Roaccutane or Oratane is also known as Isotretinoin and it is a form of Vitamin A. This tablet has been used for the treatment of severe cystic acne for the past 30 years and has received lots of publicity- both good and bad.
This drug is restricted for use in Australia, and can only be prescribed by Specialists. Isotretinoin is the most effective method of treating acne, however we reserve its use for cases of severe acne, scarring acne or acne that does not respond to ‘conventional methods.’
This drug treats the 4 scientific causes of acne including-
- Decreasing acne causing bacteria
- Decreasing inflammation (Zits and pustules)
- Decreasing oil production
- Decreasing black heads and white heads (keratin plugs)