Patients struggling with acne who are unable to address it using traditional drugstore products, will often call Stone Oak Dermatology to talk to our team of professionals about alternative options. Acne can range anywhere from mild to severe, and those dealing with it know how problematic it can be. It can not only be unsightly but can also be painful and embarrassing. When you work with Dr. Linda J. Banta of Stone Oak Dermatology in San Antonio, TX, you can learn more about various treatment options that might work when all else has failed. One common recommendation for patients who have been unable to treat their acne using alternative treatment options is that of Accutane® treatment.
What is Accutane®, and how does it work against acne?
Accutane® (isotretinoin) is a medication used to treat acne. It is a powerful drug that is typically only prescribed when other treatments, such as antibiotics, have failed to help.
Accutane® works by reducing the oil produced by the skin. This helps to prevent clogged pores and reduces inflammation. When used over time as directed, it can help patients who have struggled to find a solution to acne that works.
Is Accutane® right for everyone?
It is important to note that treatments like Accutane® is not a cure for acne, and it can have serious side effects. Therefore, it is important to discuss this medication with Dr. Linda J. Banta of Stone Oak Dermatology before starting treatment. She can evaluate your skin, talk to you about your medical and family history, and make a recommendation based on your unique situation. Accutane® is not a “one size fits all” solution for acne and may not be appropriate for certain patients.
How do I schedule a consultation visit to learn more about this treatment?
At Stone Oak Dermatology, Dr. Linda J. Banta provides a wide range of solutions for patients who are dealing with acne and are unable to find results using over-the-counter products. If you are considering aggressive treatments such as Accutane®, connect with our team by calling 210-494-0504 and scheduling a consultation with our professionals.