Finacea

Finacea

Finacea is an anti-inflammatory gel for topical use on the skin. It contains the active ingredient azelaic acid, which softens the epidermis, slows down the growth of certain bacteria, and reduces the production of melatonin in the skin. More information

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Finacea Gel 15% 30 g + Consultation + Service fee

£68.44
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What is Finacea?

Finacea is an anti-inflammatory gel for topical use on the skin. It contains the active ingredient azelaic acid, which softens the epidermis, slows down the growth of certain bacteria, and reduces the production of melatonin in the skin. Finacea is a prescription-only medicine.

What is Finacea used for?

Finacea is used to treat specific skin disorders such as:

  • Rosacea, a skin condition where red patches appear on the cheeks, nose, chin and/or forehead, sometimes accompanied by spots and veins that are visible in the skin as red lines;
  • Acne (spots);
  • Hyperpigmentation (dark patches on the skin caused by increased melanin).

Finacea helps to unblock the pores so that the sebum can escape. This reduces the formation of spots. The gel also whitens dark patches and reduces inflammation, allowing the skin to heal.

How to use Finacea

Apply the gel thinly to clean skin. Avoid contact with the eyes and surrounding skin, the mouth and inside of the nose. If used for hyperpigmentation, the gel should only be applied to the affected areas (dark patches). Wash hands thoroughly after applying the gel. Allow the gel to be absorbed into the skin before applying make-up or face cream. It may take a while for the benefits of the gel to appear. In general, Finacea gel is prescribed as a 12-week course. Warning: Finacea can make the skin more sensitive to UV radiation. Use sunscreen with a high SPF to prevent sunburn.

Dosage

Unless otherwise advised, the recommended dose in adults is:

  • Apply thinly to the affected areas twice a day.

Do not use this medicine continuously for more than 12 weeks without consulting a doctor. Finacea gel is not suitable for use in children. Read the package leaflet before use.

Side effects

Finacea may cause side effects. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine:

  • Skin irritation at site of application such as burning and pain;
  • Skin discolouration at site of application;
  • Increased sensitivity of the skin to UV light (direct sunlight and sunbeds).

Consult a doctor if these or other side effects are severe. For more information on possible side effects, see the package leaflet.

When not to use Finacea

Do not use Finacea if you are allergic to azelaic acid or any other ingredient in this medicine. Check the package leaflet for a list of ingredients.

Pregnancy/driving ability/alcohol

Finacea should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women without consulting a doctor first. Finacea does not affect your reaction time or impair your ability to drive safely. Finacea does not interact with alcohol. However, alcohol can trigger flare-ups in people with rosacea.