Roaccutane works, don’t put it off any longer.
I have had mild acne for just over 20 years now and had all but given up hope of having normal skin and being able to do the things that most people take for granted without feeling self-conscious and awkward. After having tried various over the counter products and multiple courses of antibiotics in my early 20s I turned to a private dermatologist who prescribed Roaccutane and referred me to my local hospital for treatment on the NHS. The results were amazing, and I had 1 and a half years of clear skin. Unfortunately, as is sometimes the case, my acne returned and I was never able to get Roaccutane prescribed again from my GP or dermatologist. When I found out that I could get a private prescription of Roaccutane my hope was renewed because it is the only medication that I have tried that works.
From the initial contact I made using the online form through to the arrival of the medication every step was well organized and documented. Clear instructions were sent by email, and the Botonics team were always easy to contact by phone. During the consultation the doctor put me at ease and at no time did I feel like my concerns weren’t being taken seriously (unlike my GP).
When taking the medication I noticed the common side effects of dry skin, cracked lips, dry nose, and some lethargy in the first month. The dry skin can be managed with a good oil-free moisturiser, the lips and nose with Vaseline. During that first month the side effects seemed more pronounced, my skin was dry and my scalp was itchy and there were outbreaks every few days. But after 6 weeks it started to subside and my skin was looking much clearer than before. The team at Botonics explained all this to me and suggested various products I could use to manage these side effects.
I am feeling confident about the future now for the first time in a long time, and my only regret is that I didn’t contact Botonics sooner. If you suffer from persistent acne I would highly recommend starting a course of Roaccutane.