Is Accutane (isotretnoin) appropriate for persistent mild/moderate acne? (Photo)
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Treatment with accutane
If indeed you have tried the treatments listed isotretinoin (aka accutane) may be a good choice for you. It is the closest thing there is to a cure for acne with about 80% of patients having no further acne after a 5-6 month course if dosed appropriately. The trend is to get away from long term antibiotics. And, topical retinoids (Retin-A, tretinoin, Tazorac, etc) have their limitations in some people. Isotretinoin is safe and very effective if administered by a dermatologist familiar with the medication. I suggest you research who in your area regularly prescribes this medication and be seen for a consultation. Good luck
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