Living with acne can be particularly difficult. It can scar both physically and psychologically. That’s why those suffering from severe acne are always on the lookout for cures that work. It’s also why we receive a lot of queries about Roaccutane.
Isotretinoin, which goes by the brand name Roaccutane is one of the most clinically effective oral anti-acne treatments. It can only be prescribed by specialist GPs and dermatologists.
At Hazelhill Family Practice, we are one of the few practices in the west of Ireland who can prescribe Roaccutane for acne. We have patients coming in from all over Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim and further afield for this treatment.
How does Roaccutane work?
As one of the few medicines that impacts all major factors involved in causing the condition, Roaccutane is used to cure acute forms of acne. It’s usually prescribed when other anti-acne therapies such as skin treatments and antibiotics have failed. It has been very successful in bringing about significant improvement in a lot of patients, as it effectively targets the following areas:
– Oil Production.
– Clogged Pores.
Roaccutane belongs to a group of medicines known as retinols, which are derivatives of Vitamin A. Owing to its anti-inflammatory properties, when its taken orally, it targets the production of different factors that contribute to acne. This includes sebum (oily substance produced by the skin) and keratin (outer scales of skin) that block pores of hair follicles.
By decreasing the size and activity of the sebaceous glands in the skin, Roaccutane reduces the amount of sebum that is produced. This stops the glands from being blocked. So the bacteria are less likely to thrive on skin.
By also targeting the production of keratin, it prevents the surface of the skin from being clogged by opening pores. Through unclogging pores, Roaccutane is very helpful in lessening redness, swelling and inflammation around the spots. This automatically improves the skin’s appearance.
There may be an initial flare up of acne when you first start taking the medicine. But signs of improvement start appearing within 7 to 10 days of treatment. Most people find that their acne completely clears up after 4 to 6 months of treatment, providing long-term results for up to two years.
How do I make an appointment with Hazelhill Family Practice for Roaccutane?
Alternatively, you can give us a call on 094 9630091.