Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2012
The Asian world has long recognized facial brown spots, blotchy pigmentation and dull skin as definitive, and dreaded, signs of aging. Posh ladies strolling with parasol in hand are commonplace in the Hong Kong central district, yet they remain a rarity on our own sunny Rodeo Drive.
Americans seem less inclined to fear the effects of the sun until dreaded age spots actually begin to sprout. Likewise, in America, the toxicity of the most commonly employed age spot lightener, hydroquinone, seems to be downplayed. In contrast, many Asian countries either ban or restrict hydroquinone to short-term use. Epikinetics Pharma, the developers of the AzaClear line, point out that skin pigmentation is often a chronic tendency which requires effective and safe maintenance treatment.
Epikinetics Pharma's azelaic acid containing AzaClear Brightening Pads were formulated for both effectiveness and ingredient safety. They point out there are many cosmetic ingredients that claim to fade age spots and irregular facial pigmentation. These include plant botanicals, topical vitamin C and Kogic acid among many. Dr. Christopher Dannaker, a Rodeo Drive board certified dermatologist, preventive medicine specialist and assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco points out, "Unfortunately many substitutes, including herbals, are actually chemically related to hydroquinone, drawing into question their potential toxicity too. Azelaic acid is an effective alternative for the safe lightening of skin discoloration."
Azelaic acid, has been used in prescription pharmaceutical products for many years to treat skin break outs such as acne. AzaClear brightening pads use a patent-pending azelaic acid delivery system optimized to brighten facial skin. They are presently available exclusively from dermatologists, plastic surgeons or esthetic physicians.