One course of treatment will cure 80% of cases. This means that once you finish the course of treatment, your acne will not recur.

20% of patients may need a second or third course of Roaccutane.

Predictive factors for a second course of Roaccutane include-

  • Very severe acne
  • A family history of acne
  • Back acne, trunkal acne
  • Patients who do not complete a prescribed course
  • Early onset acne