Evaluation of biophysical skin parameters and hair changes in patients with acne vulgaris treated with isotretinoin, and the effect of biotin use on these parameters

Aksac S. E., Güneş Bilgili S., Özaydın Yavuz G., Yavuz İ. H., Aksac M., Karadag A. S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.60, no.8, pp.980-985, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ijd.15485
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.980-985
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Aim Impairment of biotin metabolism with the use of isotretinoin and the mucocutaneous side effects observed in patients using isotretinoin suggests that they are a result of decreased enzyme activity. We aimed to determine the pattern of skin and hair changes in patients with acne receiving isotretinoin and how these changes were affected by biotin added to the treatment.