Will acne return after accutane?

Have you lost all hope that your acne will ever disappear? Feeling like you’re left without options but to pursue the medical route and opt for antibiotics or even consider taking Isotretinoin/Accutane? But will these really be able to offer you the relief and long term solution you’re looking for? Or are they only masking the symptoms for a short period before the condition flares up again? May be even worse than before? What should you expect and will acne return after accutane?

Treating acne with retinoids

Isotretinoin is a form of vitamin A that is used to treat severe nodular acne that hasn’t responded to other treatments, including antibiotics. 

Isotretinoin is a pill you take for four to five months. Your acne will start to improve in one to two months, and the vast majority of people are clear at the end of treatment. However studies have shown that 80% to 90% of patients experience relapse within 12 to 24 months.

Over the past nearly 20 years, I have seen patients struggle with the condition daily and many of these patients have returned for treatment after taking Accutane which offered a short term solution only. At the end they’ve reverted back to a combination of skincare and medical skin treatments, which may be a slower process, but on the long run will provide consistent improvement when it comes to reducing your breakouts. Not to mention the recent articles that were linking depression to patients taking Accutane.

Will acne return after accutane?

Hormonal acne is more likely to come back after a course of Roaccutane (Accutane) has successfully cleared it.

Although in severe cases antibiotics may be necessary. But you should try and find  the right combination of topical treatments instead. Those will address the cause of acne in the long term and also prevent it from returning. Treating topically may require more patience and take longer, but in the long run will be more beneficial for your skin and overall health.

To find the best treatment for your grade of acne; why not visit us at the Clinic where my Expert team will be able to advise you further?

How to book an appointment?

As the first step of your skin journey  at Skin Perfection, you’ll be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of  your skin.

During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy. Finally to manage your skin concerns your practitioner will recommend you  a personalised treatment plan.

Contact our team today to book an appointment.

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