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is there a connection between the birth control pill mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) and acne?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
At Time Yes: In some patients, Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) helps to improve acne if the menstrual cycles are irregular. However, some women notice their acne worsening after Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) is administered.

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