Is Accutane Worth It?


Sofia Brouse, Media editor

Have you tried everything to clear up your skin? Have you tried product after product without any success? Well, it might be time to look into Accutane.

Accutane is the most advanced skin treatment in the market today; in fact, after the Accutane treatment, you will never suffer from acne again. Like everything, Accutane can have bad side effects, but the results make it worth it. Going through life with severe acne is not only painful, but it can lower your self-esteem drastically. If you suffer from cystic acne, this might be your savior. Accutane is a form of Vitamin A and it reduces the amount of oil that your oil glands produce. After the treatment is over, you will never form acne again.

To begin Accutane, you will first need to see a dermatologist if you don’t yet have one. Your skin care doctor will then look at your acne and decide if you are a candidate for the treatment or not. If you are a candidate, then your dermatologist will need to give you a rundown of the seriousness of the treatment. This includes going over a pamphlet with you about the different side effects you may experience and different steps you will need to take throughout the process. The side effects can be an inconvenience, but it is all worth it in the end.

From my personal experience, Accutane was the only thing that saved my skin. I felt hopeless because I tried so many prescriptions and I never noticed any real results. After seeing my dermatologists and expressing to them about my frustration with my skin, we then decided Accutane might be the answer. Luckily, I was assessed and confirmed that I was a candidate for the treatment. After starting the medication, I noticed major change with my skin and my confidence. I definitely recommend Accutane to anyone who feels that nothing else is working.