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Best Birth Control Pill For Acne
Contraception is also known as Birth control. Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
What is the TOP best birth control pill for Acne ? Just as effective as Diane35? I'm on Bellara is this one very effective?
Belara: I believe that you're referring to Belara which is not available in the States. The manufacturer states that it might have skin benefits: http://www.belara.com/professional/key-benefits-belara/. Check out http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/birth-control-for-acne-treatment for more options. ...Read more
Low androgen pill: Androgens are a group of hormones associated with "male traits", acne, hormone-related scalp hair loss, & hair growth in unwanted areas (e.g. facial) in women. Birth control pills contain a Progesterone (androgen) & often estrogen component. Pills with a low or anti- androgen Progesterone component (e.g. Yaz, Yasmin, etc) are often helpful for hormone-related acne. Consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne: The birth control pills most probably helped to keep your hormonal balance and prevented the acne. You could go back to the birth control pills. Also decrease the use of moisturizers in your skin. If you can buy witch hazel, this will work as an astringent and dry your face a little more. Consult also with a dermatologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Many option: There may be several good options for you to use as an alternative to your curent method of contraception. It would be important to know your medical history, your future goals pertaining to fertility, and what you have used in the past. Your doctor can review these things with you and help you make a good decision. ...Read more
Give it time: I usually advise patients to give "the pill" at least 3 cycles to determine if they will experience clearing of acne. Continue to use topical acne solutions AND take some before and after pictures of your skin to convince yourself that things are better or worse. If you do not experience at least some resolution of acne symptoms discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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