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A 27-year-old female asked:

I'm currently using triphasil for 2 months now and my face started breaking, i'm developing acne. what contraceptive can i use that will be good for my skin?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Oral bcp's: Oral contraceptives which vary the amounts of active hormones (like "Triphasil") can occasionally contribute to acne. Oral bcp's with a constant amount of an estrogen and a progesterone component , if taken punctually (within the hour of the active pill taken the day prior) are better for controlling acne. Ask your gyn physician about a bcp like "Seasonal or Seasonique" which may improve acne.

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Last updated Feb 24, 2019

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