Acne or spots. Most of us have had them at some time in our lives but some unlucky folks experience acne a lot worse then others.
Isotretinoin is a newish medication that supports and helps address the side effects of this condition.
Isotretinoin is a medication primarily used to treat cystic acne. Rarely, it is also used to prevent certain skin cancers (squamous-cell carcinoma), and can be used in the treatment of brain, pancreatic and other cancers. It is used to treat harlequin-type ichthyosis, a usually lethal skin disease, and lamellar ichthyosis. It is a retinoid, meaning it is related to vitamin A, and is found in small quantities naturally in the body.
Isotretinoin is primarily used as a treatment for severe acne. The most common adverse effects are a transient worsening of acne (lasting 2–3 weeks), dry lips (cheilitis), dry and fragile skin, and an increased susceptibility to sunburn. Uncommon and rare side effects include: muscle aches and pains (myalgias), headaches. Isotretinoin is known to cause birth defects due to in utero exposure because of the molecule’s close resemblance to retinoic acid, a natural vitamin A derivative which controls normal embryonic development.
So the reason for this post? Well this amazing Reddit user posted some pictures detailing the amazing effects this drug can have for severe Acne sufferers.
If you suffer from bad Acne, please be assured that there may be many medical solutions. Many people think there are few options available. With a bit of help. A clearer skin can be a real reality!
Remember, if you suffer from bad Acne, there are options available to you. Speak to your GP or Doctor to help you better understand your options. I love the smile on this girls face on the last picture.
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