What about side effects of acne medication?

Topical prescription acne treatment is a generally safe and effective medication. However, some users experience side effects.

The most common side effect is a warm, stinging sensation on the skin directly after the medication is applied. This is often accompanied by dry and itchy skin, redness, mild peeling/scaling, and sun sensitivity. Many of these minor side effects resolve on their own, while others are easily fixed by using a moisturizer or other skin care products to counter the dryness.

Some treatments can also potentially make your acne get worse before it gets better. In most cases, this side effect is temporary and goes away after two to four weeks of use.

If you are experiencing side effects during your treatment, you can message your healthcare practitioner directly at any time. Your Felix practitioner can work with you to create a new treatment plan.