What do our clients think? Average 5 out of 5 based on 95 reviews.

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Very happy with the accutane treatment…

5 /5

Céline P.

19th January 2022

At the beginning of 2021 I started developing severe acne on my jawline and cheeks. After looking for several solutions that would mean months of waitlists and not guarantee of good undertaking I decided that botonics looked like the best solution. Within my first month my skin had already drastically improved. The monthly appointments with Dr. divya made me feel really confident and happy that I made the right decision. She adjusted the dosage monthly perfectly so never experienced the extreme side effects that you often see online. By the end of the treatment all my acne is gone as well as the scars. I’m very happy with the results and process. The only downside was having to spend more money for further vitamins and aftercare when you are already spending so much on the treatment. So be prepared to account for another few hundred pounds if you need additional treatments or skin care to help with the side effects such as vitamins for hair loss etc. However, considering how difficult it is to get this treatment any other way in the UK but to go private, I definitely think it is worth it.

You will get personalised treatment and regular monthly catch ups with Dr. Divya. The 2 free blood tests were done in a very nice clinic in central london. The nurses there are so nice and lovely! You should be in and out in minutes every time so really convenient to go before work. You also get a pack of free pregnancy tests to do once a month. Unfortunately I doubt that I would have been so well looked after with the NHS. I know people who have and their skin has not cleared like mine as they havent had the best care and personalised treatment. I really believe that Botonics is the best way forward for complete and successful treatment. Looking forward to keeping my skin clear and smooth from now on.

Great Results with Roaccutane Treatment

5 /5


11th January 2022

My roaccutane treatment with botonics was an easy and smooth journey.
Being in an industry where my face and skin are looked at a lot, I didn’t want to wait on NHS waitlists to get my acne treated. Dr Divya listened to my concerns in my initial consultation and took into account issues I had when on a previous course of treatment through the NHS. She then created a plan that suited my needs and checked along the way that I was happy with everything which put me at ease.
The team made communications regarding my course of treatment simple and replied to emails very speedily. Any time that I had a question or issue, the team were a call or email away and were able to give me advice based on my needs. I suffered some mild side effects from the tablets and was advised in ways to help relieve the general dry skin and lips and mild joint pain - all of which are totally normal during the treatment.
The overall journey from initial consultation to taking my first dose of the tablets was only 5 days including having the blood test and getting the results, then distributing the tablets. I had to have 2 blood tests during the treatment which were arranged through a clinic recommended by botonics where I was treated with care and was very easy to arrange.
Once I started the treatment for the first month or two I had a big breakout which is completely normal to have and is a sign that the treatment is working. From after the second month on the tablets I started seeing results and every week that went by, my skin cleared more and more.
I am super happy with the overall results and have no worries about my skin anymore. I can wear no makeup and have super glowy clear skin. I am very grateful for the help and guidance from the team and would highly recommend the treatment.

Highly recommend! 100% worth the time and investment!

5 /5

Nick L

10th January 2022

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.

Life Changing!

5 /5

James Barnes

10th January 2022

I have had bad acne since my early teenage years and the constant breakouts and teasing really affected my self confidence. I went to the GP and the many antibiotics and creams either only worked partially or would work, but then my acne would come straight back again. Often worse than before. Despite asking to see a dermatologist the surgery would drag their heels.

Eventually it got so bad I decided to see a private dermatologist. I searched online and Botonics seemed a good fit. When I contacted Botonics I was amazed at how quick and easy it was. With my blood test and full course of medication coming only a few days after my consultation with Dr Divya, who was very helpful.

I experienced a purge at around the 6 week mark but was lucky that I didn’t experience many side effects, aside from the usual dry lips. With the Botonics team answering any questions or concerns I had. My skin skin started to really clear up at around 3 to 4 months. At present I do not have a spot on my face for the first time since I was 13.

Overall I would definitely recommend Botonics and taking roaccutane. I which I did it ages ago.

Severe Acne from Teens to my 30s

5 /5

Michael Walsh

4th January 2022

I suffered from severe acne in my teen years and had previously been on Accutane on the NHS for a few months. Whilst it did a great job it did not completely eradicate it completely and I felt like if I had been on it longer it might have abolished it for good.

In my 20s the mild acne then started to creep back and I was soon battling some quite severe pimples on a weekly basis. It was very frustrating and getting me down as my skin was becoming a major problem for my career and lifestyle and was knocking my confidence. I then entered my 30s and I was still battling this acne! It clearly was not going to go away without further help.

I sought NHS treatment again, but this time they just put me on various antibiotics and suggested creams from over-the-counter. I tried all sorts for various years, but they never seemed to have any effect on my severe acne.

After growing disillusioned with the NHS and the long waiting times that only ended in disappointment, I began to research accutane again as it had been the only drug that had managed to tackle my severe acne.

Lo and behold, this is where I came across Botonics!

The consultation was quick and incredibly easy compared to the NHS (as Doctor arranged a video call at the weekend outside of my work hours).

She explained that some patients sometimes need a 2nd round of accutane if the first treatment had not been for the required amount of time. (In my teens when I first took it I did feel like a few months had not been enough and that I should have been on it longer).

During my lunch hour I went and took a blood test in central London (although blood home kits are available for those further out) and after that I was given the green light to go ahead with treatment.

Doctor suggested 20mg for 9 months. This was a low dose for a longer amount of time. Doctor suggested this would lower risk of any side effects and length of time should be enough to finally abolish my acne.

During the first 6-8 weeks, as expected, my skin did purge. But as I battled spots constantly anyway I was not too bothered as I knew it would get worse before it gets better. My skin did become dry and lips chapped, but moisturizer and lip balm helped with this. I have not had any other side effects.

After the 6-8 weeks mark I noticed my nose was incredibly smooth (never been smoother!) and my face was becoming nice and soft.

Although I have not finished the course yet I am incredibly hopeful that accutane will finally do the job this time over the 9 month period when all other drugs and treatments failed.

The constant communication by Botanics has been great and they are quick and polite with their responses.

My only regret is that I did not find Botonics and their accutane programme sooner! I am now in my early 30s and regret the lost years of my 20s where I could have not worried about constantly going out with acne and low-confidence.

For the first time I am highly optimistic of a future where I no longer have to worry daily about spots and acne!

Professional and well-organised

5 /5

robert taylor

3rd January 2022

I spent virtually my entire time as teenager very unhappy with severe acne and wasted several years with the GP trying different antibiotics and washes which did not help at all. It was only after then that I was referred to a consultant who prescribed a course of Isotretinoin which worked wonders and was clear for over 20 years. Now at the ripe old age of 41, I had started to develop more and more spots and getting worse fast. Obviously, your confidence starts to get knocked and with a customer facing job, at my age, you start to feel embarrassed. I was unwilling, this time, to go though the normally NHS channels as I knew it would be months for an appointment (COVID) and even if I managed to get a referral, it would be a 6 months waiting list to see someone of any use. Because of this, I began to search for a private route, and this is where I came across Botonics and I thought I would give them a try owing to the large number of positive reviews. This is where the magic happens! From me sending my initial email, I had had a telephone consultation, first set of blood tests and results and had been delivered the medication in less than a week!! I have never known such a slick operation ever!! Dr Divya is great and explains everything and answers any medical questions you may have and Bill sorts everything from blood tests, medication, and all the other coordination needed to make everything run so smoothly. If you send an email to these guys in the evening, they will normally reply the same evening!! From being only 3 months into my treatment, I can say I am already nearly clear which is amazing, I suffer with a bit of dry lips but that’s it from side effects. The check ups are on time and regular and the dosage can be altered by Dr Divya to suit your progress and circumstances. My advice to anyone who is unhappy with their Acne and want it sorting properly and swiftly then contact Botonics!!


5 /5

Callum James Duffy

31st December 2021

From enquiry to being on the medication took less than two weeks! Such a quick and efficient process, guided every step of the way by Bill and Dr Divya, both with great advice and knowledge of the medication. Of course their consultation is free of charge and with no obligation which is a bonus. I decided to go for it after being so conscious about my skin since being a teenager.

I didn’t experience any purge in the first months of taking Accutane, but I did get very dry skin and lips which is very common for this type of medication. My skin became noticeably better within the first 3 months which boosted my confidence a lot, especially when other people would give me compliments!

Dr Divya recommended me some great products to help with the effects of the dryness, which helped a lot. The whole team at Botonics are great and couldn’t do enough to help me throughout the process, even down to replying quickly to emails with my queries.

For anyone having trouble with their confidence due to their skin and whom have be turned down by the NHS, then this is definitely the right place to come! I put it off so many times and wish I’d started sooner, but I’ve now completed my six month course and could not be happier!

Many thanks to everyone at Botonics for helping me get to this point.

I have had problems with acne since…

5 /5


30th December 2021

I have had problems with acne since adolescent and struggled to keep my skin clear of acne. I went on accutane treatment few years ago and I had such a good result and my skin was clear of acne for a few years. Recently with all the stress and uncertainty of COVID19, my skin flared up again and I decided to search online on getting accutane treatment in London. I found Botonics and once I contacted them, I got a relatively fast response and within a few days I got my consultation. The consultation was great as it was done online which was convenient and fast. Botonics organized the delivery after my consultation right away and my blood was taken a few days after. I received my accutane prescription delivery within a week after the consultation which was really convenient as I did not have to go to pharmacy. In my case, the purge lasted for a few months and by the 5th month I voiced my concern to Dr Divya about not having clear skin yet by this time and she put my mind to ease by prescribing me extra tablets for a few months as I was worried if I stopped at my 6th month and the skin was not clear yet that the acne might appear once again. My skin was actually started to clear up by the 6th month and I continued with accutane for another 3 months. Dr Divya had provided support throughout the process. Overall, I am very happy with the service especially when Dr Divya listened to my concerns about not having enough dose. I recommended Dr Divya and Botonics to my brother who was having the same problem as me and both of us have clear skin now. I really would recommend this service and Dr Divya to anyone who is having trouble with acne! I wish I had sought help sooner and not endured periods of shyness/embarrassment with my acne skin.
Thank you to Botonics team for helping me to achieve this clear skin!

Clear, friendly and straight forward service

5 /5


21st December 2021

I contacted Botonics when I found out I’d have to wait over a year under the NHS to see a dermatologist. I’ve been suffering from acne since being a teenager and being in my late 20s and getting married next year made me really want to get rid of my acne as soon as possible as well as to improve my confidence.
From the initial consultation throughout the entire course of treatment I was taken care of really well - the customer service was great, doctor Divya was super friendly and helpful and you’re prescribed the course so efficiently but safely at the same time. Being able to do the blood tests in Harley Street and being straight in and out, and doing your pregnancy tests at home and sending photos means you don’t have to go out of your way to hospitals for appointments but you’re still looked after well. If I ever needed anything I knew I could always phone the clinic or send them an email and I’d get a response straight away.
My skin has improved massively and I have no more acne left which is great. After the initial 2-3 months the skin just gets better and better. My Dr was also able to recommend some creams/serums that I could get at a local pharmacy that would help me with the dryness in the skin which was great.
I’d definitely recommend Botonics to a friend!

True professionals - evidenced by the fact they said no and refunded £££

5 /5

Sally Bercow

18th December 2021

I approached botonics for our 16 y.o. son with acne (topical creams, prescribed by GP, are not working). His two siblings are on roaccutane through the NHS but waiting lists are now so long (understandably, exacerbated due to COVID) and he begged us to seek private treatment as his skin is being commented on at school (#kidscanbecruel). Botonics were fantastic - we had a speedy, virtual consultation; paid the full fee upfront (they do have payment plans though) and went for blood test in Harley St (you can do it by post if not a Londoner). Sadly, our son’s blood tests revealed he is not suitable for roaccutane at the moment and botonics declined to commence treatment and refunded us. Rather than being annoyed, I was reassured that botonics are not chancers/money-grabbers (cf. an unscrupulous Harley St group which a family member approached last year on another matter) but, on the contrary, are true professionals with the patient’s interests at the forefront. We look forward to engaging with them again in 2022 when son’s blood tests have been resolved. Bill could not have been more helpful.

Regained Self Confidence

5 /5

Jamie Liang

8th December 2021

After 1 year of endless NHS GP consultations, going on endless topical and oral treatments including oral antibiotics for 12 months, my adult acne didn't clear up. In fact, it ended up worse than before I started getting help from my GP.

I was pretty much thrown all these creams and antibiotics, without knowing if it's going to work or not. Every medication took 3 months to conclude it's effectiveness and it was like a rollercoaster ride of high hopes followed by massive dips back to square one. And the irritating creams for my already very sensitive skin, only aggravated my acne and triggered my skin to produce more deep set comedones as a result of irritation and dryness. So this went on for more than one year.

So it got to the point where I was avoiding going out, cancelling plans with my friends and feeling very down by the never ending acne issue, my confidence suffered so badly. I brought it up to my GP for a referral, I was told my adult acne was not 'severe' enough for a specialist appointment. So I was stuck with the option of going private or wait for my skin to deteriorate to the point acceptable for NHS specialist referral. For the sake of my confidence and sanity and social life, I opted to go private.

I searched extensively online during the pandemic for one that provided online consultations and with a fair pricing structure. In the end I decided to go with Botonics. It was super fast to get an initial consultation to discuss my suitability for going on Roaccutane. The customer service team responded professionally and quickly to my questions. The day I decided to go for the treatment, the blood test was arranged very quickly and the result was produced within few hours. Once that's done my medication was on its way to me within few days. So it was very efficient the whole process.

I can't describe how relieved I was once I started my Roaccutane programme. I started to see results within one month. All the deep angry inflammation started to calm down and things started healing properly. Maybe I am lucky, I don't suffer much of the common side effects at all. Apart from dry skin nothing else really. I get a big bottle of Cerave deep moisturiser, lather it on generously after shower every night. For the morning I always wear SPF 50 Neutrogena sunblock, there's one designed for acne prone skin that I use that's oil free.

Anyways I better stop rambling on. If you are hesitant to book with Botonics or considering Roaccutane, please do yourself a favour and make an appointment with them. You won't be dissappointed. If Roaccutane is right for you, it can be life changing. No more heavy makeup, no more cancelled plans.

Good luck guys!

My experience with Botonics...

5 /5


4th December 2021

I found Botonics at a really important time where I was truly at a breaking point with my skin after having tried other treatment options that didn’t work. From the initial consultation all the way through to my final appointment I’ve always had someone at the end of an email or phone call to give me any information/advice I needed.
Their entire process is very systematic and well structured. A positive point that sets them apart from any other service is that you can do everything (blood tests, appointments) from the ease of your own home. This is great because it makes this treatment accessible even to people who don’t live in London.
As for the medication itself, they give plenty of advice on how to manage the side effects as well as recommending products that can help (for example Aquaphor which works wonders for any chapped lips/dryness). Taking a medication such as Isotretinoin can be daunting but Botonics helps to alleviate a lot of that stress.
If you’ve dealt with acne for a long time then you’ll know how long the NHS waiting list is for dermatology. In the same amount of time it took me to wait for a single NHS appointment, I’ve finished my entire course with Botonics. I think that speaks for itself in terms of the speed of their service. Additionally, their communication is second to none with fast replies to any queries or concerns you may have.
If you’re reading this and are hesitant, all I can say is just try it because it could change your life in such a positive way. Having had this treatment with Botonics has given me a more hopeful outlook for the future and I would recommend their service to people in a similar situation to the one I was in. Thank you Botonics :)

I couldn’t recommend this service enough.

5 /5


25th November 2021

I began to develop acne at age 13. This took a huge toll on my confidence and tried desperately to get rid of it through over the counter products, to changing my diet, and trying prescriptions my gp gave me from the mini pill, to antibiotics and topical treatments. While some things temporarily helped, nothing completely got rid of my acne. I had asked my gp to put me on accutane several times but due to the short supply of the treatment the NHS has, I was denied several times.

After years of it getting worse, I decided to go private. I worried that as an A level student, the appointments and blood tests would take up a lot of time; which is why I was so glad when I found out that with botonics, you can do it all online. The process was very smooth sailing. From the moment reached out, I was on the medication within a couple of weeks.

Dr Divya and the rest of the team were extremely helpful and provided all of the support I needed. She explained the whole process and answered the many questions I had in detail and depth, which I was grateful for.

I had minimal side effects as when I started to experience some negative ones, I was able to contact the team and they suggested a lower dose which helped. I started to experience clear skin around end of month three, and I have not had a breakout since. I have recommended a friend of mine who has acne and is struggling to get accutane through the NHS to reach out to botonics.

I am so happy with my decision to not only go on accutane, but to have found botonics who made the process very smooth sailing. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. I finally feel a lot more confident in my skin and in myself generally.

Dr Divya has now prescribed me products to help with my skin post accutane, which will help with the red marks I have left from having acne for many years. This type of service you just couldn’t get unless you went private. To me, it has been worth every penny, and I can’t recommend botonics enough.

Life changing treatment!

5 /5


14th November 2021

I suffered with acne for many years throughout my teenage life, I tried many over the counter treatments and eventually many pills and topical gels from the GP, nothing ever worked. Eventually I gave up taking any medicine and had no hope. My confidence was so low I did not want to go into university and I did not want to get a job and be around anyone. It was extremely mentally draining.
Luckily, I was blessed to find botonics and after reading the amazing reviews I had to try it out for myself. It was scary starting something new with the risk of many side effects but I knew that if it was my last option I was willing to try one last time. My consultation was very quick and comforting, I had my box of isotretinoin pills all sent to me in the post within a few days of me completing my first blood test. Throughout my journey Bill was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had immediately putting my mind at ease. They are very organised and never missed any of my monthly consultations.
In terms of the treatment, I had very mild purging(nothing my skin hadn’t looked like before) and I noticed a huge difference in my skins texture in as little as one week. My skin really started to clear up around 3 months of me using isotretinoin, my scarring and redness also decreased a significant amount which I was not expecting! My side effects remained minor throughout however the dryness of my lips was cured using Aquaphor which helped my lips to never crack or bleed. Also a heavy duty body cream and SPF helped to sooth my skin and keep it from overly drying up.
Now that my treatment is over, I must say this has changed my life and my confidence. I never thought 6 months ago that I would be able to look in the mirror without makeup on and not be sad or wash my face and feel smooth and healthy skin, like those around me. Truly this has been one of the best decisions I have ever made and really has changed my life in every way imaginable. Thank you so much Botonics!

Amazing Treatment!!

5 /5

Soha Haleem

8th November 2021

I have always suffered from acne since I was a teen however the acne became worse suddenly earlier this year. I was very stressed due to my skin & as NHS waiting lists are too long I wasn't sure what option I had. I had already tried OTC products & antibiotics to treat my acne but it would never work for the long-term.
I found Botonics online & arranged a free-of-charge consultation ASAP. It was organised very quickly & I felt very comfortable speaking to Dr. Divya & relaying my concerns. She was very thorough with all the information & left me feeling confident in the treatment. My tablets were sent to my home within a few days and I was able to begin my treatment after just 5 days of the consultation.
The customer service team was very supportive & organised; they were very responsive to any queries I had & they were quick with setting up check-ups. I was given alot of information throughout my treatment which really helped to manage & ensure I received the best results.

At the beginning of treatment, I experienced a purge for about a month. I was made aware of this by my doctor & told ways to help manage my skin during this time. The side-effects I experienced were common & included dry skin/lips. They were not as worse as I imagined them to be & I was told of ways to deal with them. After the initial purge, my skin was becoming quite clear with the occasional breakouts & redness when my dosage would increase. Overall, my skin became clearer within the first 3 months of treatment.
Now that I have completed my treatment, I wish I had known sooner!! I was so well supported by the whole Botonics team & I am so pleased with my results. My family and friends have commented on how good my skin looks & this has increased my confidence a lot. I have really enjoyed my experience with Botonics & I will recommend them to anyone who is suffering from acne. This treatment has been the best decision for my skin & I am so grateful to the Botonics team & Dr. Divya for making this possible!

Excellent treatment

5 /5


6th November 2021

After suffering from persistent moderate acne since the age of 15 I was fed up of going backwards and forwards to my GP. I tried every prescription antibiotic as well as topical creams plus a load of other expensive over the counter creams, face washes etc. Nothing worked! My GP finally agreed to refer me to a dermatologist for roaccutane, however, I was told the wait could be up to two years. I couldn't wait that long and even then there was no guarantee they would prescribe me roaccutane so I went to Botanics.

My consultation was arranged really quickly by Bill and Dr Divya went through everything I needed to know about the treatment and answered my long list of questions!

Within a few days the blood test arrived which I did at home and posted back to the lab and once Bill confirmed I was suitable for the treatment I had my first roaccutane tablet.

Bill and his team at Botanics were very responsive to my questions - there were lots of them! Dr Divya was also there to provide advice and dosage adjustments as well as regular consultations.

All in all, a brilliant hassle free way to get roaccutane treatment and ultimately clear skin.

Isotretinoin treatment for acne - 5 months in!!

5 /5


28th October 2021

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.


5 /5

Natalie Stevenson

18th October 2021

Before finding out about Botonics, I had suffered with acne for years, from my early teenage years to my late twenties. I had tried endless products from over the counter creams to prescriptions from the doctor. None really improved my acne – it made me feel very low in myself and self-conscious about the way I looked. I did a short course of Isotretinion with the NHS but the wait was months and the treatment wasn’t consistent as even to get a blood test or follow up appointment took months.

I found Botonics online when I was feeling particularly low about my skin. After reading all the amazing reviews, I contacted them and was given a consultation with the doctor almost immediately. It was organised so quickly, the doctor was very helpful and it was free of charge. Paying for treatment, information about my course of medication and then the postal pregnancy test and medication was sent to me within the next few days so I could start taking the Isotretinoin almost instantly.

The whole process was very simple and quick. I was given monthly phone call appointments (due to Covid), with clear, detailed instructions for each part of the treatment. I was able to contact them at anytime if I had any queries or questions and was contacted back immediately. The actual treatment went very well. I was very lucky and only suffered from dry skin and experienced no other side effects. My skin started looking clearer within the first few months.

I am so happy with my decision to choose Botonics. My skin is looking amazing and I was so well supported by them. I would recommend Roacctuane and Botonics to anyone suffering from severe acne. I only wish I had known about Botonics sooner!

Roaccutane with Botonics

5 /5


15th October 2021

Before I found Botonics, I had persistent acne for several years and I had tried countless over the counter products including topical creams, pills and antibiotics- none of these treatments were effective and would only provide temporary relief at best. I was interested in acquiring a prescription for Isotretinoin via the NHS, but I had read online that other people interested in the same treatment were having to wait anywhere from 6 months to a year to even start their course, so I decided to seek a faster solution.

I found Botonics online when searching for a private firm that could prescribe Isotretinoin and after reading the treatment overview on their website I decided to contact them. Very soon after, I had a consultation with a doctor and they provided me with a lot of great information and made sure that the treatment would be suitable for me before proceeding. After the doctor had decided that I would be able to go ahead with the course, I soon received the postal blood tests and sent the first one in for evaluation. I quickly received the results back and I was able to start taking the Isotretinoin.

Botonics made the whole process very simple by providing clear, detailed instructions for every part of the treatment, including when and how best to take the medicine. I was also always very happy that I was able to contact them at any point if I had any queries or questions. This along with the checkup calls they offered made me feel very reassured about the entire process.

I am very happy with my decision to choose Botonics and I would recommend that anyone who is considering taking Isotretinoin should use Botonics for the most quick and effective treatment- I wish I had contacted them sooner!

Never been happier

5 /5

Rebecca Craig

14th October 2021

Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Botonics for finally making me confident and happy in my own skin. I had tried every product possible and spent thousands trying to clear my skin. I had visited the doctors several times and been given antibiotics and creams which were not working and if anything making my skin worse. I had asked to be put onto Roaccutane but was told that the waiting list could be up to two years. I could not wait this long as my skin was really getting me down and affecting my life. I googled 'Roaccutane treatment' and Botonics was the first result!! I emailed with my concerns and within the hour Bill had called me and set up a free no obligation consultation with Dr Divya. I spoke with the Dr and she explained exactly how the process would work. She explained how the calculations are worked and what she thought my treatment plan would look like. She allowed me to ask any questions (I had a lot). I then went away and thought about whether I wanted to go ahead. I spoke with my parents about this - this treatment is expensive (anywhere you go) but it is honestly the best money I have ever spent and has been a real investment in myself and how I feel.

I spoke with Bill about starting my treatment plan and then it was underway. I went to London for my baseline blood test, this was so easy to arrange and was a nice day out to London with my dad! As soon as the doctor had checked my levels were ok to continue with treatment, my tablets arrived in the post very quickly and I had started my journey! I was nervous to take the tablets as I had read so much about the side affects and some horror stories online... I have just finished my treatment and apart from a few side affects, and my lovely clear skin, I would not have known I was on the medication. My dose varied, and every month Bill or one of the team would email me to arrange my video check up with the Dr. The call was short and clear. Dr Divya would ask how I was getting on, ask about my side affects and whether I felt ok on the medication. She would then go through what my dosage would be and I would need to confirm this with Bill via email after to ensure I knew exactly what dosage I should be taking. I went through my treatment with very minimal side effects, the worst one being dry and cracked lips, but I never went anywhere without lip balm and this kept it manageable. Other side effects included slight muscle pain (not very frequently and not intense at all), dry skin and a couple of headaches, but these occurred once or twice over the 9 months and were manageable with paracetamol. I cant lie, the 'Roaccutane Purge' is real. My skin became 10x worse before it got better and I worried that it wasn't working. I was reassured by the team that this was completely normal. Of course the time frame differs for everyone, but after 6 months I did not have a single spot, and have not had one since. It is a tough process and you really do have to be patient, but the results are so worth the wait and the frustration at times. I came to the end of my 6 months and had my check in with Dr Divya and told her that I did not feel completely happy with my skin, she explained that i could extend my treatment and this is what I did. I added another 3 months on, which took me to today and I have never been happier with my skin. It is clear, bright and glowy. I had to have 2 blood tests in total, one baseline before my treatment started and a second half way through to check that my blood levels were still ok. The team were fantastic and I had a few questions throughout my treatment, mostly to do with ways to help with my side affects and they came back within the hour with ways to help deal with them. I felt completely supported the whole way through and I felt like the team really were there to make my skin perfect for me. No question was too much and I am so glad I chose Botonics. If anyone is thinking about this treatment, please do it! It is the best thing I have ever done and i am now happy and confident in my skin without makeup.

Thank you Botonics

Excellent company

5 /5

Katie McGrath

13th October 2021

I have suffered from acne since I was 11 years old, I am now in my 30's. It is debilitating some days and has affected every part of my life.
I have tried every over the counter cream and medication going and have tried prescription medicine such as antibiotics. But nothing worked.

I looked into Roaccutane on the NHS, however the wait time was very long and given the length of time I had been suffering from acne, I was looking for a more bespoke treatment plan that would be put together with care and attention.
After a lot of research, I found Botonics and was very impressed with the reviews. I decided to make contact and arrange a free consultation. At no point before or after consultation was I obligated to continue, it was completely my choice.
However after speaking briefly with Dr Divya, I immediately knew that I wanted her to be in charge of my skin. I felt that I trusted her and that she was sensitive to my concerns and confidence issues.
I agreed for Botonics to arrange my medication for me and I had it in my hands and was starting less than a week later. It was effortless and no waiting at pharmacies to order in the tablets. Bill was extremely informative and kept me right in every aspect of treatment. I never had to chase them up as Bill would send me out all the information I needed to know. I also felt comfortable that I could make contact at any point should I need to. It is a very well organised company.

I had constant support throughout and had regular phone calls with Dr Divya to check in.

Blood tests and pregnancy tests were provided and were extremely easy to do and submit.

I experienced a purge in my second month for a few weeks and have been clear since. I took a break for 2 weeks in the middle of my treatment for personal reasons and received nothing but support and encouragement from all staff at Botonics. That is part of the beauty of this company, it is all at a pace you can manage and a dose you can tolerate. I had a few side effects such as joint pain etc, but I was given expert advice on supplements to take to ease this.

I am now finished treatment and I cannot believe that this is my skin! This is the first time I have had clear skin in over 20 years. I no longer want to hide behind my hair and I have so much more confidence in myself. This treatment has been the best thing I have ever done and I highly recommend it and Botonics to everyone.


5 /5

Amonik Melaco

8th October 2021

Botonics are unbelievably good. I filled in an online form for accutane treatment, assuming I’d be waiting a couple of days for a response, and within the hour I received a call from the amazing Bill who booked me in for a consultation with their GP Dr Aya THAT SAME EVENING!

Dr Aya was so helpful, and by the end of that night I was booked on for accutane - one day!!! Getting put on accutane has taken my friends 6 months when they did it through the NHS, and Dr Aya mentioned that because of COVID, if I went through the NHS I’d be waiting for up to 2 years which wasn’t an option for me.

My blood test kit was dispatched the next day by Royal Mail first class to my home address. My blood test was super easy to self administer and all I had to do was post it off to their partner lab. That same day my bloods were confirmed and my prescription and medication filed and dispatched.

Within the next THREE DAYS my full prescription for the entire course of accutane had arrived. - what good service !!!!

I’ve dealt with acne for 5 years. Nothing worked for me properly until roaccutane. I tried all the topical creams, all the drugstore face washes and the antibiotics too. Acne really does suck and I think it takes having it yourself to fully comprehend how awful it can be to your mental health and general confidence. I wish I’d gotten in touch with a dermatologist or a professional like Botonics as I would’ve realised that acne isn’t something that you’ll necessarily just grow out of, but nor is it something you have to tolerate. Accutane is the closest thing we acne sufferers have to a cure and it really is a miracle medication

This has been the best experience and customer service I’ve had with ordering anything ever, not to mention the fact that it’s accutane which is something that usually takes months on end to get distributed to you!

My skin is crystal clear now thanks to Botonics and I couldn’t be happier with how confident I feel.
if you’re debating accutane or indeed ordering anything from Botonics, please please do it! You won’t regret a thing!

Roaccutnae Journey

5 /5


6th October 2021

I found botonics online and decided to contact them regarding roaacutane. I have previously been on roaccutane many years ago and it worked really well for me however, that was on the NHS where I lived at home. I thought about asking my GP to refer me back to the NHS however, as this was during Covid it was not an option. I also recall having to go into my dermatologist every 4 weeks for urine sample, blood tests and to pick up the next 4 weeks of my prescription which was something I wasnt going to be able to do living away from home. Therefore, I decided to go through botonics and their process from start to finish was seamless. All consultations are completed virtually meaning I didnt have to take time off work every 4 weeks to make my appointments. Blood samples can be taken from home and the appropriate equipment is sent to your door however, I am someone who is squimish with blood and I asked to go into the clinic to have my blood taken. This was convienient for me the the first time as I was going to be in London anyway where Harley Street is based. The second time I was given a list of nearby hospitals I could attend which was really good and not much distance away.
You recieve 100% support throughout the process. Bill and Dr Dyvia where at the other end of everyone of my emails and responded very quickly with advice and support when needed.
My skin is completly clear, I am so happy with the results. I would 100% choose this option of roaccutane again, everything was delivered to my door. Even after completing my course of 6 months, I have been given an aftercare plan with suggestions of topical skincare to use to make the best out of my skin.
The price for private treatment is very affordable and there are different options for paying for example I paid in 3 installments.
My experience has been really positive and I am so happy with my skin, would highly reccomend botonics and their excellent service to anyone.

Stress free, supported and practical journey with Botonics

5 /5

Sarah Jane Gilfillan

28th September 2021

I was previously on Roaccutane in 2015 and remained acne free for 4 years. Spots started to appear again and got progressively worse and due to the wait to see a dermatologist with the NHS due to Covid, I decided to go private and with the price plan it was affordable. Dr Divya is thorough, reassuring, knowledgable and makes the journey stress free. The postal blood and pregnancy tests are ideal for those who cant travel to the office. The follow up appoinments, reconforming of dosage advice, length of trearment, price plan as outlined by Bill and Cassie were thorough and well organised. The medication was sent via post meaning I was able to access the service during covid restrictions. You never felt forgotten and you were able to contact the clinic at any point and given a quick response if you had any queries or issues. I had the common side effects of joint pain and dry skin but nothing too unmanagable. As advised by Dr Divya my acne did get worse before it got better but after 3 months I was completely acne free and have remained so ever since.

Acne Problem Finally Solved

5 /5


26th September 2021

I always had issues with acne stemming from high school, thought it would pass as I grew up as it was a 'teenage thing' growing up, as the doctors/NHS etc would say, but never did.

Would have a quite an adverse effect on self confidence during those years and after, began to contact clinics/dermatologists in early 20s that would recommend things that I had already tried like creams and antibiotics, or would try to sell their own skin care products and it would usually be a cycle of that process. Found Botonics online and contacted them where I was able to get a free consultation, spoke with Dr Divya who reviewed my situation, face etc. took a blood test and once that came back they were happy to put me on isotretinoin, which was something I was hoping to be on all along as it was always recommended.

Received the medicine, instructions and all the details in quick succession from Botonics who are incredibly quick to repond to any questions/queries whether by email or phone. The experience regarding the medicine itself was good, the dryness of the face slowly kicked in after 2-3 weeks so I had to change moisturiser to combat that, lip balm for the dry lips and the occasional eye drops for dry eyes, I knew of the side effects beforehand as I was made well aware from the clinic during the consultation in advance. This would also be something they would regularly help me with throughout the treatment by giving advice on the matter.

Finished my prescription recently and there are no words to describe the skin transformation! Despite never visiting the clinic due to covid and travel related restrictions I always felt looked after and safe in their care, always had a method of communication if I ever needed to contact them. Regular check ups and blood tests which were always well organised, delivered and done on time so there was no waiting around or impatience. Never felt forced to do this or try that like with a lot of other places, I only wish that I did come to them sooner to help with my acne issues, feel a lot more confident in public/work and just a lot happier in general :). I would highly recommend Botonics as it has been an incredibly positive experience all round and I plan to continue to use them in the future!

Thank you Botonics!

5 /5


22nd September 2021

Finally, after waiting for so long I was able to treat my acne thanks to Botonics!
I started getting spots 4-5 years ago and it just kept getting worse. I tried the NHS at first but my GP kept giving me creams that didn’t work which was delaying my treatment process, and when they finally decided to refer me to a dermatologist they said that the waiting time was 5-7 months! I even tried going to a private hospital where they prescribed me antibiotics that didn’t even do anything to improve my acne. At this point, I didn’t want to leave the house in fear of my acne being apparent.
I came across Botonics online, read the reviews and decided to book an appointment straight away. I was surprised at how fast they were! I received my tablets 2-3 days after my phone consultation, and had my blood test done the following week. Everything about the process was clearly explained and I had a check-up with the doctor every month, where I was constantly reminded to book an appointment. Every time I had a question I would just email Botonics where I would get a quick response within hours of sending my email.

At the beginning of my treatment I had a purge where my spots were all coming out in the first 2 months, but they were also drying out quickly. I also had some pain in my ribs in the beginning but that only lasted around 2 weeks. Other side effects that I had were: dry lips which lasted throughout my treatment, dry eyes which lasted for around one month and a dry nose which only started showing towards the end of my treatment. I also had some rashes that appeared every now and then, but my doctor recommended a very good moisturiser which helped recover them quickly.

I am very grateful to have found Botonics and treated my skin fully within 6 months. I am much more confident in my skin now and can take off my mask without thinking that my acne would show to others. My skin looks amazing and everyone at work can see the difference. I have a young friend suffering from acne so I recommended Botonics to her and she’s starting her treatment soon!

Life Changing

5 /5


21st September 2021

I have suffered with acne most of my life, despite countless trips to my gp and a seemingly endless catalogue of antibiotics, creams and over the counter products. My gp was reluctant to discuss Roaccutane and the waiting list was huge. Feeling like I had exhausted every option the nhs could offer, I decided to look for an alternative before my self confidence and mental health deteriorated any more as a result of my skin issues.
A Google search on private prescriptions for Roaccutane brought me to Botonics. After completing the online enquiry form I was immediately contacted by Bill to arrange a virtual consultation the very next day with Dr Divya. The consultation itself was free, and no obligation or pressure to proceed, and was arranged for early evening after I had finished work. Dr Divya was incredibly thorough and knowledgeable about the medication and was able to answer all the questions I had, whilst completely putting my mind at ease.
Following the consultation, finger lancet blood test kits were sent out to my home address the next day, being able to do it this way saved so much time on going somewhere to have blood tests and appointments. The test it’s self was so easy and painless to do, and once returned to the lab via courier I was contacted by Bill the very next day to inform me that the results were ok to proceed with treatment, he detailed dosage and I received the medication in the post the day after. The process was so fast and absolutely seamless, it was such a weight off my mind after so many years of getting no where. The time from my first contact to starting my course of treatment was roughly about a week.
I have monthly calls with Dr Divya arranged for my convenience in the evening after work, to check in on how the medication is going and to discuss any side effects or concerns I have, although she and her amazing team are always available to discuss anything should I need to, and are incredibly responsive to emails and calls.
My side effects have been fairly minimal, and I honestly wish I had gone down this route sooner, any one with acne will understand the negative impact it has on your life and to be able to get treatment like this is absolutely life changing. Im half way through my treatment and could not be happier with the process so far. After the initial purge and break outs during the first few weeks my skin rapidly started to change, and has not broken out since for the first time that I can ever remember and my skin looks amazing.

Isotretinoin- Wish I'd done it sooner!

5 /5


20th September 2021

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.

For refence:

My weight: 72kg
Cumulative dose: 11,400mg- 158mg/kg
Duration: 7 months- 50/60/60/60/60/40/40

Just finished, so glad I did it!

5 /5


16th September 2021

I have just finished a 7 month course of Isotretinoin and it is definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made!

I have suffered with acne since my teenage years on and off (other than 2 lovely year-long spells during and after each of my pregnancies!) I have tried various topical treatments, oral antibiotics and contraceptives prescribed by GP but nothing to great effect and often the topical treatments made my skin red and sore and in some cases much worse. I had read lots about Roaccutane prior to taking the plunge, my plan had been to approach my GP and request referral to dermatology however they yet again prescribed me ineffective antibiotics and I was told I would be waiting up to 12 months for an initial consultation so I decided to take the matter into my own hands!

I approached botonics and within a couple of days I had my initial consultation with the lovely and very understanding Dr Divya, it was a no pressure service which didn’t matter as I had already made my mind up that this was the treatment I wanted to try. They sent the blood testing kit in the post and I had an unbelievable 2 day turn around in receiving my medication after returning my blood sample (it’s a fingerprick test).

The treatment itself was pretty smooth sailing for me, it is true you get VERY DRY but with a good moisturizing routine it is manageable. Lip balm is a must, I think I applied mine every 10 minutes at one stage! Also Vaseline in the nostrils every night (very attractive!) Other than that, the first side effect I had was a very itchy scalp which started only a few days into treatment, this lasted for a week max so don’t let it put you off! My joints have been sore on and off and I have had days where I felt quite tired but pacing myself helped with this. Perhaps the most worrying (initially) side effect for me was I did encounter some hair loss right from about a month in, I have long hair so this was very noticeable to me and I must admit I was worried however I persevered and although I am definitely still shedding more hair than usual I have plenty left and there is evidence of new growth so DON’T PANIC! One positive side effect is within a couple of weeks I went from having to wash my hair daily to only needing to do it once a week-huge bonus!!

I used to dread looking in the mirror each morning for fear of what would’ve erupted overnight, I wouldn’t wear my hair up because of the big cysts along my jawline and on my neck, I found I wouldn’t make eye contact with people and even with make-up on I felt like everyone would notice the lumps and bumps underneath - I can honestly say I just got back from the school run with no make up on and my hair up! It feels like a miracle.

Thank you Dr Divya, Bill and the rest of the team for responding to any queries I had almost immediately and for making the whole process very smooth from start to finish. Of course I am pleased to be at the end of my journey, but it’s not been half as bad as I had first expected it to be!


5 /5


13th September 2021

I've been dealing with acne for 10+ years and finished my course of Isotretinoin with Botonics 1 month ago - this is the first time in my life I've actually felt good about my skin!

Trying to get help through the NHS over the years was difficult and slow - I'd tried everything and still had so long to wait to be put on Isotretinoin. I finally found Botonics during the pandemic (since the NHS wasn't readily available I needed to look elsewhere) and the quality of service I received was a breath of fresh air. Honestly, I wish I hadn't waited so long to start looking at private practices. From start to finish, treatment with Botonics was completely stress-free and very simple even though I chose to do the treatment from home (i.e. blood tests by post, video consultations, etc.). The process was so quick and organised; I started treatment within a couple of weeks of contacting them.

The support they offer is top-tier - you can reach out through a phone call, or if you prefer emails you'll receive a response almost immediately (often within minutes!!). Their whole team is very kind and understanding, the regular checkups are really reassuring and all of the advice given is spot-on.

The only thing I wish was different was that I would've found them sooner!

Clear skin at last

5 /5

Shane Stevenson

17th August 2021

I had terrible persistent acne for years. I tried everything at the NHS to get rid of it, went to various different places for facials and treatments and nothing worked. I finally decided to go to Botonics and I am so glad I did! Wish I had done it sooner! Everyone I talked to was extremely professional and friendly. My skin hasn't looked this good in years and I feel so much more confident. Anytime I had a question about the medication/etc there was always someone who could answer my questions quickly and efficiently. I would recommend their Roaccutane service to anyone suffering from acne. It's worth it!

Transformed my skin

5 /5


16th August 2021

I’d suffered with acne ever since I could remember, it massively affected my confidence and I had tried all avenues to try and clear it - trips to the doctors, salon treatments, hundreds of pounds on skincare products that I thought were going to be THE product to answer all of my prayers. All of which ended in disappointment. Eventually I learned to live with it, accepting that was just my skin. I had researched Roaccutane on a number of occasions but always thought it was out of my reach. One evening, I came across botonics. I thought it was too good to be true! I submitted an inquiry and less than 8 hours later I received an email to organise my free consultation. This was scheduled for the following day with Dr Divya. Dr Divya really listened to me as I talked her through my skin journey and I felt like there was light at the end of the tunnel. Completing my first home blood test was straightforward and within days I had received the medication. Over the next few months, I had regular check ups with Dr Divya - she immediately put me at ease answering any concerns I had about particular side effects. It was comforting to know the botonics team were only an email/ phone call away as they were so responsive to questions I had and always on hand to offer advice. 5 months later and I’m really pleased with the results. My skin is so clear, the texture of my skin feels so smooth and I no longer feel like I need to hide my face under makeup to feel good. I cannot fault botonics for their service and support. I would recommend them to anyone looking to start their Roaccutane journey.

I've just finished Isotretinoin treatment with Botonics...

5 /5


10th August 2021

I've just finished Isotretinoin treatment with Botonics...
I've just finished Isotretinoin (accutane) treatment with Botonics and i'm incredibly happy I found them during my search for private options! They've been super helpful and very very fast at sorting everything out from the start and that hasn't changed throughout my treatment. Bill and Cassie are one email away if you need to ask a question or want to discuss anything.

The convenient blood test kits sent to my home have been a godsend during Covid meaning I didn't have to travel to their practice in London. Everything is so efficient.

The treatement itself was manageable with my dosage and for the time frame i've been taking them. Botonics are very interested in making sure you're feeling ok, not just with the blood tests but with the regular Whatsapp calls with Dr Divya. She goes the extra mile to make sure you're coping ok while under treatment and recommends lots of things to help with easing certain side effects.

I've never used a private practice before and always stayed on the NHS, but during Covid the NHS hasn't been readily available and as quick as Botonics has been and I really felt confident paying for the brilliant service they provide.

If you're thinking about using Accutane to treat Acne then give Botonics a call, they'll happily answer any questions you have, and make you feel at ease.

Great experience!

5 /5


8th August 2021

I’ve always had acne since I was in primary school and it continued till sixth form, by then I had tried all the over the counter products and antibiotics but nothing worked and it really worried me as I was developing really bad scars on my face which of course affected me emotionally and physically as it was really painful. I had contacted the NHS however I was told my first checkup appointment would be in a year which was too long to wait and so I contacted botonics dermatologist which I can say was the best decision I had made. After speaking with a member of their team, I was given a free consultation with one of their doctors a week later which was amazing. The whole process was very quick and well organised which resulted in me getting my medication within 2 weeks of joining botonics. I had scheduled checkup with my own personal dermatologist which was nice.

The treatment itself went well, I had a purge fit the first 2 months which I wasn’t worried about as I had been informed by my dermatologist that a purge was going to happen. Whilst on the medication I mainly experienced really dry skin on both my face and body which I used products like cerave lotion, cetraben ointment, burts bees and carmex for. There are other side effects as well which I was made aware about as I received lots of emails from botonics advising me on what to do if I experienced certain side effects, this made me feel more comfortable and in control.

After the treatment I can say I’m very happy with my results and would have done this sooner had I known I would have such great results, my skin looks great and my confidence has definitely increased. I am really happy I contacted botonics and I would definitely recommend them to anyone struggling with their acne.

I have been battling with moderate acne…

5 /5


28th July 2021

I have been battling with moderate acne for years which severley knocked my confidence..i had tried many treatments both prescription and natural and nothing seemed to make much of a difference.
I was on a waiting list for nhs under prescription and then covid hit! I was adamant to start as soon as I can and came across Botonics when researching online for alternative providers of the medication.

It really is the best decision i made, i have got through the 6 months with minimal side effects and am finally able to not have my skin at the forefront of my mind.

Bill and the team have been amazing and assisted me every step of the way and the payment plan helped me spread the cost of treatment.

I had regular check ins with Dr Divya who was also great and answered any questions i had.

Overall the service provided was great and professional and i would highly recommend.


5 /5

Elise Vorhaus

22nd July 2021

Amazing - they take care of you every step of the way!

Roaccutane with Botonics

5 /5


21st July 2021

When I was considering accutane I had two questions - whether to go through with it, given the horror stories online, and whether to go with Botonics. I can say yes to both. Accutane cleared my skin and apart from dryness my side effects were very minor. I think it helps to remember that those who have a bad time on accutane (who are rare) are much more likely to post online than those who have a normal time. I feel a lot more confident now! Botonics were excellent - the consultation was quick and free, i begun treatment very quickly, and it was very easy to complete my treatment during the pandemic, with the drug delivered to my home and the option to complete my two blood tests at home too. My derm was helpful - we had a monthly call and I could contact her or other Botonics staff whenever with questions. Replies were always really prompt. I can definitely recommend them! I did have a purge but my derm made me aware of this possibility and by month 3/4 I was clearly up nicely. Apart from dryness and some mild, very manageable muscle aches when I was on my highest dose, the treatment was fine. I’d suffered from moderate acne for a long time and had tried everything (antibiotics, topicals, diet, skincare products…) and am very happy I chose both accutane and Botonics.

Roaccutane fixed acne

5 /5


19th July 2021

I suffered from acne for so long was on waiting list on NHS for months and months and tried all the over the counter products and antibiotics but nothing worked.
the consultation went very well it was all quick and easy and no messing, it was all done over a WhatsApp call. The doc answered all my questions and this was all free of charge and obligations to do anything.
From when I phoned up to ask about booking a consultation with the doctor to getting the roaccutane prescription and actually starting the course, it was all very quick and within two weeks I had started my roaccutane course and after that had follow up calls and blood tests arranged to monitor my progression.
The side affects I experienced most were dry lips and corner of my lips cracking, dry flaky skin on my face mainly the nose area and I had a purge around the second week point which lasted for about a week and then I started to see a real improvement. To cope with the dry lips I used coca butter lip balms and aquaphor lip balm too which helped alot. Then for my moisturiser I used cera ve face cream to get rid of the dryness and also there hydrating face wash too.
I wish I had started this course sooner instead of going through all the over the counter products that never made any difference, this course is alot better and more effective than anything out there and would have saved alot of time and money. Its been a real confidence boost getting clear skin and I would recommend botonics roaccutane course to anyone with bad acne who is thinking of doing it.

Acne sufferer for years, Botonics have given me my confidence back!

5 /5

Zoe Nelson

13th July 2021

I have been suffering from moderate, extremely persistent acne for over 2 years now. I hit my late 20's and BAM it was acne city central on my face. I had tried everything from every topical, hormone therapy, antibiotics right down to extreme chemical peels. Literally nothing worked for me. I waited 1 years on an NHS waiting list for a dermatologist just to be told "it's not that bad, even Cameron Diaz has acne so don't worry about it". I was at my wits end. My fiancé knew how much my skin was getting me down and suggested I see a private dermatologist. After scouring the Internet and literally hundreds of reviews, Botonics seemed to be the answer. I filled in a simple form on their website to express my interest, and to my surprise I had a call the very next day from Bill to see if I wanted to arrange a free consultation with one of their dermatologists. I was booked in with Dr Divya at a time that suited me and she was so wonderful. She listed to my concerns, understood what I was trying to say and helped me make the decision to start isotretinoin. I was made aware of all the side effects and had to do a blood test in order to make sure I was healthy enough to start the medication. After this, my meds were sent out to me and I was ready to start!!

I have just finished my first month and already I have noticed a HUGE difference in my skin. I haven't had any deep cysts at all, however I have had a purge of a few little spots (which heal in 3/4 days on their own). My skin is definitely very dry and I have now become a lip ba connoisseur!! I've got another 5 months to go yet but from the results so far I am very impressed. Bill and the Botonics team are so quick to respond to any silly question I may have, and nothing is too much for them to help with. I WISH I hadn't spend so many months of my life miserable and locked away when a solution was right in front of me all this time. I cannot recommend Botonics highly enough. Please let this review help you make the right choice to just go for it, if you are in doubt please don't be, Botonics is wonderful and they are slowly giving me my confidence and happiness back!

You won't regret it.

5 /5

Will Harrisson

13th July 2021

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.

Roaccutane works, don't put it off any longer.

5 /5


14th June 2021

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.

Can’t recommend enough - Simple and supportive service

5 /5


13th June 2021

I struggled with acne for years and had tried everything under the sun. I had previously had a prescription for isotretinoin, however did not manage to finish the entire course (I travelled a lot for work and it was too difficult to make all the face to face consultations required and often couldn’t find a pharmacy which could order the prescription in while I was in London). This experience was AMAZING. Dr. Divya was so lovely to deal with and everything was so smooth and easy! I can’t recommend the team highly enough - to be able to offer such a great service totally remote is brilliant and they couldn’t do enough to help.
It was so useful to be able to reach out with any questions and have them answered so quickly and efficiently by Bill and the team. The appointments are available at such accessible times as well.

Helpful and effective treatment

5 /5


10th June 2021

I have suffered from cystic acne since I was around 13. This only got worse through my teenage years, to the point where my face was scarred and red all the time, even if I was having a good week. This really affected my confidence and my wallet as I was buying anything and everything that I thought could possibly help.

I had seen multiple GPs, some of which were very helpful (some who disregarded this as a normal part of puberty). I tried oral antibiotics/ topical creams on prescription and a multitude of expensive cleansers/ toners/ drug store acne treatments. No amount of washing or killing of bacteria through antibiotics (which are a short term treatment anyway) would get rid of it and I probably spend more than the cost of this treatment on skincare in the last year and a half.

Trying to see an NHS dermatologist in the city was difficult enough without the added complications of COVID and I was desperate for treatment. At the suggestion of a friend and a quick google search, I came across Botonics. I was initially sceptical that it may be a scam or dodgy website but after reading through dozens of reviews on multiple sites, I could only come across positive experiences and the same employees mentioned so I thought I’d give it a try.

Bill is friendly, informative and very good at explaining the process of treatment including the costs, duration, mail-kit delivery and return, and reminders for regular check-ups. He is always around for a phone call or a quick email if you every have questions or want to discuss anything. Dr Divya is a friendly, kind and very knowledgeable doctor who fielded my many questions with ease and is active on social media teaching about proper skincare herself. She made it painless to begin treatment after receiving my blood-tests and was always available to text/call should anything serious arise.

I have now finished my course of the medication and can very happily report a complete turnaround in my skin. The side-effects of dryness were acute for me since I have sensitive skin but with copious amounts of body lotion and high-strength lip balms, it was quite manageable and the results were definitely worth it.

Roaccutane review

5 /5

Shrina Patel

9th June 2021

Botonics has saved my skin! I spent years of my life suffering from hormonal acne and dealing with hyperpigmentation, however I can now say my skin has been the best it's ever been since completing treatment. When I initially contacted Botonics, I spoke to Bill over the phone who was helpful. I had lots of questions initially and Bill was very professional and answered all my questions and concisely explained the treatment plan. The monthly consultations with Dr. Divya have always been well organised prior to the appointment and the appointment were always on time, which I was very impressed with. Dr. Divya is lovely and it was really easy to talk to her and discuss any concerns I had, she always put me to ease and tried to help and advice in a professional mannerism. My advice to anyone starting roaccutane, is to complete the full treatment and persevere, the end result is worth it! I found the first two months quite difficult as my skin had got slightly worse before it got better, however by the end of month three I saw I positive change to my skin and my skin carried on improving month after month. The side effects I noticed most, was the dry lips, dry skin and joint aches when sitting for to long. The side effects have all been manageable and I even exercised most days with the joint aches. I would recommend stocking up on face creams and lip balms prior to starting treatment and to use the creams everyday without fail. The lip balm I found most helpful was aquaphor and the best face cream is Avene tolerance extreme cream. I am so glad I decided to sort my skin out just before my wedding and I'm more grateful that I decided to contact botonics. Regardless of the pandemic, Botonics have always been responsive and very well organised. Thank you for all the support Botonics and I love the results!!

I have suffered with acne for most of…

5 /5


5th June 2021

I have suffered with acne for most of my teens and 20s going to the doctors for prescriptions and nothing seemed to be working. The beginning of the year I started to think about Roaccutane and came across Botonics because of its great reviews.

I honestly can say from the start of my treatment and now being 3 months in they have been nothing else then helpful making the whole process so easy. They always reply straight away with any issues I am having and each month I have a telephone consultation with Dr Ayah who has been amazing, asking how I am and giving me such helpful tips on how to control my symptoms such as dry lips and suncreams. I have had two blood tests where I go to a lab and it is so easy and quick, getting my results within a few days. They are always up to date with my dosage each month and always catching up on how my treatment is doing which puts me in so much ease. My skin is clearing up and I feel so much more confident in myself. It is such a relief to finally find something which has worked for me and I would recommend Botonics to anyone thinking about going on Roaccutane.

My symptoms have been fine, just dry lips and feeling a bit achey. I would recommend you always put factor 50 on even when it's cloudy and make sure you always have a lip balm on you wherever you go.

I was always a bit anxious about going on Roaccutane but going with Botonics it has been the best thing.
For anyone thinking about going on please go through them as you will be in such great care and looked after so well through out the process as I know it can seem daunting.

Botonics for Roaccutane? Do it!

5 /5

Enika Liukineviciute

29th May 2021

I have suffered with painful and sporadic acne for around 8 years which I could never seem to find a solution for. As I got older, my skin went through stages of getting better and then flaring up again, which was VERY frustrating and debilitating to my confidence. The acne was very difficult to manage, as I work long hours in which my skin would often feel dry, painful, itchy and the acne would look sore and bumpy. I have tried topical creams and antibiotics through prescriptions from multiple GP’s, who often disregarded my problematic skin as a general part of puberty and said that it would pass over time. I have tried an endless list of over-the-counter acne treatments, which I probably spent more time and money doing than I would have done on treatment. This had been going on since the age of around 13 (I am now 22 years of age) and I had started to feel like every attempt was hopeless. It got to the point where it started to appear on my shoulders and upper back, which was when I knew I had to start looking into a consistent and reliable solution.

I came across Botonics after a spontaneous google search, and after reading reviews and doing a thorough research I could find only sparkling reviews. There were so many examples of situations exactly like mine, and so I thought I had to finally give it a go. I initially reached out through a quick email, and within a couple of days I had a completely free, no obligation video call consultation with the wonderful Dr Divya, who was very understanding and informative. She thoroughly explained how the treatment would work, and the possible side effects plus how to handle them. I then spoke to Bill, and decided on a payment option, the entire course of tablets was sent directly to me. Bill has helped me through the entire process so far, and has responded promptly to any enquiries I have, no matter what they’re regarding, in a professional and helpful way. As I mentioned, I work very long hours and so I’m not the most flexible person it terms of time; this however was never an issue and I have never had to alter my schedule for the treatment. The whole process has been straightforward, easy and very impressive.

In terms of the medication itself, I am so happy with my results so far. There was an initial ‘purge within the first week, which was as expected. For me, this didn’t last long at all. My skin and scalp were very dry, however with a healthy amount of moisturiser and other bits recommended to me from Botonics, this passed very quickly. The only notable side effect I still notice is dry lips, however this is manageable with a good lip ointment and applied regularly. In terms of the dry skin that seems to be the most common side effect, I have managed to avoid this following a very strict regime. During your consultation, I would definitely recommend asking for product recommendations. I’d say the MOST important thing is to wear a very generous amount of SPF EVERY day and to carry a lip ointment everywhere. I have avoided wearing makeup (because I genuinely don’t feel like I need to anymore!!!!), however for when I do, I just switched out my old matifying products for moisturising ones (I had very oily skin before beginning treatment) and this was fine!

Overall, It has all been so worth it! Now that I have had the treatment for a few months, I see nothing but positive results. My painful cysts have now stopped and my body acne has completely cleared up. The scarring and pigmentation on my skin has also reduced and overall, my skin is unbelievably smooth. I would 100% recommend this to anyone, and I WISH I had done it sooner!

Wish I had done it sooner.

5 /5

S. Smith

26th May 2021

I have suffered from terrible cystic acne since I was around 13, this only got worse through my teenage years to the point where my face would crack and bleed throughout the day. This not only affected my confidence but also my work (wearing a climbing harness caused my body acne to split and become infected).

I had seen multiple GPs, some of which were very helpful (some who disregarded this as a normal part of puberty). I tried oral antibiotics/ topical creams on prescription and a multitude of expensive cleansers/ toners/ drug store acne treatments. No amount of washing will treat a medical condition and I probably spend more than the cost of this treatment on skincare every year.

I have tried to push for Accutane for the last 5 years or so however, moving around the country a lot for my job means changing GPs roughly every 6 months. This has made it nearly impossible to get a referral to a dermatologist to even be put on the 2 year waiting list. At the age of 27, and with the current pandemic, I had given up hope of treatment.

After a quick google search, I came across Botonics. I was initially sceptical, there seems to be a lot of "dodgy" websites when it comes to the cosmetic industry however, I searched and searched though Trust Pilot, Free Index, What Clinic and could only find positive reviews. There were many well written examples of people's experiences and I thought why not at least contact them to find out?

I spoke to the wonderful Bill who has helped me through every step of the way. Always quick to answer emails and phone calls and will call back asap if I've left a message. Cassie and Michelle on the team have also been prompt in replying and booking appointments for me.
The whole process has been easy and straightforward. Botonics are running a very impressive operation, I have never had to chase them on any issue, their responses have always been professional, immediate and helpful. I would recommend accutane and Botonics to anyone who asks.

Within a couple of days I had a free, no obligation initial video call consultation with Dr Aya who was very knowledgeable and informative. She explained how the treatment works and affects the body and the possible side effects and how to mitigate them. She concluded that I would benefit from a 6 month treatment. Once I had again spoken to Bill and decided on a payment option, the full course of tablets was sent to my address.

As for the actual medication, I am over the moon with my results so far. There was an initial "purge" which is to be expected, this is your skin turn over increasing and getting rid of all the gunk from deep within. For me this lasted around 10 days. I had an awfully itchy scalp for the first week however liberal amounts of moisturiser applied directly to my head seemed to help. So far I've managed to avoid the super dry skin that seems to be the most common effect by following a really strict moisturising regime day and night, my skin will absorb layer upon layer of the thickest moisturisers. I would definitely research and stock up on the best products to use while your skin is a little more sensitive. The best advice Botonics gave me is to use COPIOUS AMMOUNTS OF SPF50+ SUNSCREEN, even on cloudy days or while in the car. I would highly recommend carrying lip balm with you everywhere, cracked lips are the one thing I'm having to really work on to mitigate.

All of this though has been so worth it!
I saw positive results by around 3 weeks, my deep painful cysts became less frequent and have now stopped. My body acne was the first thing to clear up, this was almost immediate and my skin feels super smooth and soft. I'm 3 months in now and I haven't had a white head for about a week. With the lack of new spots, my scars and pigmentation are fading and my skin actually looks like skin.
Where previously I would have layers of makeup just to feel human, I have now stopped wearing any foundation/ concealer, just a little powder to matte the moisturisers before heading out.

Those who have experienced the pain, low self esteem and lack of confidence that severe acne can cause, will understand when I say I looked into the mirror and cried happy tears for the first time at my own natural reflection.

Botonics Roaccutane Treatment

5 /5


17th May 2021

I had previously suffered from acne lesions on my face that was diagnosed by a dermatologist. After discussing possible treatment options, I was recommended Roaccutane as a possible treatment option. As this was during the pandemic, there was a long wait time to begin treatment with the average wait time being a couple of months as a minimum. As I wanted to start treatment immediately, I had to find a Roaccutane provider that would allow this. This is when I discovered Botonics through a quick Google search. It had really high reviews so I was interested to see what they could offer. I then contacted Botonics and was put in contact with Bill who was very helpful in explaining the process of treatment which included: costs, treatment duration, and logistics of regular check-ups. Bill is always a short phone call or email away making it easy to contact him during treatment. Shortly after, I was put in contact with Dr Divya who had an initial consultation with me to discuss the suitability of Roaccutane based on my symptoms. She was more than happy to start me on an initial course of Roaccutane, provided my baseline level blood tests were suitable to allow treatment. The best thing was that I was allowed to start ASAP since my initial blood tests were okay. I am now 2 months into my treatment and the results have been amazing so far. For the first 2 weeks there was a fair bit of dryness and some initial purging however from week 3 onwards the results have been remarkable. All the lesions have cleared and my skin has got much clearer and I couldn’t have hoped for better results so far. I am hoping this continues through to the end of treatment and after. Also, the side effects have been much more manageable than what I read before starting treatment.

I have suffered with acne for most of…

5 /5


11th May 2021

I have suffered with acne for most of my 20s going back and forth from the doctors for prescription creams/tablets with none having any effect. A few months ago I got absolutely fed up and disheartened of constantly spending hundreds of pounds on skincare that did nothing for my skin and decided it was time to do something! After lots and lots of research I found Botonics and saw all the great reviews, I reached out to them and had my first consultation with Dr Divya, who made me feel so at ease and for the first time I actually felt confident that my acne could be rid of! Fast forward 3 months and my skin is drastically so much clearer and healthier! The whole process has been so straightforward and easy, my consultations have been over video call (due to Covid), my blood tests have been delivered to my door as well as the tablets, making the process so convenient and easy. Bill who I have dealt with for the whole process has been so helpful and understanding and it’s so reassuring to know he’s always at the end of a phone or email.
As for the treatment itself, I have had no serious side effects apart from dry skin and lips which has been easily resolved with products recommended by Botonics.
I honestly wish I had found Botonics and started this treatment sooner! I cannot wait to finish my treatment and see the end results as the results I’ve already had 3 months in are so remarkable!

Kind, professional & life changers!

5 /5

Mary Jane

7th May 2021

Botonics have been amazing. From the moment I enquired, they have been nothing but professional, understanding and supportive. Being 28 years old and STILL suffering from acne, triggered a lot of shame within me – it’s difficult for me to even talk about as it had caused a lot of emotional scars. When I had my initial consultation, Dr Divya was so understanding and patient with me . . . she reassured me that she had “seen and heard it all” and that there was “nothing for me to be embarrassed about”. This is also my first experience of private, non NHS medical services and let me tell you – you get what you pay for. They are thorough, quick and so incredibly organised. At no point whatsoever, have I had to chase them, ring them or jump through a series of entirely pointless hoops. They gave me the information and the tools I needed to start my journey, and have been supportive ever since. As for the Roaccutane treatment itself, all I can tell you is “WOW”. I’m only 3 months in, and the transformation is incredible. My friends and family have all commented on how fresh my complexion has looked. I get hardly any spots now, and when I do, they are tiny and vanish in a day or two. My advice with regards to the side effects, is ‘prevention is key’ – start with the heavy duty moisturizers, 2.5l daily water intake and Aquaphor ointment BEFORE you start the treatment, rather than when the medicine ‘kicks in’. I have had almost no problematic side effects and I put it down to this. Bill, whom deals with the business side of things, is also equally professional and helpful and has made the process as smooth as possible. I know people are generally inclined to ‘shop around’, but like I said – you get what you pay for. They are a good and trustworthy clinic and I would 100% recommend!

Botonics for Accutane is a fantastic experience!

5 /5


5th May 2021

Since lockdown first began in March last year, I began suffering my second spell of acne. The first spell I fortunately healed with benzoyl peroxide - but after trying acnecide again, antibiotics, and various other recommended methods to no avail, going through a lot of sadness, self-blame, and social withdrawal in the process, I needed a more permanent solution to ensure this never happened again. Unfortunately, the NHS waiting time for accutane was to be 6 months - I was so down, knowing I had to pointlessly go through many more months of acne, potentially risking more scarring.
This all just shows you how great Botonics is, and how lucky I was to have found it. I found them on reviews online, and sent them a message anxiously - I had a video appointment with a Specialist Doctor the very next day. After going through a simple postal blood test to ensure it was safe for me to take it, I received my entire accutane supply to my door within two weeks of my first message. In the six months it would have taken me to have had my first NHS appointment, I will finish my entire course of accutane, and surely will have clear skin.
If you can afford it, it is a no-brainer - the price is worth the freedom it gives you. I am now two months into my course, lucky enough to have had no side affects, and any concerns or worries I had were always responded to by Bill in a kind and informed manner, while my appointments with the Specialist Doctor were always smooth and informative. All my accutane was even delivered to my door at once, meaning I didn't even have to go to a pharmacy to get my order. The whole process has been so smooth, and I am already seeing changes. If you are suffering with acne and are able to afford this, I highly recommend Botonics! I am incredibly thankful to have been lucky enough to have found them, and to everyone involved for improving my life dramatically.

Magical experience

5 /5


22nd April 2021

I had been suffering severe acne for about 6-7 years now, I had tried many topical treatments, spent so much money on expensive skincare products but nothing worked for me. I was also on the waiting list for Roaccutane with the NHS for a couple of months but the waiting queue was very long there that I never got an appointment, until this day. It was when I was almost about to give up on my skin that I found out about Botonics. I first filled out a consultation form and Bill got back to me on the same day and arranged for me to meet with Dr Divya. After about two weeks of contacting Botonics, I started my Roaccutane treatment. Not does only Botonics have great service they also deliver everything to your doorstep which made things easier for me because I didn't have to travel to get my prescriptions. They also do all checkups through the phone so you do not have to visit the clinic every month for your consultation. I was worried that I was never going to be able to treat my skin condition during the pandemic as the NHS was taking long and every other clinic was closed. However, Botonics saved my life. Bill and Dr Divya are very kind and understanding, they treated me really well. Whenever I have a query I email Bill and he never fails to respond fast. Dr Divya also checked up on me every month and was really understanding and comforting. I am on the third months of my Roaccutane treatment now and I already see a lot of improvement. I am feeling a lot more confident in my skin and in myself. Seeing my skin improve after having suffered so many different issues with my skin is honestly the best feeling ever, and I truly want everybody to feel as confident and beautiful in their skin as I feel now. All thanks to the Botonics Team!


5 /5

Amonik Melaco

8th April 2021

Botonics are absolutely unbelievable. I filled in an online form for accutane treatment, assuming I’d be waiting a couple of days for a response, and within the hour I received a call from the amazing Bill who booked me in for a consultation with their GP Dr Aya THAT SAME EVENING! Dr Aya was so helpful, and by the end of that night I was booked on for accutane - one day!!! Getting put on accutane has taken my friends 6 months when they did it through the NHS, and Dr Aya mentioned that because of COVID, if I went through the NHS I’d be waiting for up to 2 years which wasn’t an option for me. My blood test kit was dispatched the next day by Royal Mail first class and my blood was confirmed and my prescription and medication filed and dispatched. This has arguably been the best experience and customer service I’ve had with ordering anything ever, not to mention the fact that it’s accutane which is something that usually takes months on end to get given!!
if you’re debating accutane or indeed ordering anything from Botonics, do it!

Excellent Service and Results

5 /5


24th March 2021

Unfortunately after a first round of Accutane treatment at a low dose in another country, my acne returned almost 100% about 9 months later. I was not sure if I'd be able to find treatment during COVID. Thankfully Botonics was available and had an already well-established treatment process adjusted to ongoing COVID precautions/ restrictions.

After a consultation to see if Accutane was still an appropriate treatment, my Botonics dermatologist explained the entire treatment plan and the steps that would be needed and when. Appointments are done over WhatsApp at convenient times that fit around my work schedule. Blood tests can either be done by mail or by going to the central London office. I opted for the office tests, and it only takes a few minutes and I was the only customer present for a test.

One of the most convenient things has been to receive all the medication prescribed at once, since I travel frequently for work and the medication is not always available at pharmacies. Botonics then checks in on how treatment is going and adjusts the dose as needed.

Email correspondence with Botonics staff has been extremely helpful, with fast replies and excellent service and coordination. So happy to have found Botonics, as my acne has already improved greatly and their advice and treatment plan has been more thorough than my previous dermatologist.

Persons suffering from acute acne know how much clear skin can make a difference in your daily life, and I have confidence than Botonics will keep working to find a solution for me until the acne has subsided. It is such a relief to have clear skin soon and know that I can manage treatment with Botonics from anywhere in the world, due to their remote treatment modalities. I highly recommend their services if private treatment is an option for you.

Amazing service provided by the team

5 /5


15th March 2021

Bill and the team have provided great, efficient service. Having previously suffered from mild acne for majority of my adult life I decided it was time to act so I can feel so much more confident about going into world and having to not worry about wearing foundation and not feel conscious about how imperfect I would appear.

After being referred to a dermatologist by my Doctor I was advised it would probably be approximately 7-8 months until I was actually seen and even upon being able to secure an appointment it was not guaranteed that I would be given medication as my acnes was not severe. This encouraged me to start looking at private clinics and luckily, I came across Botonics.

Since contacting Botonics till date I have received the upmost professional, friendly and efficient service that I could ever have hoped for. From initially contacting them in regards to the booking a consultation upon receiving my medication and thereafter, I cannot fault Botonics in any way in how they operate. They really take their time to understand the clients and how to look after their needs. I really enjoy the way they listen and give recommended advice based on individuals even if any challenges have arisen. They are always on hand to respond to me promptly and this exemplifies in my opinion a great company.

I always look forward to my monthly appointments with Dr Divya as she gives me reassurance and support. I am in no doubt whatsoever that skin is in a much better condition and now always looks and feels amazing thanks Botonics expert care. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

I have absolutely no concerns about Botonics to anyone and believe this was the best decision I have made concerning skincare. Thank you to all the team and I would highly recommend to anyone to use their services.

I recently contacted Botonics as my…

5 /5

Saniya Akhtar

1st February 2021

I recently contacted Botonics as my skin has been really bad for a long period of time. I have previously been on accutane but my acne came back within a year. My self confidence and self esteem was really bad. I don’t like showing my face or even going out it just put me down and especially in this lockdown it’s hard to even get through to your GP. After researching on the internet I discovered Botonics I was so happy because I couldn’t believe the service they provide to their patient which is so easy and less of a hassle. I contacted them straight away and spoke to a person called Bill he told me as to how the process works and what is required for me which seemed perfectly fine as I have already been on accutane before. I was then booked in for a video appointment with the dermatologist and she was honestly so lovely and helpful and I told her exactly how I feel and she understood as how I felt. I would definitely recommend Botonics to anyone who is suffering with acne like myself. Best decision I have made and I have also started my medication recently I’m so excited for the outcome of this! Thankyou so much Botonics for your service!!

Really good services for Roaccutane

5 /5


20th January 2021

I contacted Botonics hoping for a Roaccutane treatment after failing to get a hold on the NHS dermatology service (the waiting list for Roaccutane is unbelievably long). I researched which clinic was offering the treatment and Botonics was the only one I saw which offered a first consultation free of charge. 12h after my first email I was already in touch with Bill who booked an online appointment with the Dr Divya. The consultation went very well and the treatment process and costs were clearly stated, same as on their website. I only waited two weeks before the initial consultation and the beginning of my treatment. Since then it has been going extremely smoothly; both Bill and the Dr Divya are extremely kind, professional and responsive. As I started my treatment during covid I had to get 2 blood tests at the lab, but the appointments are made online and I received the medication at home so it's really efficient. The communication by phone or email is extremely good as well, it is very easy and fast to get to speak to someone. I'm in my third month of Roaccutane and I'm really happy, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the clinic for this treatment.

Life Changing Service, THANK YOU BOTONICS!!!

5 /5

Czarek Wisniewski

20th January 2021

I first came into contact with Botonics after I explored all avenues in regards to Acne treatment with the NHS. I tried everything and I mean EVERYTHING and nothing seemed to be working. I consulted with my GP after I researched about Roaccutane and she advised me in order to be referred to a dermatologist on the NHS I'd be expecting a minimum of a 6 month wait, however, I simply couldn't take the anxiety and insecurity anymore. I booked a consultation with Dr Divya online and within hours I received a video call, after speaking for around 15 minutes I became more knowledgeable about my condition then ever before, Dr Divya immediately put my mind at ease and restored my hope in clear skin. Following up my video call consulation I received a phone call from a gent called Bill, whom I couldn't speak more highly of. Bill is always an email or phone call away, he's very knowledgable, experienced and easy to talk to. 2 days after my blood test I received my first batch of Roaccutane and I can easily say, 2 months in, this is the best decision I've ever made in my life. Words can't describe how grateful I am for this life changing service. From the consultation to starting treatment in less than a week, couldn't recommend more!

Roaccutane treatment

5 /5

William Stacey

18th January 2021

I approached Botonics with enquiry about my acne, and undertaking Roaccutane treatment. I had tried for a while to receive further treatment with the NHS after a few unsuccessful topical treatments, but without success. The process had been held back by covid, and I believe they have stopped offering Roaccutane treatment during covid.
As soon as I got in touch with Botonics through their online request form, I was instantly contacted and booked onto a free telephone consultation with a specialist. Beforehand, it involved sending up to date photos of my acne, along with a past medical history and details of previous treatments.
The consultation was very helpful and covered the different options, to which we decided Roaccutane was the best option.
Unlike other medical services, the turnaround was very quick and only a day later I was making the next step to begin my treatment. The costs were clearly laid out, without hidden costs.
I proceeded to be put in contact with the lab for an appointment to receive a blood test. They were able to book me in straight away, despite it being over the Christmas period, to receive the test.
Once the results were finalised, I proceeded with treatment. The medication was quickly and easily sorted and the cost for this was clearly laid out at the beginning of the treatment.
I am only at the very beginning of my Roaccutane treatment and I’m very positive for how things will unfold over the next few months.
Both the specialist I have seen, and Bill, who managed my appointments and administration, have both been very helpful and efficient.
My skin has calmed down and the red spots have become much smaller. I look forward to seeing how the next few months unfold, and if my improvements continue whilst taking Roaccutane.

5* Level of service

5 /5


5th January 2021

I went to Botonics after being put on a long waiting list due to COVID by the NHS and my GP. Bill and the team have been incredibly professional and they are very responsive and happy to answer any questions you have over email or phone. The at-home blood test kits have been a life saver and its really saved me the time having to go all the way to central London to conduct these. I can't fault Botonics' professionalism and I highly encourage anyone who needs Roaccutane treatement to talk to Bill and get a free consultation.

All my appointments have been over Whatsapp video call with Dr Joshua and the availability is very varied, so I can book these at times and dates where its most convenient to me. I've had to cancel previously before the 24 hour cut-off and Cassie is incredibly understanding and helps you organise another appointment more suited to your availability. The price of the treatement is very well advertised on Botonics' site and wasn't being hidden from the public's eye like many other private health services.

I originally had a free consultation within one week of emailing Botonics with my interest and then I only had to wait another 1 week before my blood test kit arrived, this was then turned around in 2 days so in total from finding Botonics online to taking my first pescription it was 2.5 weeks, with the NHS Dermatologist I was estimated to have a 17 week wait just to speak to the dermatologist.

I definetly recommend if people are struggling with the NHS Dermatologists and want to enquire about Roacctuane with Botonics to email or call up and Bill will be more than happy to explain the process and any pricing plans with you too.

Accutane treatment

5 /5

Claire T

30th December 2020

My son is 17 and was on the NHS waitlist for Accutane at the start of lockdown. He was really disheartened when he learned that his treatment would not be able to start but his dermatologist has hoped to see him around April/May time. By April it didn’t look like things were opening up at all so I started to research private options.

When I found Botonics, I was pleased to see that the price of treatment was listed on their website- always a plus in my book. I then went to read the reviews and was really struck by how glowing they all were.

I decided to contact Botonics and got an email straight back from Bill (on a Sunday). We had a chat and set up a video consultation with my son and Dr Joshua which was free of charge. It was so professional and seamless and I really felt we were being given the best advice with no pressure at all.

We had blood tests done remotely and my son started his treatment on accutane within a week of my first email. We had the drugs sent directly to us as well. We have just finished the 6 months of treatment and my son’s skin is amazing. He has a bit of scarring but it is fading already and his skin is completely free from spots. The worst side effect was probably the dry lips which he had throughout but they were definitely a price worth paying.

We had regular video consultations and blood tests throughout- everything was done remotely as we are in Northern Ireland. Bill & Dr Joshua were amazing to deal with and I would not hesitate to recommend Botonics to anyone. They always got back to us straight away and my son found Dr Joshua really easy to talk to and helpful.

We are still waiting on the call from our local hospital to schedule my son’s dermatology appointment so we definitely made the right choice to go private! We are lucky we are in a position to do so and doubly lucky to have found Botonics.


5 /5

Liberty Catton

21st December 2020

Botonics have been nothing but amazing from the day I enquired about this treatment. I chose to go private due to the long wait list of the NHS and I have not regretted it since.

I enquired, got a blood test and started my treatment all within two weeks, during a pandemic that is pretty outstanding. They are nothing but attentive.

My specialist, Dr Divya is extremely professional but also puts you at ease during your consultations. My monthly consultations with her are always prompt and booking a consultation to suit my needs is not a problem either.

Treatment was provided as soon as I got the green light and Bill is constantly in touch. My blood tests are a quick turnaround with Botonics ensuring I get seen on the same day.

I am three months into my treatment and I have not regretted it since. My skin has improved and I am so glad I chose Botonics for this treatment.

All the fees are transparent and you definitely get what you pay for.

Roaccutane treatment

5 /5


13th December 2020

I’m very happy with their service. The whole team was amazing especially Bill and Dr Joshua. I was very sceptical at the begging but the treatment worked very well for me. I was on the treatment for 6 months and I’m writing this review 2 months after my treatment. I don’t have any active spots for more than 3 months. If you’re hesitant about the clinic, please don’t. The clinic was very accommodating during this difficult time. Forgot to mention that I started my treatment in April, during the lockdown and they were the only clinic that called me back. All my consultations were online and even my prescriptions were delivered at home. I will definitely recommend it to others and thank you once again.

Really good service

5 /5

minaaa basharrr

4th December 2020

I've been with Botonics for about two months and their service has been exceptional. I was initially going to start the isetretinion treatment through the GP however due to covid I wasn't able to take that route which is when I turned to Botonics which took less than a week to give me a free consultation to advice on what's best for me, take a blood test and send of the pills all within a week. Nevertheless, Botonics also helped me with any enquiries that I had due to their fast service over the phone and email. Im very happy with my accutane journey so far and look forward to the future.

I thought I would write a review about…My accutane treatment

5 /5


3rd December 2020

I thought I would write a review about my experience with Dr Joshua and team. I started my accutane treatment at the beginning of the first lockdown. After suffering with adult acne for years I thought I would try an alternative to the nhs. As we all know you have to wait quite a while to be seen in regards to acne. I emailed Botonics for my first consultation, which was via video the next day. Within 7 days of checking my bloods I started my treatment under the care of Dr Joshua. The process was straightforward, everything was explained about what to expect and any worries I had were put to rest. The care I have received with the Botonics teams has been impeccable. If you are struggling with acne and would like the best care in London I would highly recommend Dr Joshua. My skin now 6 months later is clear and glowing this has helped my confidence so much. Thank you Dr Joshua and the whole team.

Exceptional service for a miracle acne treatment

5 /5


26th November 2020

When browsing online to find out more about private services that provided Roaccutane treatment, botonics popped up, full of positive reviews - so positive (compared to the other far and few across the UK) that I was almost sceptical. Yet, 2 and a half months into treatment, the service has been as professional, pleasant and smooth as I had previously read.

First, I would have gone through the NHS. But, in absolute desperation, as I'm in my late 20s, my scarring is significantly more severe and waiting for 6 months+ just for an appointment was not feasible. Also, when I tried this treatment over 6 years ago (it really is a miracle drug, flawless clear skin for 5 years), the NHS give you a month's worth of the prescribed drug per monthly appointment. If they can't see you within a month (happened a couple of times), and there are gaps in-between the medication (which is really not good), you experience all the early unpleasant side effects of the medication again and again (dry skin and bone aches). Botonics avoid this ordeal by sending it all at once, covering all the months - perfect for lockdown covid-times when our appointments keep getting postponed!

So, saving face (quite literally), I emailed in, and within a few days, they had already booked a non-pressurising (and free!) consultation to go over treatments and whether Roaccutane was the best course of action. As it was, Bill very kindly explained payment approaches (IUD saves you money), and patiently waited for my transfers and the information that I had to provide upfront. Under two weeks later I had already begun the medication and my skin has improved dramatically over the last two months. My face is now completely clear, just cystic acne on my neckline and neck to go - but you can visibly see the gradual transition to clear skin almost daily!

Over the last couple of months, Bill and the team have been extremely kind, accommodating and patient despite my own shortfallings as a customer/patient (messing up blood test kits as I live on my own and mainly my slow replies due to large workload). 10/10 would recommend.

My Roaccutane journey

5 /5

Aisha Hussain

12th November 2020

For months I have been researching different clinics to finally start my roaccutane treatment. After having many years of disappointment from dermatologists and being on the NHS waiting list which was never ending I finally opted to look into it myself as it was something that affected me in my day to day life. I found botanics on my search and was amazed by the good reviews. I put my enquiry in and was contacted on the same day, which I did not expect at all. I was then able to have a free consultation with Dr. Joshua who has been so amazing throughout this process. I explained how I felt and what it meant for me to start this treatment. He was very understanding and assured me that we can do something about my acne.

My whole life I hated looking in the mirror due to my acne, I have tried everything you can think of! To topical treatments and antibiotics which did nothing for my skin. I knew going with botanics was the right step to take and although I was hesitant, I know this has been the best decision I have made!

I spoke to Bill on the phone and he answered any questions I had regarding the process. Once the free consultation was set up, I had my blood test and pregnancy test. Within days I was sent the roaccutane tablets and started my course straight away. I was so happy with how quick everything was set up.

The team are botanics are very organised and friendly. Emails are sent when I need to go for my bloods etc. They also reply very quick which is always a plus!

I am currently on my 3rd month of my roaccutane process and my skin has never felt better. Everyone around me has noticed how much happier I am and how confident I am in my own skin now. I’m so glad to have chosen botanics and would recommend them to anyone who asked!

A big thanks to Dr. Joshua, Bill, Cassie and Michelle.
Such a wonderful team!

I chose to go with Botanics for the quality service

5 /5


5th November 2020

I chose to go with Botanics for roaccutane to treat my acne as I had tried multiple other treatments at the GP and nothing worked. I found the process to be really easy and clear. I firstly made an inquiry and very shortly afterwards I was speaking to a specialist free of charge. Within a week of this I was having my blood tests and then on the medication. I have also received regular check ins with the dermatologist and from the people that work at Botanics. They are incredibly helpful and very organised. This made the whole process a lot easier. I am glad I went through Botanics and it was so much quicker than I expected and very easy.

Further, the care and attention that they provide is excellent. They clearly focus on you and make sure that everything is as you expect and address any concerns. They ensure that they follow up with you as well after every appointment which is great.

Overall, it is a personal service which is transparent throughout with no pressure on you. I am so glad I went with Botanics and highly recommend them.

If you're considering Botonics for roaccutane treatment, do it!

5 /5

Clara Gibbons

26th October 2020

I have suffered with moderate acne pretty much most of my teenage and young adult life. By the time I was 25 I decided I didn't want to waste anymore of my life feeling unhappy with my skin. I went the NHS route i.e. antibiotics, topical retinoids and a 38 week waiting list for a dermatologist!! I did some research and I came across botonics and the great reviews it had. Not only that, it was a a fraction of the price of some of the dermatologist's I was coming across plus you get a free (video) consultation, winner!

From the first point of contact with Botonics and Bill it has been an incredibly positive experience for me. I felt listened too and I felt as though they really saw me as an individual and my story.

Everything is super organised, easy to navigate and understand. The team are very understanding to individual's circumstance and needs. It (can be) all from your own home which, given the times we're in, is just an added bonus. The treatment can be tailored to your needs and wishes.

It is a fuss-free, simple and to the point service and that is something that can be difficult to find in the beauty/dermatology world. Everything is as it says, there is no hidden meanings or agendas behind anything. It truly is the best investment I've made and I am so glad I picked botonics.

Roaccutane can be a scary prospect and it can be a difficult journey, but when it's made so easy and smooth like It is with Botonics it really makes it a whole lot easier. I couldn't recommend Botonics, Bill and Dr. Joshua enough!

Great customer service

4 /5


5th October 2020

Great customer service, always reply instantly which made it very easy and efficient to communicate with the staff. Ready to help anytime, couldn't really get a full experience in the clinic due to covid so instead i had video calls with the doctor. Overall very happy with my results and treatment.

Roaccutane treatment

5 /5


23rd September 2020

My experience receiving Roaccutane treatment with Botonics has been excellent. The staff have been incredibly helpful and responsive, arranging appointments and medication very quickly. After my initial free consultation I decided against treatment and then when I did eventually decide to proceed staff were very accommodating. A lot of effort was put into getting all of the tests and appointments done remotely during Covid which meant medication arrived by post a week after I decided to go ahead with Roaccutane. Overall I would strongly recommend Botonics.

I have suffered with mild to severe…

5 /5

Ameerah Amman

23rd July 2020

I have suffered with mild to severe acne for all of my adult life. It began when I was in secondary school and has haunted me ever since. I have exhausted all medications possible, those prescribed by the NHS and even medical grade skin peels and facials. None of these have had any long-standing effect on my skin and if anything, have just left me feeling more deflated, like nothing would ever work. This took days, weeks, even months from my life which I cannot get back and would have continued to do so if I didn’t decide to take matters into my own hands and take the plunge with Roaccutane. I have had both the branded version (Roaccutane) and unbranded, Isotretinoin, prescribed to me and have seen no difference between the two, it is down to personal preference. I have heard about other people’s skin journeys and have researched the success rate of Roaccutane/ Isotretinoin.
Just when I felt hopeless and was about to give up – I found Botonics. After researching so many clinics, I decided Botonics was the right fit for me. After filling out the online application and having a follow up call the very next day with Bill, I soon felt more encouraged than ever to begin the process. I found the efficiency of the Botonics team to be brilliant, especially during the times of the lockdown. The clinic has adapted efficiently and have ensured any gaps in my prescriptions are minimised. They have done this by posting out my prescriptions the very same day, allowing me to receive it the next working day. They have also posted out all my required pregnancy tests and have a system whereby I can send a digital image of my results. All this has minimised my time spent outdoors and has saved me many hours on travel.
Dr Joshua has monthly video call appointments with me where we discuss my progress or concerns of any side effects. Although my journey has been slower and steady, I have seen physical improvements in my skin texture and my breakouts have been disappearing within a couple of days.
If you are thinking about trying Roaccutane, and like myself have exhausted all avenues and have been an acne sufferer for over a decade – I would highly recommend Botonics as the clinic to go for. As with this medication, its important you have the right support, and the team at Botonics have been so supportive and approachable with any of my concerns. I am excited for the remainder of my treatment and cannot wait for the final results!

I've suffer with acne for 7 years since

5 /5

Farida Miah

19th July 2020

I've suffer with acne for 7 years since being diagnosed with PCOS. I have tried so many antibiotics through the NHS over the year as that’s all they would provide. I’ve also spent thousands on topical products including Obagi, anything that was recommend to me I've tried. I was always worried about roaccutane with all the negative reviews on it but over the last few years it's been more positive so I did more research and decided it was time to go on roaccutane and say goodbye to my acne for good. I spoke to my GP who was reluctant but referred me to the dermatologist I had to wait 3 months for the appointment to meet someone who wanted me to go on more antibiotics and use more topical products from Boots. I was not impressed with this! And decided it time I take matters into my own hands.
I started to look for private clinics that offer roaccutane, looking reviews and location over processing what was on offer before I commuted, during this lockdown was implement. This is when I came across Botonics.
The process was so simple it almost didn’t seem true. I put in my enquiry the following day Bill got in touch to arrange an appointment with Dr Joshua with whom I was comfortable to discuss my acne journey who actually understood me, finally didn’t feel judge by a doctor! Within a week I had filled out my forms online went to Harley street for my blood test and was ready to go the whole process was seamless.
The blood results are available in a day and the prescription is sent out that day, yes there has been a delay is receiving my prescription but we’re living in challenging times, where we’ve all been effective by royal mail delays. So Botonics brought in a new service where they would send out the medication to reduce delays in the medication course.
I’ve also been having monthly consultations with Dr Joshua to discuss my progress, his been attentive and ensured all areas have been covered answering even the silliest of questions.
I’m 4 months into my 6 month journey and I’m the happiest I’ve been with my skin since the start of my acne journey. I can’t wait for the remaining stubborn acne to clear out and finally have perfect skin.
I couldn't recommend roaccutane enough to those who are suffering with acne and Botonics should be your chosen clinic, if this is their service during lockdown imagine how good they’ll be when we go back to ‘normal’

MOST convenient way to access Isotretinoin/Roaccutane!

5 /5

Victoria Johnson

19th July 2020

This is the most convenient way to access Isotretinoin/Roaccutane! The thought of not being able to access medication during lockdown made me really panicky, but with Botonics:

- Prescriptions, forms I needed to fill in (with return envelopes including free postage) and pregnancy tests were sent to my door.

- Two private blood tests were included in price meaning I was able to have the consultation for my new prescription the following day if I needed.

- I was able to pay over a few months meaning I didn't need LOADS of savings.

- WhatsApp video call consultations mean I can still speak to my doctor without having to take time off of work or travel.

- They always email in advance with available dates and times and reply quickly if you have questions and to confirm appointments.

They've helped me so much when so many other places had failed me. Please read below to hear what I wish someone had told me:

I have tried everything to get rid of acne. TCA face peels, creams (Duac, Differin), all of The Ordinary's recommendations etc. EVERYTHING. I've wasted thousands of pounds before considering Roaccutane.

I know some people have horrific side effects. My sister struggled, however mine have been absolutely fine. Some dryness and heightened emotions around the time of the month - that's all. It's different for everyone.

This time last year, I was on my third try of Tetralysal (Lymecycline), prescribed to me by my GP. Every time I went on it, it was less effective and every time I came off of it my breakouts were worse. The spots on my face were large, swollen, red and painful. And frankly, awful to look at. Even though I tried not to touch my skin, ensured I had a different pillow case and washed my make up brushes after every use, they still came. By October my self-esteem had hit rock bottom and looking in the mirror would cause me to have multiple break downs throughout the day. I would avoid social events so no one could see me, I would position myself with my back to my boyfriend whenever I could so he didn't have to look at me and I would wear make up to bed if he was there (only making it worse, of course).

I went to my GP and asked to be referred to a dermatologist. There was an appointment available in the next 28 days (taking us into November). I went to my appointment, but only saw a nurse who made me take off my make up and took photos of my skin. In a week or two, I received a letter which told me that I was being discharged back to my GP and they prescribed a cream. A CREAM. I was so angry and upset, I went back to my GP (taking us into December) and they didn't know why I hadn't seen a dermatologist when that's who they referred me to. They said there was nothing they could do except refer me again. This time, the quickest date I could get was over 3 months away (end of March). So I decided to go private. I'm a teacher, not the best paid job, but it was really important as I was really suffering with my mental health at the time. And it's the best decision I've ever made.

After Googling loads of dermatologists, I decided I wanted to do this properly so I thought the best person to see would work in a private hospital. I went for an initial consultation for £275 (this is FREE with Botonics) with a lady who worked for HCA healthcare. She put me on Roaccutane and after one month of using it, I came back to her and she told me how good it was that the "volcanoes" had gone. I laughed along, but inside I felt humiliated that she talked about my skin like that and it upset me thinking that other people saw my face as "volcano-like". She also told me the hospital where she worked didn't do pregnancy tests but "Boots will probably do one for you" and gave me the prescription. I went to Boots, they did not do a pregnancy test for me. This woman also did not weigh me (which is standard procedure that I found out from Botonics). She kept me on a low dosage of 20mg for longer than necessary (meaning I now have to be on these tablets for longer than required - which I also found out from Botonics)!

When lockdown happened I was frantically Googling where I could find someone to help, I was just beginning to feel comfortable in my skin again and was scared I wouldn't be able to access Isotretinoin for the foreseeable future. I contacted Botonics and a few other companies, however they were the ones to get in touch and reassure me they could help, and what's more, they told me I had not been treated properly previously. As I had already began my Roaccutane journey, they lowered the total price which was kind, and I haven't had to worry about my skin ever since. All in all, an effective and amazing service!

A positive Roaccutane treatment experience

5 /5


14th June 2020

I've had problem skin since my late teens (I'm now heading towards 50) and have tried everything over the years: lotions, potions, antibiotics. They worked for a short time, but then my spots came back. I approached Botonics a few years ago for a free consultation and was advised to use the Obagi Clenziderm skincare range (which they provided). It was the first time I had seen a medical professional who I felt really 'got it' and actually cared about finding a solution - rather than fobbing me off with a generic prescription.

The result was transformative - after just a few weeks I noticed a change, and my skin completely cleared up. It was amazing! However, after around 3 years the spots started to return. I tried a salicylic acid peel, which worked for a while, but the procedure wasn't for me. I don't have the kind of lifestyle where I can hide away for a few days while my skin peels away!

After that, the consultant who I had been seeing throughout (another bonus - it's great being able to see the same person each time), suggested I try Roaccutane. I was then transferred to a Roaccutane specialist for my treatment. My first consultation with Dr Joshua was free, to check whether I was right for treatment. He was knowledgeable, supportive and very down to earth - again, I felt like he understood what I was going through and wanted to find a solution. At no stage did I feel pressured. The process and costs were made very clear upfront, so I knew exactly what to expect.

I'm now entering the final week of my Roaccutance treatment and my skin is incredible - I haven't had a single spot for 4 months! I've seen Dr Joshua every month for a check up (via video during lockdown) - to see how I'm getting on medically and emotionally, and Bill at Botonics has been looking after the admin side diligently - organising my prescriptions and even sorting out an 'at home' blood test during lockdown, which was easier than I thought it would be.

I would 100% recommend Botonics for this procedure - throughout they have been knowledgable, professional, caring and easy to deal with. The result we've achieved is great - I have a new-found confidence now that my skin is clear.

Choose Roaccutane at botonics - 5 stars, highly recommend

5 /5


9th June 2020

I previously had a course of Roaccutane about 9 years ago when I was in my early 20's. I was free of acne for years but it had started to return to my face, arms, chest and back. Knowing that the NHS would be a slow, arduous process, I came to botonics and they were able to organise a consultation for me within a few days. I then had my blood test the next day and was on the medication in less than a week. Once Coronavirus lockdown came into force my treatment continued uninterrupted and botonics was even able to organise delivery of my medication direct to my door. My treatment is roughly 90% complete and I'm very happy with the results.

I cannot recommend more highly the staff - Dr Joshua and my coordinator, Bill. The service was personal and the process was transparent. More people should be aware that there is a private route to treat acne and they should choose botonics.

Botonics have been amazing: Roaccutane treatment

5 /5


11th May 2020

Botonics have been amazing in helping me from the get go with my Roaccutane treatment. I was previously on a course of Roaccutane through a private hospital, however it was stopped because of coronavirus, just one month into my treatment. Not wanting to stop my treatment I contacted botonics for help. My video consultation took place within 2 days (on the Friday). I was then sent to there lab to get my blood test done on the Monday (as they are shut at weekends) and they had the results the same day ! As all my results were clear, I then had my prescription sent out to me the next day. All within less than a week. The process was so quick and simple and I felt 100% confident in Botonics the whole time. I was also given credit off the price for the treatment I had already received, as I had already taken 1 month of tablets.
Communication with the Botonics team has been so helpful and whenever I have a question about my treatment they are always responsive via email or phone as well as being super friendly. Thanks to Botonics I am able to continue your treatment without interruption, which has been so important to me. I have got my second video call to check in with my treatment in a few weeks and I cant wait to continue working with Botonics for my roaccutane.

acne journey

5 /5


4th March 2020

i suffered from acne for over 5 years, i had tried everything from topical creams to antibiotics but nothing seemed to work.
i came across botonics online where i did thorough research.
i booked an appointment and was seen by a specialist very fast.
the consultation was free, my face was examined and i was asked a series of questions. i qualified for accutane which i was so happy about as i had seen amazing results from others.
i was on accutane for 6 months and i cannot express how happy i am with the results. i had very few side effects(dry skin and eyes), however i was seen every month to monitor my side effects as well as blood test to ensure every thing was ok.
the staff were super friendly and answered any questions i had and eased any worries i was experiencing.
i work full time but they allowed to book appointments to suit my convenience.

if you are suffering from acne i 100% recommend this service. i saw amazing results, had a smooth journey, was given advice on how to ease side effects, and received very helpful aftercare.

Roaccutane Experience

5 /5


19th November 2019

I have suffered from severe facial acne since I was 12. I have tried every treatment possible from peeling, birth control, laser, etc, but nothing seems to work. I have thought about taking Roaccutane before, but I was too scared about the side effects. After a few years of suffering, I finally decided to take Roaccutane treatment with Botonics. I am now into my 5th month of treatment with Dr Zokaie and I can't be more grateful that my skin has now fully cleared up and haven't been having any active acne for about 2 months.

For me personally, other than dry skin, the side effects of Roaccutane is not that bad as Dr Zokaie always make sure that I am coping well with the side effects.

My experience with Botonics has been amazing. Since I am a university student in Manchester, it is hard for me to fit in the monthly blood tests, pregnancy tests and check ups in my schedule. However, Botonics is very flexible, they enabled me to do my blood tests and pregnancy tests at my convenience and later be assessed by Dr Zokaie. This, of course, makes me easier to continue my Roaccutane treatment whilst being a busy university student.

The staffs are also very friendly and helpful. They always reply to my email and enquiry very quickly and always make sure that I am satisfied with their service. I highly recommend Botonics to anyone who is suffering from acne.

My experience with Botonics

5 /5


6th November 2019

I had suffered with severe acne on my face and back for 4 years. During these 4 years I made many trips to the GP to find a solution for my acne. I was given antibiotics and topical creams to help cure my acne. These worked for some time but were temporary as when I would come off the pills and creams I would notice my acne return. I knew i needed to find a permanent solution. I tried many lifestyle changes such as eating healthy and I even bought and tested some other creams and pills which unfortunately didn't work either. After a lot of research I came across something called accutane which many people were seeing amazing results with and completely clearing up their acne I tried to get an appointment through the NHS however through the NHS I was told that I would have to wait a minimum of 6 months to be seen.

I decided to research some private dermatology clinics and came across Botonics. I read their reviews online and they offered the best package and price for the treatment I wanted.
I called botonics and they offered me an appointment on the same week to be seen by Dr Zokaie. The consultation they offered me with Dr Zokaie was free and there was no pressure for me to decide to proceed with the treatment on the day.

My experience with Botonics has been amazing. I was so pleased with the results I had just after 2 months on Accutane. I had always been self conscious about my acne and scars and wanted to treat is as soon as possible.

In my case I agreed on the same day to start treatment and on the same day I done a blood test which is required to start this treatment and on the next day my prescription was ready to pick up. I couldn't believe how quickly everything had been sorted and I was finally on my journey toward getting clear skin and getting my confidence back.

Thank you to Bill from Botonics for being very friendly and professional with everything. From booking my appointments, taking correct payments and always being available to answer any questions or concerns I may have.

I am now on my 7 month of accutane and completely free of acne on my face and back. I still have some scars on my back due to my acne being so severe but this can also be treated through Botonics which offer a wide range of treatments for acne scar removal.

I highly recommend anyone who is also suffering from acne to look into botonics and see what they have to offer. I am really happy with my results and would recommend botonics to anyone suffering from acne.
I wish somebody had told me about botonics sooner !!

Amazing experience of Roaccutane treatment

5 /5


19th July 2019

I had been suffering with acne for the past 3 years - within the 3 years I had made several visits to the GP and been giving a range of topicals and antibiotics such as benozyl peroxide and minocycline. Everything was a very temporary remedy - so I knew I had to try something with more permanent effects such as Roaccutane. However through the NHS the waiting time for appointments for Roaccutane was up to 8 months and I didn't want to suffer for that long as my scarring and acne was getting worse by the day effecting my self confidence.
I researched many private dermatology clinics, but Botonics seemed to have the most clear and well priced package with a breakdown of prices, and appointments available within 1 week.
From the first appointment to getting prescribed Roaccutane was just under 2 weeks - Dr Zokaie (my dermatologist at Botonics) was so helpful and let me know exactly how much medication I will be taking, the side effects, how long the process will be etc.
Furthermore, when I had any queries I would email Bill at Botonics and get responses within less than one working day. The 1-1 support is great as it means I feel supported through out the whole process - the advice was also honest and straightforward which I greatly appreciated!
The monthly blood tests were also arranged via Botonics, and the process was very easy with minimal hassle.
Botonics were also able to accommodate for any schedule changes I had due to me working full time, and had a wide range of timings available for the appointments.
Overall the quick, streamlined and hassle free process really makes the whole treatment worth the money, and I would recommend Botonics to anyone looking to start their treatment on Roaccutane.

I am currently undergoing a Roaccutane…

5 /5

Jeremy Ho

8th July 2019

I am currently undergoing a Roaccutane treatment with Botonics and I would recommend it to others for a few reasons. Firstly, the Botonics admin staff make the booking process as easy as possible, both in terms of the doctor’s appointment and scheduling the blood tests. They similarly accommodated for booking changes due to my changes in my schedule. The blood tests were also really easy and convenient. Because it closes at 8pm, it gave me time to visit after work, which was very handy for me given by busy work schedule. Any queries or concerns I had was adeptly answered by the Botonics staff, whether that was by email or by phone call.

My dermatologist was also very friendly and experienced. He is a certified NHS Roaccutane consultant with many years experience with the treatment. After an initial assessment, he prescribed be Roaccutane after I passed by blood tests. He was also very patient in answering any questions or concerns I had regarding both the drug and the treatment (I had a lot of questions going forward with the treatment). Within 7 days of the initial assessment, I started by treatment, having easily filled my prescription at my local pharmacy. 

Ultimately, this streamlined process was much easier and simple compared to the most other places. Not only was it fast, everything from payment to customer service was up to point. It was also great that the initial consultation and the first two blood tests were included in the initial payment. I would recommend botonics for those who are looking to begin Roaccutane treatment, and are hoping to get through it within a short period of time, as it would usually take much longer to undergo the treatment through the NHS. With the all inclusive treatment, botonics has definitely made what would have been a stressful process as stress free as possible.

I went to Botonics for Roaccutane

5 /5


26th June 2019

I went to Botonics for Roaccutane, and they have been an amazing support throughout my experience!

Really professional, nice and helpful team. Seemingly always on call, and willing to think of ways to make monthly doctor check-ups easier and more convenient! I lost one of my prescriptions after meeting with the doctor (stupid, I know!) and the team promptly sent out a new one, very kindly waiving the charge.

I couldn't have chosen a better company to do this treatment with, and can't recommend them highly enough!

Excellent service, thank you.

5 /5


4th June 2019

I contacted Botonics for specialist treatment of Roaccutane for 11 months. I received first class treatment, and staff were very friendly and courteous when servicing me during appointments or answering any of my queries.

Thank you Botonics it has been a pleasure.

Excellent experience of Roaccutane treatment

5 /5

Anon. Customer

26th April 2019

From the beginning my experience with Botonics has been straightforward, pleasant and efficient. I was really keen to start Roaccutane treatment as quickly as possible, after growing tired of waiting for a referral to the specialist NHS dermatologist. I initially contacted Botonics after reading the information laid out clearly on their website and attended a free consultation with the doctor. It was amazing to realise how quickly I would be able to start the treatment; after just one appointment with the doctor and a blood test a couple of days later. I started my first month of Roaccutane just one week after the first appointment – something that would not have been possible elsewhere.

The clinic where I attend the monthly appointments is very professional, staff are very friendly and the doctor is extremely helpful and explains everything very clearly. I have had lots of questions about the medication itself, how it works, and what other products I should/shouldn’t be using at the same time, and the doctor has always taken the time to answer my queries even in between appointments via email. Having this 1-1 support is great.

Similarly, Bill at Botonics has been very accessible and easy to contact when it comes to arranging appointments with the doctor, making payments, and has taken the time to explain the process to me which I really appreciate. It has helped the whole process to run smoothly so far. I work full-time in East London and was initially concerned about how I would manage to attend the monthly check-ups as well as semi-regular blood tests. However thanks to their flexibility and good communication, I have been able to attend appointments before work or during lunchbreaks.

For these reasons and more, I would definitely recommend contacting Botonics to discuss your Roaccutane treatment for acne.

Excellent service

5 /5


20th November 2018

Excellent service. No hidden fees and great follow up.
Everything went really smoothly and I do not regret this decision at all. It was well worth the money.
Monthly visits are flexible and well organised as well as visits to the laboratory for blood samples.
The results have been amazing and I wish I had done it sooner!

Choosing botonics for a fast track…

5 /5


15th November 2018

Choosing botonics for a fast track private procedure of eradicating my acne was one of the best choices I made in my life!

From the start of the procedure up until now and the very end, the dermatologist was quick in responding all my enquiries. I was prescribed Roacctuane since I had acne on my back and face. It wasn't anything severe, you could just say mild. However, I wanted to get rid of it as soon as I could and experience what it would be like to have clear skin!

Botonics helped me achieve what I wanted and so much more in such a short time frame. If you're looking for a dermatologist whether it be for acne or another skin condition, you can put your trust in Botonics for a first class experience. It's said you get what you pay for and I am a sceptical person myself but at Botonics you really do get what you pay ror!

Recommend Botonics for all acne sufferers

5 /5


8th November 2018

Botonics have helped change my life in regards to my acne.
Botonics professionalism and support assisted me in my roaccutane journey towards clear skin.
I have had troublesome skin since I was a teenager, after it clearing up in my late teens/early twenties, I thought it was something do the past, however when I was 23/24, it came back and really affected my confidence as an adult. I tried everything and decided to look into roaccutane as my next option. I researched into accessing roaccutane through the NHS, however I was told I would have to wait at least 6 months until I could even be considered to begin. It was a horrible feeling and I felt lost. I began researching into private options and discovered Botonics. I read amazing reviews and a clear website addressing the questions I had in mind. After contacting to inquire, I learned that I could pay for a course, if I was able to undertake, in instalments. This was even better and I was excited to have my initial consultation and get underway.
I was contacted promptly by Botonics after inquiring and they were really helpful in providing me with everything I needed and wanted to know.
My first consultation was fantastic, I felt supported and almost excited to begin the course on my way to clear skin. Throughout the months I was replied to promptly whenever contacting Botonics and the process was made as simply as possible.
Now months into the course and almost to the end, I cannot express how much happier and confident I am in my own skin. I am thankful for botonics support when I was going though minor side effects- albeit all worth it!
It was all very easy, monthly check up consultations to see how my skin was going and then if all ok, a prescription of roaccutane for the next month. Initial two blood tests were included which was really helpful as they are required just to check that all levels were ok. I had no problems at all and it was great to know how closely everything was monitored for my overall health. It was made clear to me that I could contact them at anytime which was lovely to know.
I can not recommend them enough!
Thank you Botonics!

Amazing experince

5 /5


27th March 2018

i cannot recommend botonics enough. As someone who have been suffering with moderate acne for about 5 years and having tried every other medication before , i felt like it was time to see if i qualified for Roacutane. After having a pleasant chat with DR Goyal who put me at ease and explained everything step by step, it made me feel very confident in starting the treatment. Everything was sorted very quick and within 2 weeks i had my medication. There is constant communication between me and botonics and they always ready to help when i have any questions.

Roaccutane 5 *s

5 /5


31st January 2018

I was nervous about beginning my Roaccutane treatment. I had perfect skin for years and suddenly in my mid twenties I began to get acne and couldn't understand why. I was really suffering and unhappy, I lost my confidence and just felt low and depressed. Roaccutane gets a bad press for the side effects, but I would happily have these side effects because it really works. My skin is totally clear, I feel like myself again and have lost all the worries that I previously was plagued with. Dr Goyal has kept me informed every step of the way and has shown genuine concern and happiness for me on this journey - I think he's great! I would recommend anyone who is experiencing troubles with their skin to take Roaccutane, you don't need to feel miserable and down because there is a cure out there!

I have had mild acne for much of my …

4 /5


13th October 2017

I have had mild acne for much of my adult life but it was never bad enough for the NHS to prescribe roaccutane for me. This is why i went private with Botonics. Yes it is expensive but the results for me have been nothing short of amazing. For anyone who suffers from acne, you know how much it means to have clear skin and not worry about waking up and wondering how many new spots you might have developed over night. I know the drug doesnt work for everyone but it has for me. My only hope is that it stays away. Dr Goyal was friendly and knowledgeable. Bill was an excellent co-ordinator. The treatment included a blood test at the beginning. It wouldve been nice to have one at the end for a bit of peace of mind as you hear a lot of horror stories. Booking appointments was organised and responses were fast. Would use Botonics again. Thanks all!

Excellent Service

5 /5

Hilary Nicholas

24th August 2011

I suffered from bad acne thoughout may teenage and adult life tryed and taken every lotion and portion you can imagine but nothing worked. My acne was really getting me down so I went on-line and google best course of treatments/clinics to contact for acne and Botonics popped up looked at the treatments they provided for acne and booked an appointment.
I was assesed and informed that the best course of treatment was Roccutane which I took for about 12 months my acne is now a distance memory. I had a lot of scarring from my acne and I thought I would have the scars as a remineder but my Dermatologist recommended Obagi Skin Care System and it was obsolutely brillant. I have lovely clear and beautiful skin my acne is a long and distance memory. The staff at Botonics are wonderful and very professional they are highly recommended!


5 /5

Santina Valdes

19th August 2011

walk out looking absoluteley gorgeous and its pain free :)

The place to go

5 /5

Bianca L

7th August 2011

Staff is friendly, the doctor listens to what YOU want, nice comfortable environment. I had a SmartLipo procedure with Dr Joffily a couple of years ago. When I tell people it was painless, they don't believe me, but it was! After having it on Thursday, and 40 minutes of just resting, I walked to the station, got onto the train, went back to Sussex, had a comfortable weekend and went back to work on the Monday! All pain free! I didn't even take a paracetamol that weekend. I had my love handles and just below the buttocks where you get that fat stored. The results were what I expected, but it took about 8 weeks before I saw the final results. At first, you do see a improvement, but after 8 weeks, the cellulite was gone, no down time and it was great!! The really surprising thing is that after having it the cellulite was all gone. I've also had Botox treatments from Naruschka. After 4 days, huge improvement, great I've had botox many times before, but Naruschka's treatment didn't hurt at all, it was well administered, no pain at all. I noticed the change after 4 or 5 days. I've had treatments from many different clinics but I now just go to botonics because they have specialists for what you want, they listen to what you want, and want you to get a good treatment more than just make money off of you.

The place to go for a beauty fix!

5 /5


27th June 2011

I have used Botonics for a few treatments and will highly recommend the clinic. The doctors I consulted with are all very professional and knowledgeable and I have been very satisfied with the results achieved over the years.

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Risks & Complications

Roaccutane can cause severe and long lasting damage to a patient’s health, which is why blood tests are critical and why the dosage must be prescribed by an experienced doctor. For women, Roaccutane causes birth defects so they must not become pregnant while taking the medication and for several months after finishing it. The medication can cause changes in mood, and causes dryness to the membranes (skin, mouth, eyes, lips, etc.) and sensitivity to light. It can also cause serious health issues such as a spike in cholesterol, drop in Gamma GTs indicating you've developed a neutropenia, etc. Therefore, the dose must be balanced to keep these side effects bearable during the 5 - 7 month treatment cycle. Because of these risks and inconveniences, Roaccutane is a treatment of last resort when a patient has exhausted other options such as over the counter treatments, oral and topical antibiotics. The key advantage of Roaccutane is that it has an extremely high success rate in resolving acne that cannot be helped in any other way. Patients who complete the course tend to enjoy benefits lasting from several years to the rest of their lives.
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