A positive Roaccutane treatment experience
I’ve had problem skin since my late teens (I’m now heading towards 50) and have tried everything over the years: lotions, potions, antibiotics. They worked for a short time, but then my spots came back. I approached Botonics a few years ago for a free consultation and was advised to use the Obagi Clenziderm skincare range (which they provided). It was the first time I had seen a medical professional who I felt really ‘got it’ and actually cared about finding a solution – rather than fobbing me off with a generic prescription.
The result was transformative – after just a few weeks I noticed a change, and my skin completely cleared up. It was amazing! However, after around 3 years the spots started to return. I tried a salicylic acid peel, which worked for a while, but the procedure wasn’t for me. I don’t have the kind of lifestyle where I can hide away for a few days while my skin peels away!
After that, the consultant who I had been seeing throughout (another bonus – it’s great being able to see the same person each time), suggested I try Roaccutane. I was then transferred to a Roaccutane specialist for my treatment. My first consultation with Dr Joshua was free, to check whether I was right for treatment. He was knowledgeable, supportive and very down to earth – again, I felt like he understood what I was going through and wanted to find a solution. At no stage did I feel pressured. The process and costs were made very clear upfront, so I knew exactly what to expect.
I’m now entering the final week of my Roaccutance treatment and my skin is incredible – I haven’t had a single spot for 4 months! I’ve seen Dr Joshua every month for a check up (via video during lockdown) – to see how I’m getting on medically and emotionally, and Bill at Botonics has been looking after the admin side diligently – organising my prescriptions and even sorting out an ‘at home’ blood test during lockdown, which was easier than I thought it would be.
I would 100% recommend Botonics for this procedure – throughout they have been knowledgable, professional, caring and easy to deal with. The result we’ve achieved is great – I have a new-found confidence now that my skin is clear.