Isotretinoin- Wish I’d done it sooner!
I had moderate and persistent acne for several years. I tried all the over-the-counter treatments I could find and all the treatments prescribed by my GP, including antibiotics. However nothing seemed to help and it would inevitably return. I was recommended accutane/Isotretinoin but didn’t want to wait for NHS treatment, which was 6-12 months.
I found Botonics online and decided to do a course of isotretinoin with them, being able to complete the course of treatment virtually really appealed to me as I wouldn’t have to travel for appointments/blood tests.
After submitting an initial enquiry, I had a first consultation with a doctor 2 days later, during which I was approved for isotretinoin therapy. My initial consultation, which was free, was organised very quickly. The doctor was very knowledgeable and clearly had a lot of experience with this treatment. They were very thorough and I didn’t feel like I was being pushed to sign up/pay for treatment.
After completing my blood tests, I began taking isotretinoin only 9 days after submitting an initial enquiry- I was very pleased with how fast things went!
I had to take three blood tests throughout my treatment which were sent to me, all at home and self-administered. Blood tests were really easy to do and send back, also saved having to go to a blood test appointment.
I had regular check-up appointments with my doctor throughout the course, roughly once every month or two. However, I was also always able to contact the doctor with any questions or concerns about anything, side effects, dosage etc. They were always very responsive and answered my questions effectively.
Despite doing the treatment entirely online, I do not feel this limited or hindered my treatment or my experience at all. There was always someone I could call or email at any point throughout my treatment.
Seven months later and I have just completed my course. I am beyond happy with my results and it feels very alien to me having clear skin. My self-confidence and happiness has increased massively and I’m really glad I decided to take isotretinoin, my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner! The money spent was definitely worth it and I would highly recommend completing isotretinoin therapy with Botonics.
My weight: 72kg
Cumulative dose: 11,400mg- 158mg/kg
Duration: 7 months- 50/60/60/60/60/40/40