I’m sure everyone has had to deal with the ever-annoying acne at one time or the other. So everyone knows what struggle acne can be. For some, ‘it’s just acne. It would go’. And truly, it ends up getting cleared in a couple of days or with a consistent skincare routine. But for some others, it is not that simple. Cream after cream, soap after soap, medication after medication, and it is still little or no change at all.
I can imagine how frustrating that could get. But just before you give up on your goal of having the skin of your dreams, you should definitely check this out.
What Is Roaccutane?
You know how Panadol is a brand name for a pain reliever that contains majorly Paracetamol? Roaccutane is also a brand name for a drug that contains Isotretinoin. So the drug is basically Isotretinoin, but is branded as Roaccutane. Joo get?
This drug is a Vitamin A derivative in form of a capsule to be used through the mouth, and it is used to treat severe acne. So, if you have the kind of acne that has made you try every clinical remedy that was prescribed to you, and you have also gone from one home or natural remedy to another, all to no avail, then is definitely something you want to try.
How Does Roaccutane Work?
We know that Acne is caused when the hair follicles in the skin become blocked by excess production of Sebum (an oily substance produced by the skin) and dead skin cells. It results in a pimple, a white head, or a blackhead. So what Roaccutane does is shutting down oil (Sebum) production in your skin. It is an anti-inflammatory medication, so it works on the Sebaceous glands and reduces its production of oil by a great deal.
And the results are said to be very impressive, I must say.
How Long Would The Treatment Last For?
To start with, Roaccutane is not just vitamin C that can be swallowed indiscriminately. It is highly regulated and you should absolutely see a dermatologist before you start using it, in fact, you can’t even get the drug without a prescription.
Although some people have to go through subsequent rounds of treatment, treating acne with Roaccutane usually lasts for 4 to 6 months, depending on what is prescribed by your dermatologist. Also, usually, within the first three months of using this medication, you would most likely begin to see positive changes. This, however, varies, as results are largely dependent on the initial severity, the medication dosage and individual factors generally. However, most times, a 4-6 months treatment plan does the trick.
How Effective Is Roaccutane?
Well, if there is one medication that I know that has been tagged with the ability to cure Acne permanently, it is Roaccutane. Research says that 4 out of 5 users of Roaccutane have clear skin after 4 months of being on the drug. If you ask me, that is pretty much effective and is definitely worth giving a try.
Does Roaccutane Have Side Effects?
A bit of research into this medication would not only reveal its high efficiency, but it would also reveal some acclaimed side effects of the medication by some of its users. Yes, just like almost every other drug, Roaccutane can have side effects, such as dry lips, dry skin, dry eyes, dry mouth, possible depression.
Although some people have a long list of what they claim to be the side effects of the medication, I would advise that you allow your dermatologist to determine whether or not this drug is good for you. This is because, more often than not, side effects are largely dependent on individuals’ peculiar responses to a particular medication. So really, there is no hard and fast rule. If your dermatologist certifies it for you, then you can use it, and be on your way to having your acne-free dream skin.
I hope you find this useful. If you end up going for a Roaccutane treatment, do let me know how it goes. I would love to hear from you.