What are the risks of acne treatment?

The risks of taking any medication include side effects or an allergic reaction to the medicine.

This is true for any prescription or over-the-counter medication.

  • Unfortunately, your acne may get worse before it gets better.
  • Another possibility is that the treatment we gave you initially may not work as well as hoped, which means you'll need to go back to your doctor and he or she will review your case and may change previously prescribed medications.
  • You may not see any improvement, because your symptoms are due to something other than acne. Remember that other natural factors affect the condition of your skin, such as diet, stress, and hormonal cycles. That's why it's so important that in addition to your treatment, you eat healthier, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep.
  • Acne treatment is a process that can take time because the skin needs time to gradually adapt to the treatment prescribed by your doctor, you may start to see improvements in the first two months of treatment, although you start to see the results from the third month and beyond. If your acne is not severe, you may see results and improvements much faster than if you have very severe acne, the changes in these cases may take between 6 to 9 months or more to disappear.
  • If you are not seeing improvement in your acne after 2 - 3 months, you can message us for additional advice, or if you prefer to return to the service for another virtual visit or consult with one of our specialists.