or beverages might exacerbate symptoms.
If you want to buy Finacea online, you can do so easily with HealthExpress’ all-inclusive service. First, you must complete our free and confidential consultation. Our doctors will then assess your medical condition and history. If there are no health concerns, you will receive a valid prescription for Finacea. Our in-house pharmacy will then package your medication and ship it with next-day delivery.