Accutane, also known as isotretinoin, is used to treat cystic acne (also known as nodular acne or scarring acne) or severe acne that has not responded to other treatment. Accutane is a powerful medication that can only be prescribed by a medical professional, however despite numerous side effects, it has proven results to clear acne ridden skin.see all Skin procedures
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What to Expect
Accutane is known for its dramatic improvement of acne-prone skin but is equally notorious for its severe side effects. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after treatment with Accutane.
- Have a thorough consultation with a dermatologist
- Female patients should start birth control since Accutane can cause birth defects
During Treatment: Week 1
Patients will experience side effects at different times (or not at all) depending on their individual body, acne severity, and dosage. Within one week of starting Accutane, some patients will already experience abnormally dry lips.