It’s the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting up to 50 million people every year. But somehow, that doesn’t make acne any less frustrating.
So you decided to visit an acne specialist in Atlanta.
Now you’re finally seeing improvement in your skin. When this happens, it can be easy to start slacking on your skin-care regimen, thinking, “Finally, it’s gone!”
But we urge you to resist this temptation.
We get it. When your skin is looking clear and healthy, it can be hard to understand why you need to keep using the products that helped transform your skin.
But you must not forget: There is no cure for acne.
Without a cure, you can’t reasonably expect to halt your skin-care practices as soon as you see progress, and simply do nothing. Unfortunately, doing so can be costly–even send you right back to square one.
Yes, the problem has improved. But it hasn’t gone away. You still have your work cut out for you.
Your clearer, healthier skin didn’t come out of nowhere. We worked together as a team for you to see improvement. We spent many hours working toward your healthy skin through:
- Skin-care education
- Chemical peels
- Extracting problem blemishes
And you worked hard for it by using our recommended skin-care products consistently and transforming your diet.
As a team, we’ve managed to develop a plan that works for you and your skin. But developing and starting your skin-care regimen is only the beginning. Now it’s up to you to maintain your regimen so you can continue to enjoy your fresh new skin.
Let’s say you schedule an appointment with us every two weeks—a schedule we recommend for best results—and you’re following all of our instructions for your daily skin-care regimen. That means we’re working on your skin twice a month, giving it a much-needed boost you simply can’t get at home.
Meanwhile, you’re able to care for it on your own with the products we recommend every day. You wield most of the power to transform your skin. And if you’re not using your skin-care products as directed, you can’t expect a visit to our office to do you much good.
Your goal should be to get to the point where you no longer need to schedule appointments with us. If you’re completely reliant on twice-monthly appointments to improve your skin, you’re missing the point.
If you keep up with your at-home skin-care regimen, you will eventually no longer need to see us as frequently.
And while we love our clients, if your skin is looking and feeling so great that you don’t need to come see us anymore, that is a goodthing. It means we’ve done our job, and you’re continuing to do yours by using your products regularly and maintaining a clean, healthy diet.
Think of it this way: If you’re suffering from acne, you need the right skin-care products just like a diabetic needs insulin.
If you were or are a diabetic, even if you had your diabetes under control, you wouldn’t simply stop checking your blood sugar levels or taking insulin. Just like acne, there is no cure for diabetes. Your daily routine must go on to keep the problem at bay.
Until your pores are able to function properly on their own, you mustuse your skin-care products. Consistency is key.
So many people suffer from acne, and so many people do nothing about it. About 40 percent of Americans don’t treat their acne. If you’re suffering from acne and have yet to see a specialist about treatment, it’s time. Don’t be part of that 40 percent.