The importance of sticking to Acne Treatment
Using Treatment Correctly
Acne is an extremely common condition which can cause emotional issues. As there are many factors which play a role in the development of acne, effective treatment needs to target as many of these as possible.
Oily skin cleansers and acne treatment are very effective, but only when they are used correctly. Currently, about half of patients do not stick to treatment and acne regime, which may be a major cause of treatment failure!
Being young, treatment side-effects, lack of improvement, lack of satisfaction with the treatment and lack of knowledge about treatment all play a part in people not sticking to their acne treatment. Many people with acne feel that their acne improves at a slower or far slower rate than they expect.
Sticking to Treatment
The main reasons people give for missing acne treatment is that they are either fed up, forgetful or too busy.
To get the best possible results from your treatment products, it is important that you understand how the treatment works and what to expect. Most cases of acne can be cleared with existing medications, but treatment needs time, and you may not see an improvement until after four to six weeks of therapy (sometimes longer). There is also a chance that the acne will worsen before it improves, but is very important that you continue therapy.
Sticking to your acne treatment products as prescribed by your doctor or dermatologist results in better outcomes in acne and can improve your quality of life.
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Written by Lauren Espach
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