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Birth Control Pills Cause Acne Body Hair Growth
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
But...: Medical therapy to prevent new hair growth will not eliminate hair that is already present. Depending on the color and thickness of the hair these can be removed using lasers or electrolysis. There is also a prescription cream called vaniqa that can slow the rate of hair growth but does not actually remove it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is a vitamin that a teen could take that wouldn't cause acne or body hair growth and weight gain or anything at all but needing 2b healthy ?
I had a complete hysterectomy about 6 years ago can I take birth control pills for facial hair and acne?
If a hypothyroid woman is on birth control pills alone(no levothyroxine), would it improve some of her symptoms like acne or hair loss?
Odd question: If she has low thyroid she will clearly benefit from thyroid therapy. Why not??? The specific type of birth control is significant. Some hormones reduce acne and improve hair problems. Some hormones (androgenic progesterones) aggravate acne and cause loss of scalp hair. All 3 of your meds reduce acne and reduce loss of scalp hair. For polycystic ovary, weight loss and perhaps metformin are useful. ...Read more
Is laser hair removal a safe and/or recommended procedure for someone who cannot tolerate birth control pills for moderate facial hair growth?
Best birth control to help with PCOS? 19 y/o, was diagnosed and suffer from horrible acne, hair growth, oily scalp and other symptoms, OB at home said my current pull is too androgenic. I'm in college, campus health center is open to recommendations.
Why is it some birth control pills cure acne and others cause it? Are the effects universal for each pill, or is there variation between patients?
Varies between pts: Different bcps have varying amounts of hormones and how ur body response to the bcps, depends on how u respond to that particular combination of hormones. ...Read more
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
Hair follicles are distributed throughout the skin with the exception of the palms, soles and glaborous skin of the genitalia. The hair follicle first forms in the eyebrows, upper lips, and chin at 9 weeks gestation. The bulk of the remaining follicles begin to develop at 4 to 5 months gestation in a ...Read more
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