Isotretinoin treatment for acne – 5 months in!!
Isotretinoin treatment for acne – 5 months in!! I have almost finished a 7-month course of Isotretinoin and I’m so glad I made the decision to go on the medication. After reading so many terrible side effects and reviews online I was really hesitant and concerned about starting the medication. Initially, I had tried several courses of antibiotics, and several over the counter treatments and had no success, in fact I often felt like these things made my skin worse and irritated it. I was then referred to a dermatologist by my GP but after 6 months of receiving on the waiting list I started searching online for alternatives. After getting in contact with Botonics, I had my initial consultation with Dr Divya less than a week later!! A perk of living in London meant that I was able to attend a blood test in person within the next week and started the course of medication within 2 weeks. Such a fast process.
After expecting the worse I had little side effects from the treatment, the only thing I noticed were slightly dryer lips (Aquaphor became my best friend) and some slight joint achiness. Aside from this, I haven’t really suffered from anything else and am unbelievably happy with the results. My skin purged in the first 4 to 5 weeks and then cleared at about 6 to 8 weeks, and I haven’t had a breakout since then, even my friends and family have commented on how clear my skin is and I have felt much more confident.
Treatment with Botonics was really stress free and I had no problems getting in contact whenever I needed any advice. The flexible appointment system is also great and fits in well around my busy work schedule. I’ve had a great experience with Botonics and would really recommend them to anyone who is suffering from acne.