You won’t regret it.
I have suffered all my life with severe cystic acne, every treatment plan under the sun was recommended and tried on me from benzoyl peroxide to various antibiotic treatments. Many had little to no effect and the ones that did help were only ever temporary. I had flirted with the idea of roaccutane before and found my way onto a treatment course on the NHS but, being a teenager, I didn’t bother sticking with my plan and got nowhere near the desired dosage. Luckily, my acne largely subsided naturally. Years later in my early twenties my acne had come back with a vengeance. After another round of various treatments and remedies, I decided I needed to get my hands on Roaccutane again. Unfortunately, this meant going the route of getting a GP’s referral and waiting for a dermatologist. After patiently sitting on a waiting list for 6 months (it has now been a year with no contact from the NHS) I decided to go private.
Within 12 hours of me registering my interest on Botonics’ website I was warmly greeted, talked through the process, had all my questions answered and left feeling confident in my decision. A factor in my choice was the fact that they offer a postal service for everything and that all my medication could be sent to my door and I could send blood tests without having to visit a clinic. This was extremely useful given the current health climate. My initial consultation filled me with hope and the doctor was happy to give me a few insights into coping with the various side effects.
Upon starting treatment, these side effects certainly made themselves known, for the first 6-8 weeks, I found new challenges in keeping my face, and especially my lips, from drying up. However, I found as long as I put aside some time for a little self maintenance, it wasn’t nearly as scary as various online sources would have you believe. I’m not sure if it was just my body getting used to it but after the first 2 months I started to notice the side effects settling and the improvements showing day to day. 4 months after that and I’m proud to say my skin is clear of any acne. There is no pain from my back and shoulders anymore and my self-confidence has never been higher. I cannot imagine the thought of still being on a waiting list. Throughout the process, Botonics were only an email or phone call away, were happy to help me with literally anything I needed regarding the treatment and were extremely accommodating with any issues I had.
If you’re on the fence about roaccutance I cannot recommend this service enough.