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how long does it take birth control to clear acne

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Variable: Some people the pill after a few months helps with acne, but in others it has little effect.
Dr. Charles Turck
16 years experience Pharmacology
3 months: There should be a significant improvement of the acne by cycle 3 or 3 months.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Acne: have your primary doctor give you some strong benzoyl peroxide. Or use the 10% over the counter products. Wash your face with this. You also need to ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shontae Buffington
16 years experience Pediatrics
Give it time: I usually advise patients to give "the pill" at least 3 cycles to determine if they will experience clearing of acne. Continue to use topical acne so ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Three Months: It may take three menstrual cycles (three months) for benefits to be observed using oral contraceptive pills. It is unlikely that all of the lesions ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Estrogen: Hormonal acne is caused by high levels of androgens ( male hormones like testosterone). The estrogen in bit control pills increases the production of ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No, No, Not harmful: many benefits to taking OCP's, as long you don't smoke! Please continue as you are, otherwise.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
IF effective, 3 wks: If this is hormonally responsive acne, then you may see some changes in 3 weeks.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes it is possible: Acne can help with management of acne ,primarily to prevent pregnant while on Tretinoin but also reduce the level of active testosterone in the blood, ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: If it is otherwise appropriate. The oral contraceptive pill also offers other health advantages that aren't well-known, even if you do not need birth ... Read More
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