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A 22-year-old male asked about a 22-year-old female:

How to get rid of cystic acne & getting pimples on face due to hormones.

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 35 years experience
Birth control pills: The correct birth control pill (not all of them help acne) and/or spironolactone (a diuretic) help hormonal acne.
Dr. Amy Miller
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Acne & hormones: Many people, doctors included, don't realize there are hormone receptors all throughout our skin and the skin responds to both excess and lack of hormones. "hormonal acne" can be caused by many different imbalances. The first thing to try is birth control pills as that will sometimes regulate things. If that is not an option, an androgen receptor blocker like spironolactone can be helpful.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: How do you know it is hormonal? Pcos? Menstrual history? Meds? Some birth control pills make acne better, some make it worse. The hormone on iud and the injection birth control make it worse. Your dr needs to know these different hormones. Typically spironolactone is best. Some people just need to change their birth control.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the best solution to get rid of cystic acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Second opinion: If Isotretinoin has failed, it's possible you have one of the mimics rather than classic acne, especially at your age. I also trust you do not have sapho syndrome. Please get with a skin specialist.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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