Want to know what really drives your dermatologist nuts? Patients who don’t reliably use their medications, or don’t use them correctly, but then complain that they aren’t noticing any improvement in their skin.
First and foremost, make certain you know how to use your medication. How often should it be used? How much should be applied? You’d be surprised to know many people are either using too much or too little of their topical treatments. If you’re not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Secondly, try to be as consistent as possible. Don’t skip doses and try not to forget to use your treatments. Even the most effective treatment in the world won’t work if you aren’t using it!