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can u use desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control to treat acne?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not the best use: Of an oral contraceptive. Many women do notice that their acne improved on oral hormones. I have seen more women using Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for that which has had some unpleasant side effects surface. Speak with your physician or ob/gyn about this. You may also find that chinese medicine helps a lot more as it works on the core reason or imbalance for your acne and helps repair the problem- not just treat symptoms.

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