Clinically-proven acne treatment

Acne is not a cosmetic condition – it is a medical skin disease that is rarely fixed with complicated skincare routines. You may need prescription acne treatment to manage it effectively.
  • Free shipping every 2 months.
  • Suitable for mild to moderate acne.
  • Unlimited doctor support.


Clinically-proven acne treatment

Acne is not a cosmetic condition – it is a medical skin disease that is rarely fixed with complicated skincare routines. You may need prescription acne treatment to manage it effectively.
  • Free shipping every 2 months.
  • Suitable for mild to moderate acne.
  • Unlimited doctor support.


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Competitive pharmacy prices
Free Shipping & ongoing care

5 reasons why Aussies love Rosemary Health

1. It’s all online & takes 5 minutes to start.
You get professional advice on your skin, based on your skin health questionnaire and your photos. It only takes 5 minutes to complete and you can do it on your phone or computer anytime, anywhere. No video calls or appointments needed.
2. Clinically-proven skin treatments.
If over-the-counter products are not working for you, a doctor can prescribe medical grade treatments that are suitable for mild to moderate acne. This includes retinoid creams, AZA acid, oral and topical antibiotics and more that cannot be declared due to Australian law.
3. Free nationwide shipping for the duration of your script.
Never run out! We process your repeat medication every two months and send them to your door on schedule. You can pause, cancel or reorder at any time.
4. Unlimited follow ups with your doctor.
Improving your skin takes time. Our medical team is here to give you ongoing support, expert advice, check-ups & swaps during your 6 month plan.
5. Access over 25 other primary care services.
Acne isn't all we help with. We also offer quality and accessible care for conditions below.
Every day care
  • Acne
  • Contraceptives
  • Cold Sores
  • Hay fever
  • Hair Loss
  • Heartburn
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Sleep & Insomnia
Chronic conditions
  • Weight loss
  • Blood Pressure & Heart
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Incontinence
  • Lungs & Asthma
  • Mental Health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypothyroidism
Sexual health
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Herpes
Every day care
  • Acne
  • Contraceptives
  • Cold Sores
  • Hay fever
  • Hair Loss
  • Heartburn
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Sleep & Insomnia
Chronic conditions
  • Weight loss
  • Blood Pressure & Heart
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Incontinence
  • Lungs & Asthma
  • Mental Health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypothyroidism
Sexual health
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Herpes
Evidence based medication
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Unlimited ongoing medical care
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Up to
10%
body weight lost*
*if assessed to be appropriate by your GP. Results may vary.

No more waiting rooms

Rosemary connects doctors to you in a 100% online, text-based consult. Simple. The way it should be.
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What causes Acne?

Fundamentally it’s the blocking of skin pores that causes acne, however, there are various types of acne triggers.

Hormonal Acne

Hormone levels can greatly affect acne as they can drastically change how much oil the skin produces. Hormonal breakouts are tightly linked to changes in androgen levels in puberty, with teenagers commonly experiencing acne in the T-zone of the forehead, face, and jaw at this time.

The menstrual cycle also plays a large role in acne in women as fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels around one week before menstruation, often results in hormonal breakouts.

Cystic Acne

This is the most serious form of acne. This occurs when the normal bacteria that live on the skin mixes in with the excess oil and dead skin cells and becomes trapped in a pore. This results in painful, red, and inflamed cysts on the skin which can result in scarring if severe enough.

Medication Induced Acne

Some medicines can cause acne as a side effect. Particularly those that modify hormone levels in the body. Examples of drugs that can cause acne are corticosteroids, testosterone, and lithium.

Cosmetics

Oil-based cosmetics can result in worsening acne, especially if not removed regularly. For this reason, most cosmetics are now oil-free and recommended to be removed before sleeping.

What doesn’t cause Acne?

Acne isn’t caused by a lack of hygiene or ‘dirty’ skin – so no amount of cleansing, scrubbing or exfoliating will get rid of it. In fact, this can inflame skin and make everything worse! Acne is simply a medical condition that needs a medical solution. Stress is also commonly thought to cause a flare up if you are prone to acne, but it is not the cause. There is still no conclusive scientific evidence to suggest that diet causes acne. High-glycaemic foods and dairy can trigger breakouts for some (but not all!) people who are already predisposed to acne.


Acne Medications And Purging

Purging is one of the possible initial side effects of prescription retinoid use, especially if you had a lot of comedones (bumps under the skin) to start with. What you will also have, but can’t see, are ‘microcomedones’ – pores that were already blocked, but invisible to the eye. Retinoids speed up the shedding of skin cells to regulate the sticky skin cells that block your pores and lead to pimples. Unfortunately, in the initial stages of treatment, at the same time as treating your acne, you are also temporarily blocking pores with extra skin cells, pushing existing comedones to the surface, and causing microcomedones to turn into ‘actual’ comedones. So the pimples that might have surfaced over the next few months can all appear at once! 

If you are one of the unlucky few that this happens to, it is definitely NOT fun. If you already suffer from acne, it will feel like your treatment is making things worse, not better. The good news is, that as you continue to use your retinoid and these blockages are pushed to the surface and clear, you can expect fewer new breakouts. The other good news is that purging gets a lot more air time on social media than it occurs in real life, so it may not even happen for you!

Lifestyle and Home Remedies that could help with Acne

Mild acne may be able to be treated by small changes to basic skincare routines such as:

  • Avoiding oil-based cosmetics and creams - the excess oil from these products can worsen the skin.
  • Avoid bursting pimples - bursting pimples releases the oils, dead skin and bacteria within, further exposing them to other pores.
  • Wash the affected areas - washing the affected areas with gentle cleansers can remove dead skin and excess oils, lowing the potential for more blocked pores.
  • Avoid heavy cleansers - heavy cleansers or scrubs can have the opposite effect as they can irritate the skin further.
  • Shower regularly - this is to remove any excess oil or dead skin, particularly after sweating.

No more waiting rooms

We've made waiting rooms obsolete. Rosemary brings the doctor to you in a 100% online, text-based consult. Simple. The way it should be.

Eligible patients
The service is for patients who are already taking a particular medication prescribed by their GP and need a repeat supply.
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Controlled medications
Our doctors cannot prescribe Schedule 8 Controlled Drug medications and certain drugs of addiction via telehealth so you will not find it in our medications list.
See examples
Restricted medication for anxiety and sleep (Benzodiazepines), such diazepam (valium), temazepam, clonazepam (rivitrol, paxam), zolpidem (stilnox, ambien), oxazepam (serepax), nitrazepam (mogadon), lorazepam (ativan), flunitrazepam (hypnodorm), alprazolam (xanax, kalma), clobazam (frisium), zoplicone (zolpidem), suvorexant (belsomra).

What is Acne?

Acne is a skin condition that causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. It usually appears on the face, upper back, shoulders or chest. While it’s very common amongst teenagers, adult acne is also a common condition that varies in severity and persistence for anyone affected.

What causes Acne?

Fundamentally it’s the blocking of skin pores that causes acne, however, there are various types of acne triggers.

Hormonal Acne

Hormone levels can greatly affect acne as they can drastically change how much oil the skin produces. Hormonal breakouts are tightly linked to changes in androgen levels in puberty, with teenagers commonly experiencing acne in the T-zone of the forehead, face, and jaw at this time.

The menstrual cycle also plays a large role in acne in women as fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels around one week before menstruation, often results in hormonal breakouts.

Cystic Acne

This is the most serious form of acne. This occurs when the normal bacteria that live on the skin mixes in with the excess oil and dead skin cells and becomes trapped in a pore. This results in painful, red, and inflamed cysts on the skin which can result in scarring if severe enough.

Medication Induced Acne

Some medicines can cause acne as a side effect. Particularly those that modify hormone levels in the body. Examples of drugs that can cause acne are corticosteroids, testosterone, and lithium.

Cosmetics

Oil-based cosmetics can result in worsening acne, especially if not removed regularly. For this reason, most cosmetics are now oil-free and recommended to be removed before sleeping.

What doesn’t cause Acne?

Acne isn’t caused by a lack of hygiene or ‘dirty’ skin – so no amount of cleansing, scrubbing or exfoliating will get rid of it. In fact, this can inflame skin and make everything worse! Acne is simply a medical condition that needs a medical solution. Stress is also commonly thought to cause a flare up if you are prone to acne, but it is not the cause. There is still no conclusive scientific evidence to suggest that diet causes acne. High-glycaemic foods and dairy can trigger breakouts for some (but not all!) people who are already predisposed to acne.


Acne Medications And Purging

Purging is one of the possible initial side effects of prescription retinoid use, especially if you had a lot of comedones (bumps under the skin) to start with. What you will also have, but can’t see, are ‘microcomedones’ – pores that were already blocked, but invisible to the eye. Retinoids speed up the shedding of skin cells to regulate the sticky skin cells that block your pores and lead to pimples. Unfortunately, in the initial stages of treatment, at the same time as treating your acne, you are also temporarily blocking pores with extra skin cells, pushing existing comedones to the surface, and causing microcomedones to turn into ‘actual’ comedones. So the pimples that might have surfaced over the next few months can all appear at once! 

If you are one of the unlucky few that this happens to, it is definitely NOT fun. If you already suffer from acne, it will feel like your treatment is making things worse, not better. The good news is, that as you continue to use your retinoid and these blockages are pushed to the surface and clear, you can expect fewer new breakouts. The other good news is that purging gets a lot more air time on social media than it occurs in real life, so it may not even happen for you!

Lifestyle and Home Remedies that could help with Acne

Mild acne may be able to be treated by small changes to basic skincare routines such as:

  • Avoiding oil-based cosmetics and creams - the excess oil from these products can worsen the skin.
  • Avoid bursting pimples - bursting pimples releases the oils, dead skin and bacteria within, further exposing them to other pores.
  • Wash the affected areas - washing the affected areas with gentle cleansers can remove dead skin and excess oils, lowing the potential for more blocked pores.
  • Avoid heavy cleansers - heavy cleansers or scrubs can have the opposite effect as they can irritate the skin further.
  • Shower regularly - this is to remove any excess oil or dead skin, particularly after sweating.

Treatment plans.

All of our treatment plans come with free delivery and unlimited support with your doctor that can help to tweak your treatment to best suit you. You can pause, cancel or reorder at any time.
Topical Minoxidil 5%
Non-prescription Minoxidil helps regrow hair or slow the rate of hair loss. It comes as a liquid, foam or shampoo.
Oral Prescriptions
Taken as a daily pill, oral medication slow hair loss, and may encourage new hair growth.
Combination treatments
A doctor can evaluate your condition with these 2 treatment options in conjunction with each other.

What to expect

1-2 months: Save it
There will likely be no visible change in the first 2 months. This is temporary & normal.
3-6 months: Regrow it
At this point, it may become noticeable that hair loss has slowed or stopped, or in some cases even reversed. Continue to take photos to track your progress.
6 months and beyond
By now, hair loss may have considerably slowed or stopped, and some people may see signs of regrowth (usually at the crown of the head). Consistent daily treatment is required to maintain results and increase the chance of regrowth.
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Real, unfiltered results

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Treatment plans.

All of our treatment plans come with free delivery and unlimited support with your doctor. The plan duration is determined by your doctor and your medication will be billed and shipped every 2 months.
Oral Tablets - $17.50/month
Includes oral antibiotics that can reduce inflammation and help control acne-causing bacteria.
Topical Cream - $37.50/month
Includes prescription retinoids to reduce redness and swelling, and AZA acid for acne-causing bacteria.
Combination - $42/month
A doctor can evaluate your condition with these 2 treatment options in conjunction with each other.

Real, unfiltered results

Read what our patients are saying about their experience with us.
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Patients love using Rosemary.

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Great service!

Rosemary health is a lifesaver!! My skin became really bad during lockdown and I became desperate! After filling out the survey and uploading photos I received a response from the doctor within a few hours and my script was sent the next day. Two months later my skin is looking amazing! I have come across a couple of small problems with the service (such as the use of the patient portal) but they always reply to my emails very quickly and are helpful in coming up with a resolution.

I would 100% recommend this service to anyone!

Taylah

Greater Melbourne, VIC

What an experience

What an experience. For years I’ve suffered with acne and have visited dermatologists and GP’s with no avail, however Rosemary Health has changed all that. They’re prompt in their response timeframe, give advice on medication, diet and which products to use that is applicable to my specific skin requirements. It has changed my life and best of all I didn’t need to leave my house!

Luke

Time saving wonder

I received an acne treatment and I loved the fact that you could do it online. This is something I just simply wouldn't have had the time for at the doctors. I also like the fact that you could message the doctor directly and she told me exactly how to incorporate my skin routine with the treatment. Thanks, guys!

Brooke

So happy!

Not only amazingly convenient but what I have been prescribed for my skin ACTUALLY works! The process was really simple and involves detailed questionnaires so that GP has a full understanding of your needs. I’ve never had this type of care with a regular GP. Highly recommend!

Rikki-lee

Greater Melbourne, VIC

Great service!

Rosemary health is a lifesaver!! My skin became really bad during lockdown and I became desperate! After filling out the survey and uploading photos I received a response from the doctor within a few hours and my script was sent the next day. Two months later my skin is looking amazing! I have come across a couple of small problems with the service (such as the use of the patient portal) but they always reply to my emails very quickly and are helpful in coming up with a resolution.

I would 100% recommend this service to anyone!

Taylah

Greater Melbourne, VIC

What an experience

What an experience. For years I’ve suffered with acne and have visited dermatologists and GP’s with no avail, however Rosemary Health has changed all that. They’re prompt in their response timeframe, give advice on medication, diet and which products to use that is applicable to my specific skin requirements. It has changed my life and best of all I didn’t need to leave my house!

Luke

Time saving wonder

I received an acne treatment and I loved the fact that you could do it online. This is something I just simply wouldn't have had the time for at the doctors. I also like the fact that you could message the doctor directly and she told me exactly how to incorporate my skin routine with the treatment. Thanks, guys!

Brooke

So happy!

Not only amazingly convenient but what I have been prescribed for my skin ACTUALLY works! The process was really simple and involves detailed questionnaires so that GP has a full understanding of your needs. I’ve never had this type of care with a regular GP. Highly recommend!

Rikki-lee

Greater Melbourne, VIC

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Ongoing care from a team of leading medical practitioners

Our team of qualified doctors, nurses and pharmacists manage your ongoing healthcare needs, offering you a clinic and pharmacist in one place and seamless healthcare at your fingertips.

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