Highly recommend! 100% worth the time and investment!
I developed persistent cystic acne in my late teens which latest well into my early 20s – greatly affecting my self-esteem and confidence. I have gone on multiple medication treatments (including doxycycline and clindamycin), topical treatments (Differin, benzoyl peroxide), cut out many products from my diet – all to no avail.
After much persuasion, my previous dermatologist in my home country reluctantly prescribed me a course of Accutane/isotretinoin. This cleared up my skin – BUT due to the doctor’s conservative nature of prescribing an infrequent dose frequency and extremely low cumulative dose, my acne severely relapsed a few weeks after taking my last dose, and I was frustratingly back to square one.
As I moved from my home country to the UK, I was looking for new options to resume an Accutane course. After paying a visit to the NHS GP, they were only willing to prescribe generic antibiotic medication, and a referral to a dermatologist specialist would take close to a year. That’s when I did research online and stumbled upon bototics!
It was only a matter of 1 WEEK from the initial consultation to starting my course! This included a thorough, professional consultation to understand my needs and suitability as a patient, a blood test, and home delivery of my medication. To my pleasure, the prescription dosage was standard and based on my body weight, for the best possible results and to minimise the chance of any relapse.
Dr Divya and the team scheduled regular patient catch-ups to keep on track with my progress. Communication via emails was prompt, and any questions were quickly responded to. Despite the purge and side effects experienced (e.g. dry lips/skin, temporary hair loss/thinning), results started to really show in the last 2 months of the 6-month course. Botonics also provided a lot of advice to help cope, including specific product recommendations. Dr Divya was also willing to adjust my dosage based on the dry-lips I was experiencing which was a helpful and tailored experience.
It was an absolute pleasure to be a patient of botonics. I feel much more confident in my own skin. Dr Divya continued to provide aftercare regarding the fading of post-acne hyperpigmentation through prescribed products. I would 100% recommend this to anyone thinking about going on Accutane and are longing for a reassuring and professional experience.