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developed adult acne related to hormone replacement. testosterone estrogen levels low. use clindamycin 1% and not helping. what can i use?

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Dr. Lisa Hogan
35 years experience General Surgery
My recommendations: There are many factors that contribute to acne breakouts. What i recommend to my patients: hormonal imbalance needs to be addressed; daily use a clarisonic device to deep clean pores with glycolic acid cleanser, glycolic acid topical for exfoliation, a retinoid (my favorite is retrinal) for it's anti-acne & anti-aging effects, and a good sunscreen. Azaleic acid can also be helpful for adult acne.
Answered on Sep 25, 2013
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Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ideas: 1st of all-your hormone levels may not b checked accurately. Blood levels don't work for topicals. Sounds like u need hormones adjusted. If that doesn't help sometimes a course of antibiotics (doxycycline or Minocycline ) can help treat acne. It really sounds like you are getting too much hormone.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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