No matter if your face has always been clear or if it has been riddled with acne and scarring, it is likely you have heard of Accutane treatment to be a miraculous cure for all things acne related, but is this really the case? In this first part, we will begin to discuss Accutane treatment, what it is, and its potential side effects.  

Accutane, also known as isotretinoin, is a prescription only retinoid that is meant for severe cases of acne. It does this through reducing oil production in the skin as well as shrinking those oil glands while preventing clogged pores.  

It is primarily reserved for when other treatments don’t seem to respond fully to the individual. Especially when cystic acne can be painful and lead to scarring, Accutane is another step. It is typically taken as a pill and full treatment is over the span of a few months. Always consult a dermatologist first whether that is about Accutane or other acne treatments! 

We hope you found this first part about Accutane treatment and what it does to be insightful for your own skin health! At The Only Facial, we pride ourselves on offering just one facial, the one tailored just for you. With our multistep experience curated to your unique skin type, conditions, and concerns, we think of ourselves as more than just a facial spa, but rather as an experience for lasting beautiful skin. Give us a call or visit one of our numerous locations in Missouri and Texas to book your appointment and find custom skincare for you today!