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8 Reasons Why You May Relapse After Accutane

Accutane (isotretinoin, Roaccutane, Claravis, etc) is one of the world’s most commonly prescribed acne treatments.

A lot of people have turned to Accutane to clear their severe acne, or acne that has been resistant to other treatment methods. This is often people's last resort, not only because doctors aren't "supposed" to prescribe it as a first-line treatment (they would rather jump right to harmful antibiotics), but also because there is a lot of fear mongering surrounding it as a treatment. People are worried that they're going to cause serious damage to their bodies by using it, even though side effects like that are very rare. Thankfully, isotretinoin is considered safe. If you want to read more about its safety as a treatment option, check out my eBook, where I go into great depths explaining its risks, side effects, success and safety profile.

Regardless of the stigma surrounding it, systemic isotretinoin remains the most efficacious treatment for severe acne, as well as cases of more moderate acne that is unresponsive to other treatment modalities. To date, the efficacy of isotretinoin has not been superseded by any other treatment, and over two decades later isotretinoin remains the most clinically effective anti-acne therapy, producing long-term remission and/or significant improvement in many patients. This is why people opt for it - it's almost a sure thing.

Most patients who receive oral isotretinoin will be free of acne by the end of 4–6 months of treatment depending on the dose administered. However, recent clinical experience suggests that the long-term cure