According to the Food and Drug Administration, certain acne treatments can, in rare instances, cause severe allergic reactions that are potentially life threatening. However, before you panic and begin tossing out all your acne products, Crystal Wellman, a Master Aesthetician and owner of the Crystal Clear Acne Clinic, sets the record straight about the safety of your products.
“What they should be warning people about is the antibiotic resistance from the overuse of antibiotics to treat the symptoms of acne,” affirms Crystal Wellman, a Master Aesthetician and owner of the Crystal Clear Acne Clinic. “It’s true that you can develop an allergic reaction from the ingredients in acne products, but the risk is minimal.”
To avoid an allergic reaction from your acne products, don’t purchase your products over-the-counter and see a trained acne specialist, who is trained to test for allergic reactions. Continue to visit a specialist to stay on top of your acne, keep your skin clear and avoid overusing your product.
Most allergic reactions to acne products occur within twenty-four hours of use. If you experience any of the symptoms below, visit a doctor immediately:
· Throat tightness
· Shortness of breath
· Low blood pressure
· Swelling of the eyes, face or lips
“Your risk of developing an allergic reaction is equal to your chance of developing a pollen, dander or food allergy,” affirms Wellman. “Just because your acne product contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid doesn’t mean you will contract an allergic reaction. The best course of action is to see an acne specialist, who can prescribe the best treatment and products for you.”
Crystal Clear Acne Clinic is a new full-service skin care clinic located at located at 1210 Princess Anne St. Suite A in Fredericksburg, Va. The clinic offers skin care treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including acne, acne rosacea, and aging. The clinic is owned by serial entrepreneur Crystal Wellman, who is a Master Aesthetician and also owns Ladyburg, a handcrafted bath and body store. She is also a certified acne specialist, and is also certified in the areas of oncology, dermaplane, and microdermabrasion. For more information on the Crystal Clear Acne Clinic visit their website at www.crystalclearacneclinic.com.