Many businesses, and companies promote and sell acne products. But, they have not experienced what it is like first- hand the emotional horror, the loss of self-esteem, or the embarrassment that acne can bring. Do they tell you that many of the products, and medicines you see advertised on television, magazines,and infomercials won’t be able over the long haul to get rid of your acne? Think about it. By researching, reputable medical articles or by reading information given by pharmaceutical companies, you will find that it is not uncommon for the skin to become dry, red, and irritated when beginning to use acne medications. Plus the fact, that more than likely it could take weeks or over a month before you would see any improvement, and your acne could get worse before it starts getting better. Now, don’t get me wrong here, some individuals may see improvement in their acne during their first month after using a prescribed acne drug…but, then again, many of the prescribed medications (topical agents) for acne will make your pimples look worse in the early stages of treatment, usually during the first 3 – 4 weeks.
Another risk that we don’t want to forget, is the side effects of acne drugs. These side effects can be dangerous, but many individuals still try using prescription aids hoping that the benefits will out weigh the side effects. And in most cases, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) only allows the use of medications like “Accutane”, in individuals who have moderate to severe acne conditions due to the potential risks!
Some acne medications will clear acne in more than half of the people who use the drugs, but then you must add that to the cost of doctor visits, acne treatment, over -the-counter remedies, and prescription drugs. If your a teenager, the cost can be significantly higher, because teens have the most visits to the dermatologists, and prescriptions for medication to treat acne. Side effects such as dry skin, initial flare up of acne during treatment, fatigue, headache, and vomiting alone may keep some individuals from seeking treatment.
Many individuals see the side effects as bearable, when looking at the benefits. This is attributed to the increase in self-esteem, and not to feel awkward or shy in social situations because of feelings of concern that someone is looking at your acne rather than focusing on who you are. But, relieving acne should not control the decision of putting yourself at risk for painful health problems. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not a doctor, and do not have a medical degree. I’m not advising you or giving you medical advice, and I don’t recommend that you stop taking any drugs except on the advice of your doctor. As your doctor sees you getting better, he will reduce and eventually stop your medication. However, what I want to share with you are these risks, and side effects of common acne treatments. I would recommend researching all treatment options, and weigh for yourself the risks vs. benefits before selecting a fast, safe, and cost effective way to treat your acne.
DeWayne Baute is an expert author. He also has created “2day Acne Cure” a website dedicated entirely on a Fast, Safe, Easy, and effective way to treat acne without the high cost of acne treatment. If you suffer from acne you absolutely must read this important information that has helped so many.