Accutane (Isotretinoin): Acne in Individuals with Dark Skin

Typical acne treatments like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are often ineffective for individuals with dark skin who have moderate to severe acne. Not only do these treatment not prevent outbreaks of acne, but they also can cause individual’s skin to become dry and itchy.

If this is you, then you should consider using Accutane (Isotretinoin) to treat your acne. Isotretinoin is a oral medication derived from Vitamin A that is very effective in treating severe acne.

Isotretinoin is an especially effective acne treatment for individuals with dark skin that have tried other common acne treatments without success.

Isotretinoin has a number of common, minor side effects, including dry lips and mouth, minor facial swelling, crusty skin, nosebleeds, nausea, and thinning of hair. In rare cases more severe side effects are possible.

Isotretinoin can cause severe birth defects if a women gets pregnant while taking it. Consequently, women taking Isotretinoin must be either using an oral contraception or an intrauterine device (IUD). Neither men nor women are allowed to give blood while using Isotretinoin.

For more information on how to treat your moderate to severe acne contact us at Health Circle.